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Old 09-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #29
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This tuesday we'll be heading to Moab Utah to play with the Jeep on the unbelievably beautiful terrain. We will stay one night in Zion on the way, and possibly another in Bryce or Capitol Reef. I will check the lugnuts every hundred miles at first, and check hub temps, tire pressures, etc. The new axle rides nice, and the new brakes were numb at first, but are gripping better after just 30 miles of use.
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It's margarita time at Margaritaville! Carlsbad State Beach, first outing.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #30
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Have a ton of fun! Safe travels
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #31
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Thanks Donna!
We are looking forward to this trip.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:28 PM   #32
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and you'll post pictures of your trip too when you get back... won't you
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #33
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If you don't mind me asking what is the cost of a new axle? I have a 19' fifth wheel that someone weilded an old leaf spring axle to. I'd like to get it back to original asap.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #34
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Steve,
I was quoted 430.00 yesterday for a 3500# dexrel axle, hubs, and brakes.
That was out the dealers door but not installed
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #35
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Hmmmm, can the drexel be welded? I put everything on hold when I saw the butcher job leaf spring axle on my rig. Can't believe I didn't notice it prior. I did drive about 5k miles with it and didn't notice anything.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:28 PM   #36
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on Scamps original axle is welded right to frame, but you might want to get if going with a drexel, is the side bolt plate which you weld to frame then axle is bolted to that http://united-trailers.com/Uploads/Manuals/Manual_6.pdf
Think about page 55 shows the axle
But if leaf springs are working out maybe you dont want to change
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:35 PM   #37
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Steve,
I was quoted 430.00 yesterday for a 3500# dexrel axle, hubs, and brakes.
That was out the dealers door but not installed
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Hmmmm, can the drexel be welded? I put everything on hold when I saw the butcher job leaf spring axle on my rig. Can't believe I didn't notice it prior. I did drive about 5k miles with it and didn't notice anything.
The $430 sounds about right for a Dexter axle (dexrel is a new one on me??). You can weld the Dexter mounting brackets to your trailer chassis but a much better solution is to weld a 'mounting kit' to the chassis & bolt the new axle to that. The kit is only a few bucks (think less'n $30) & well worth it for any future replacement/maintenance of the axle.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:34 PM   #38
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I had Scamp install a complete new axle with a 3 " lift on my 16 FTer . Cost was $600.00 installed and they installed the brackets so the axle is now a bolt on axle (Cost as of 4-15-2012)
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #39
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If only I lived as close to Scamp, LOL!

Actually I bought this thing really cheap ($2500) and it was kind of a pit, has mold smell, fridge not working properly, converter/charger in pieces, tires were shot, finish is poor, etc, etc. I was planning a nice solar system with dual batteries, new fridge, new electronics, paint, interior mods, etc, etc. A new axle at this point was not in the budget. I might go ahead with the original plan and wory about the axle at a later date.
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