Fiber Stream Axles - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2018, 01:16 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Randy & Ranae
Trailer: Fiber Stream
OR - Oregon
Posts: 9
Registry
Fiber Stream Axles

I've seen the question asked a number of times, but no good responses. Here's what I've learned about the axles and brakes on my '81 Fiber Stream.

Axles were manufactured by LaSalle Deitch of Riverside California. The company still exists, but quit making these axles in the early 1980's. The brakes were provided by another company, Fayette most likely, and are an odd 7.25" x 1.5" These were also out of production since the early 1990's.

I'm looking to rebuild mine. Anyone have a source for parts: magnets, hubs, brake shoes etc?
__________________

OR335d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 01:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
John in Santa Cruz's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21, 2002 Ford F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4
California
Posts: 754
I do believe if I was in your shoes, I'd be looking at converting to the common Dexter axle with whatever brakes are commonly used today so that parts availability would be a non-issue.
__________________

John in Santa Cruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 01:35 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Randy & Ranae
Trailer: Fiber Stream
OR - Oregon
Posts: 9
Registry
Rather not spend the additional $600+ if I can help it.
OR335d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 06:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
mszabo's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1986 Bigfoot FT20
Michigan
Posts: 758
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Bra.../AKEBRK-2.html
mszabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 08:13 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
John in Santa Cruz's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21, 2002 Ford F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4
California
Posts: 754
Quote:
Originally Posted by mszabo View Post
his drums are 7.25", odd size. I doubt 7" brakes would work.
John in Santa Cruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 08:32 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
mszabo's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1986 Bigfoot FT20
Michigan
Posts: 758
Order new drums
mszabo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 09:11 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Randy & Ranae
Trailer: Fiber Stream
OR - Oregon
Posts: 9
Registry
Would still need a new brake assembly as well, and none work with the offset and bearing size/location. Ours arenít interchangeable with anything currently manufactured.

I do appreciate the ideas. Iím really hoping to stumble upon someone who knows someone with new old stock.
OR335d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 09:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
John in Santa Cruz's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21, 2002 Ford F250 7.3 Diesel 4x4
California
Posts: 754
35 yr old limited volume new old stock? yeah, good luck with that.
John in Santa Cruz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 02:11 PM   #9
Member
 
Name: Tom
Trailer: Casita
CA
Posts: 38
You can likely find a bolt-on replacement at a salvage yard, for the axle/brake assembly. You may need to have a welder shorten the axle, that's an easy job.
__________________

TomE11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
axle, fiber stream


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
Fiber Stream Axles Cindy Ross Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 6 05-30-2016 11:08 PM
16 ft Fiber Strream dual axles - $5,600 Benita Classified Archives 2 07-18-2009 03:17 PM
Fiber Stream Interior Legacy Posts General Chat 2 08-11-2003 03:19 PM
Fiber Stream Trailer Legacy Posts General Chat 7 08-06-2003 07:40 AM
Fiber Stream Buyer General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

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

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.