Axle replacement on Bigfoot 15B17CB - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 01-10-2016, 05:15 PM   #15
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I also would like to replace/upgrade my drop axle to a straight axle on my 1990 Bigfoot 17". Did you happen to get a part# for the new axle? What was the length measurements you use? I have 85" hub face to hub face and 66" leaf spring set to center. While I'm at it I would also like to replace the brake drums and leaf springs. On your axle replacement/upgrade did you replace the brakes drums & leaf springs?

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Old 01-11-2016, 09:45 PM   #16
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I'm not sure who you are directing the question to but I suggest you take your trailer to a Dexter dealer and let them take the measurements to make sure you get the right parts. I purchased a complete new axle assembly, which includes new brakes and hubs. I also had new leaf springs installed. More on that in this thread...

New leaf spring failed on Bigfoot

I also can't recommend a set of Dexter wet shackles enough. More on that here...

Greasable (wet) shackle kit installed on Bigfoot

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