Third times a charm - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-02-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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Back in June, we ordered a new axle for our 13 ft Boler. When it arrived it was too long... Oh darn!
We wanted to order a second axle but the rep said that if it wasn't right it would be our problem so we had the rep come and do the correct measurements. After a couple of delays and a couple more calls, it finally came....Too short.... Double darn!
A third time the axle was ordered and when it finally arrived we measured everything carefully and found that it was just right.
Goldilocks would be proud.
We finally have the axle mounted and the trailer is back on an even keel again. It tows beautifuly and there is a lot less bounce when on rough roads. Another plus is the grease fitting on the end of the hub that allows me to use a grease gun and lubricate both the inner and outer bearings at the same time. No more messy tear-down and repacking.

Now back to sanding and adding the second coat of paint to the lower half of the body.

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Old 08-02-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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We finally have the axle mounted and the trailer is back on an even keel again.
It is a nice feeling to have it finally done. Congratulations!

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Old 08-02-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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Hi: Jim...So the "Long and Short of it" is measure twice axle once!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie P.S. looking forward to seeing your reflections on the paint in Niagara Falls!
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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Glad it worked out finally. Could you post stats of what you bought and from where? Length, angle, weight rating etc....

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