After 35 years, the axle
needs to be replaced. Its a torsion axle, and it has lost its ability to absorb and dampen shock and vibration. My experience with our 2 vintage campers with torsion axles (we replaced the axles in both campers) is that you can still tow until you get around to replacing the axle, but take steps to minimize problems and damage:
- secure the doors and drawers
- secure loose items in the camper
- slow down
Also, replace the axle sooner rather than later.
Concerning replacement cost and where to get it done, Scamp
owners would have a better idea. The Scamp factory does axle replacements, so you could get an estimate from them.