86' Burro 17 axle - Page 4 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #43
Senior Member
 
pjanits's Avatar
 
Name: Pete
Trailer: 17 ft 1986 Burro
Tennessee
Posts: 881
One more update ( I gotta stop)

Since it now rides high and looks pretty, I replaced the Atkins drop down stabilizers in the rear. Now it's really pretty.
__________________

__________________
pjanits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
Looks like the wheel's centered fore and aft under load and scads of vertical clearance. The trailer looks to be in very good condition.

jack
__________________

__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #45
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Beautiful!

Too often axle swaps look strange, especially when they raise the trailer. Not so with yours- it looks as if that's what was intended by the original designer.

Francesca
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
I agree with Francesca. Prolly looks good because 16-1/2" is not a radical increase from the original 14" ground to frame dimension. Ground clearance isn't going to affect center of gravity all that much and load rating of axle is a better match for the curb wgt. of the trailer. Brand new suspension. Maybe larger rims and tire with a higher load rating than the original 13s? Total uplift!

jack
__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 08:58 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
pjanits's Avatar
 
Name: Pete
Trailer: 17 ft 1986 Burro
Tennessee
Posts: 881
Yes 14 inch wheels and tires. I took the measurements and compared them with the Dexter #10 axle and it was very ,very close to the original. I did have some apprehension and had a plan B worked out , but didn't need it. The original bolt holes were 1/2 inch so I had to enlarge them to 5/8 inch. I did use the original mounts so it was essentially a plug in. I had to grind about 1/16 inch off the rear slots of the axle mount to fit the bolts. All in all I would recommend this axle for any 86' Burro 17'.
I could supply the measurements if there is a way to post them to the document center.
__________________
pjanits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
pjanits's Avatar
 
Name: Pete
Trailer: 17 ft 1986 Burro
Tennessee
Posts: 881
Final,Final update. Finally got to go caming, went up to Breaks Interstate Park in VA. New axle loved the trip, didn't mind the twisty mountain roads at all. Towed like a dream. I will try the weight distribution hitch I have but don't think it will make the trailer any better ,just the front wheel traction.
__________________
pjanits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
Axle swap info is interesting to me, particularly an off the shelf swap. Lot of folks wish they had your lucky charm.

jack
__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
pjanits's Avatar
 
Name: Pete
Trailer: 17 ft 1986 Burro
Tennessee
Posts: 881
Set up the wieght distrbuting hitch.

As I thought, gives better traction on gravel and wet grass and probably on the road too. New axle a dream to tow, I even find myself going over 70 at times. But I try to stay 65. The brakes will stop the car by themselves, so nice to have brakes again. Had two panic stops since the upgrade and am so happy to have brakes.
__________________
pjanits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 12:48 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
pjanits's Avatar
 
Name: Pete
Trailer: 17 ft 1986 Burro
Tennessee
Posts: 881
Latest update

Last summer we went out to Vegas and back via Texas. 3 weeks of completely uneventful trailoring. Axle = all was fine, tires = all was fine.

Fantastic trip all around, Saw Vegas, and surrounding state and National parks, Texas Palo Duro Canyon 22 miles south of Amirillo. This place is a secret little Grand Canyon. San Antonio and Both Bush museums. Hot springs bath and Shiloh Battle field.
Great time
__________________
pjanits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 09:06 PM   #52
Junior Member
 
Name: jerry
Trailer: scamp 16/Burro 17
Missouri
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjanits View Post
Update: I ordered the axle today will pick it up from Dexter on March 5 ( my choice)
#3500, elec brakes with self adjust, EZlube, 22.5 down $544 tax included.
Hi, I am going to replace mine as well on my 1990 17 burro wide body what is the part number or info for the dexter axle you used? thanks much Jerry Luttrell
__________________
oldstation2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #53
Senior Member
 
pjanits's Avatar
 
Name: Pete
Trailer: 17 ft 1986 Burro
Tennessee
Posts: 881
Axle

Jerry,

I am away from home right now so I can't look it up. But if you call them ( I used the Ga. office) they are very helpful. The info you have will get you to the right axle.

Pete
__________________
pjanits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 04:00 PM   #54
Junior Member
 
Name: jerry
Trailer: scamp 16/Burro 17
Missouri
Posts: 11
Thanks Pete, I will check with Dexter about the #10 like you used, there is a dealer here in Kansas City, A&A wheel, I ordered an axle for my 2009 16' scamp through them, I will be selling the scamp now that I have the burro, much roomier and has much larger bed, thanks alot , Jerry
__________________
oldstation2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 09:12 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
pjanits's Avatar
 
Name: Pete
Trailer: 17 ft 1986 Burro
Tennessee
Posts: 881
axle

If you remember I said I had to grind one hole on each side with a dremel tool for the bolt to slide in. About 1/4 inch or less I believe. The other bolts lined right up.

You will love that new axle.
__________________
pjanits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2015, 01:55 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2000 Burro 17 ft / 2001 Toyota Tundra V8 2wd
Posts: 322
Registry
Pete, did you order your axle directly from Dexter and shipped to you? Or did you need to go through a dealer?
__________________

__________________
ThomasE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
axle, burro


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
17 ft burro axle Robert Detrick Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 8 10-07-2012 01:04 PM
Burro frame and axle question Mike Magee Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 5 08-06-2010 11:41 AM
1983 Burro Axle James Bar. Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 13 03-16-2009 12:51 AM
Burro axle sag questions Steve Hilby Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 1 01-27-2008 01:55 PM
Burro axle dimensions AndyW Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 0 04-05-2006 10:33 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.