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Old 06-22-2016, 08:24 PM   #15
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You don't even want to know what it cost me for a new axle, new tires and wheels (Chevy Corvette Rally Wheels on Ford Bolt Pattern)... the things we do, just because of the visuals
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:40 PM   #16
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$1400 seems steep to me. We had the axle done in our 1998 Casita 17sd last year and it was $1000 CDN ($800USD) for new axle and brakes and installation. That was a 3500lb Flexiride splined axle, 10" brakes and drums.
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Ellpea, it's green and dirty and we're not taking it with us....at least that's what I keep telling the kids as I spend it
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:29 AM   #18
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The 10" brakes may be a help later on. I tried to have a shop turn my 7" drums and their equipment wouldn't go that small. They could do 10" so you are set for future maintenance on them.
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:06 AM   #19
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$1400 seems steep to me. We had the axle done in our 1998 Casita 17sd last year and it was $1000 CDN ($800USD) for new axle and brakes and installation. That was a 3500lb Flexiride splined axle, 10" brakes and drums.
Dudley, I agree. This was almost half again what we were expecting. PLUS, the axle is adjusted as low as it will go, and the trailer is higher than I would like to see it.


So with all of my Pollyanna plans to post details for Lil Bigfoot posterity, I'm not sure I have much to offer.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:12 AM   #20
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Ellpea, it's green and dirty and we're not taking it with us....at least that's what I keep telling the kids as I spend it

I love this quote. To bad I am learning it too late.


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Ellpea, I think tonight I'm going to have a glass of wine for you - just in case you missed one!!!
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I think wine is good insurance for all of lifes little bends and twists. I'm getting a new axle Tuesday on my 2012 Scamp 13. But mine was in an accident with P.O. and I just don't like the negative camber on one tire, not the weird way the backing plate sits. I'll be drinking when I get home from my journey, but my drug of choice is beer and several outta do it!
I kept my axle factory specs, could have went to 0 degrees as a good friend here suggested, but it was already ordered by then. And heck, that axle will outlive me at this point. So I Think it's time for a beer. As has been said, "Beer is proof that God loves man and wants him to be happy!"

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The 10" brakes may be a help later on. I tried to have a shop turn my 7" drums and their equipment wouldn't go that small. They could do 10" so you are set for future maintenance on them.
Thanks Ron, this is a good thought which I find cheering!
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I think wine is good insurance for all of lifes little bends and twists. I'm getting a new axle Tuesday on my 2012 Scamp 13. But mine was in an accident with P.O. and I just don't like the negative camber on one tire, not the weird way the backing plate sits. I'll be drinking when I get home from my journey, but my drug of choice is beer and several outta do it!
I kept my axle factory specs, could have went to 0 degrees as a good friend here suggested, but it was already ordered by then. And heck, that axle will outlive me at this point. So I Think it's time for a beer. As has been said, "Beer is proof that God loves man and wants him to be happy!"

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Wendy Lee, I think you are right about that. Beer AND wine, that is. Remember, someone did turn water into wine, so God must have wanted us to have it.

However, when wine became bubbly, that was the real proof. I get mine in the big bottle at Costco, and am imbibing at this very moment!

Good luck with your new axle, I hope it goes without a hitch. I mean, keep your hitch. You know what I mean!
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Ellpea, I think tonight I'm going to have a glass of wine for you - just in case you missed one!!!
Joe, I appreciate the gesture. I haven't missed mine, but you should maybe have a second just to be on the safe side!
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I love this quote. To bad I am learning it too late.


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Don there's a lot of wisdom in what Dave said. I have to quit crying over spilt milk (it's not spilt bubbly, after all). Part of that means I have to stop thinking about how much gas I could have bought for the extra $6-700 we spent, Yada Yada Yada.

Nuff said, nuff whinging. Have another sip and think about where to travel next!

Thanks, everyone, for encouraging words. They are appreciated!
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My wife and I "love" the Franzia Fruity Red Sangria. Im not a sweet wine person, but this stuff is SO good when cold. And its a 5 liter box for like $14.

Anybody, before yoh laugh, try it!!! Has to be cold tho! We have served it to wine pinky pointy peeps, and they liked it too!
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My wife and I "love" the Franzia Fruity Red Sangria. Im not a sweet wine person, but this stuff is SO good when cold. And its a 5 liter box for like $14.

Anybody, before yoh laugh, try it!!! Has to bd cold tho!
Hey, I totally respect box wine! I used to keep a box of white and a box of red in my little wardrobe closet in the vintage Kencraft trailer I stayed in several nights a week when attending college. (The KC trailer had a FULL fiberglass roof along with front and back walls, it was awesome). I just had to open the cupboard door and turn on the spout. Awesome. Fellow grad students loved to visit me there!

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