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Old 11-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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86' Burro 17 axle

I'm getting ready to change out my axle and it's looking like the Dexter #10 3500 lb axle may just fit in perfectly or pretty close to the original Henschen axle brackets. Has anyone done this yet?
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Wow- a 3500 pound axle!

I'd never have guessed that a Boler would be that heavy....

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
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It's a Burro 17' really almost 18 foot. The original axle (henschen) was for 3000lb

It's the ballroom version, no bathroom.
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Oops!

I'm an idjit- I thought you said "Boler"...

But I must say, I didn't realize Burros were that heavy, either...this site's an education, that's for sure!

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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Burro 17"

Not an idjiot. Burros are kind of rare, original ads said 2000 lb. But after the wife adds all her stuff and shoes it's closer to 3500 lb. Ha
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Scamps 16 and 19 ft are 3500#
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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Scamps 16 and 19 ft are 3500#
I presume you mean the axle-Scamp gives the curb weight of a 16 footer as around 1800 pounds...

Still- that sounds like an awful lot of axle. Surely one can't put 1500 pounds of gear in one, and it seems like the ride would be really harsh!

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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The 3000# Henschen under the Burro 17 is certainly not overkill considering the curb weights that the Scaleman got for a couple of them. Mine is 3100 on the axle disregarding tongue weight. I'd go with the 3500lb rated axle. I have no idea what fits the bolting flanges; I think the Henschen on ours is 20 degrees down/trailing. Casita 17s are also on the heavy side and run axles of 3500# rating. Burros have a decent excuse for being a bit zoftig. Most 17s on the road except perhaps Egg Camper are narrower.

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #9
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I realize I will have to change to 14" wheels for the 10" brakes, I am looking at the Northern Tools 14" wheels and tire for 134 bucks free shipping, although I would probably pick them up in Knoxville.
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I realize I will have to change to 14" wheels for the 10" brakes, I am looking at the Northern Tools 14" wheels and tire for 134 bucks free shipping, although I would probably pick them up in Knoxville.
I put 10" brakes on the 13" wheels on my UHaul. It is close, but they fit.
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I put 10" brakes on the 13" wheels on my UHaul. It is close, but they fit.

I need new tires anyway, might as go all out.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #12
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Well, what is it? 86 feet (86' - #1) or 17 inches (17" - #5)?

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #13
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As you have the dancehall version, I think you'll be alright with 14" rims. With the shower, the right side wheelwell is reduced in width and is very close to the inner sidewall of a 205/75R14. A big plus of switching out to bigger tires is the larger load capacity which combined is very close to the axle rating you're getting. Someone here has mentioned the necessity of a certain offset for the rims but after buying rims off the shelf at Eastern Marine I have had no signs of overload on the axle spindles thus far (about 1500 mi).

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I believe it's an '86 (1986 YOM) Burro. It is 17.66' (17'-8") (17-2/3') long.
It is 6'-20" (7-4/6') (92") wide. It's about yea tall.

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