Replacing Axle - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-25-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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I need to replace the axle on my Pacer sometime this summer.
Does anyone know where to look on the old axle, for some kind of I.D.?
Hoping I could tell what is there now, may make it easier to look for a new one.
Not real sure what to get for a new one - but will love your input.


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Old 05-25-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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There has to be at least a hundred posts on replacing axles. Opinions vary on what to get, whether to add brakes or not and orientation (leading vs trailing arm). Most here go with either Dexter or Flexride because of the availability.
There is usually a tag somewhere on your axle saying who made it and the specs. Most original axles were under rated.

You can try an advanced search using +axle with any of the following:

I went a little overboard on my axle replacement, raising the trailer a bit, switching from leading to trailing arm and adding brakes. I posted a lengthy post of what I did and why with lots of pictures and diagrams. By the time you wade through that post, you should know enough to be able to make your own decisions or ask specific questions.

Your Perris Pacer should not be that much different than my boler American.

Even though I've done this recently, I'm having to take similiar measurements and make similar decisions on replacing the axle on my newly acquired Trillium 4500. I know that Tom from TrilliumRV has posted the specs on his website for the Trillium 4500 replacement axle by Dexter, he does not provide the specs that Dexter wants when ordering.

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