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Old 01-26-2015, 05:03 PM   #1
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Hi All, bought my new (1986) Scamp 19. I need a new axle and was seeking any advice ya'll might provide. Yes, I live down south...lol. Thanks Billy


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Old 01-26-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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What is on there now? Is it a torsion or spring and shock absorber axle?
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:50 PM   #3
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Redneck trailer supply sells Dexter Tor-Flex axles and has a location in Tampa. Redneck Trailer Supplies - Locations Details
Once you order and pick it up from their whse. they don't charge for shipping at least at their Pa. location. It will run about $500 with all the options.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:12 PM   #4
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Thanks Eddie, I believe it is the original torsion axle, welded on so my trailer/weld shop will have to do the work. I decided not to go anywhere until I replace...not much room in the wheel well...
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You will need a # 10 Tor-Flex. When I ordered the last one for a S-19 the max rating was 3500# I think they have upped the max rating to 4K#. If I were to replace another one on a S-19 I would go with a 4K axle. They are also now are offering the axle with a 2" higher mounting bracket. Your current axle is most likely an ALKO but most people replace them with Dexters. I will see if I can find my order worksheet for the S-19.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:21 AM   #6
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Eddie, Thanks so much for your help!
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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If you can find the plate with the model number / serial number on the axle ALKO can probably pull up the specifications for you. They keep that stuff forever. Otherwise I figured having a shop measure and order axle is good insurance against my ordering and having to eat a $500 oops that almost fits.

Having them weld a bolt on bracket will be a nice bonus for the future, any future axle replacement won't need to be welded on. Just order the axle with bolt on bracket from then on and do remove and replace.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:11 PM   #8
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Thanks Roger,
I plan to have them take the measurements to be sure the right one is ordered. Eddie gave me some good info that I will provide to help guide the process. Once completed, I will be ready to hit the road! Sure appreciate all the hellp.
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