I just replaced the axle
on my '84. The axle
was near its end when I bought mine, thought I could wait another year, but I took the trailer down I-29 when I was going to vend at North Country Fiber Fair in Watertown SD. I think the bumpy concrete sections on the interstate did it in. First pic is at a rest area. Van is loaded with merchandise so is riding lower than normal as well.
Second pic was taken just after I had the axle
replaced at the Scamp
factory in Backus, MN. Lucky me, I live only 100 miles away from there and combined the replacement with a camping trip.
I replaced the old axle with one that can't accept trailer brakes
. Folks here recommended I get the axle that has the brakes
for extra stopping power, but I decided to go with the cheaper axle. FYI $310 for the axle and $130 to install.
It pulls much better. I don't have to use a scissors jack anymore to get the rear stabilizer jacks to deploy. And things don't shift and rattle around when I'm traveling down the road.
It doesn't have that cool low rider look anymore, but I don't have to worry about an axle breaking on a trip.