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Old 06-26-2013, 10:28 PM   #57
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3500 pound Torflex axle, complete with 10 inch electric brakes, EZ lube
3 new white wheels, 5-pin, new radials balanced.


Towed it home from Moriarity Pipe & Iron, this afternoon. New axle, oriented 10 degrees, created a comfortable 3 inches of space from top of tire to wheel well. Glad to now be in the 21st century with the bigger brakes, 5-pin wheels, etc.

Sorry Roy, couldn't get my axle guy to cut the old axle in half like I hoped. Just wasn't a good time to ask for it. I should also mention total bill for the work was $873.69, including axle special delivery freight charge of $96. Thought that was quite reasonable. Note old axle beside the Scamp in the yard picture.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:59 PM   #58
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That's OK Myron,
I am starting to believe that axle guys have a thing about not wanting to cut them in half and let us see what is happening inside. It must be a cult secret kind of thing.

Looking forward to hearing how she tows and how the tire wear works out a few more miles down the road.

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Towed beautiful on the 8 mile drive home. As usual, had to remind myself it was back there. The old axle brakes never worked so was an abrupt but nice surprise to see the green light on the Tekonsha. Don't think, however, I will ever get used to not being able to snap my baby moons on the new wheels.
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Towed beautiful on the 8 mile drive home. As usual, had to remind myself it was back there. The old axle brakes never worked so was an abrupt but nice surprise to see the green light on the Tekonsha. Don't think, however, I will ever get used to not being able to snap my baby moons on the new wheels.
My trailer is two years newer than yours Myron. I replaced the axle several years back... I have no regrets. It tows so smoothly now compared to the "before." Do you have the ole "standard" white wheels now? I bit the bullet and had wheels made so I could run beauty rings and hub caps. You know, a gal has to do what a gal has to do.. It's all about visuals!
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When I bought this trailer it came with full hub caps, the cheapo kind I hated instantly. Lost no time painting the wheels white and replacing with the baby moons I had doggedly hunted down on EBay.

Ah, but the new, standard, powder coated white wheels, nice and clean as they are, make no accomodation for those old babies. Guess an era has passed.
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