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Old 09-12-2010, 12:42 PM   #15
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The Dexter website has all the information you need to spec a replacement axle: Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - RESOURCE LIBRARY Once on the website, the top menu box lists "axle measurement". That pdf is quite detailed and complete.
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My blood presssure just rose a notch! I promise, "gentle" is the key.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:48 PM   #17
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if it were me, i would tear down the boat house if you can. that wold give you unemcumbered access to do what you want. barring that. i would use channel dollies. i had my camp a mobile home get blown off its pillars several years ago by a violent storm. i found and hired a guy who ( along with 1 helper ) jacked and cribbed my trailer back up and placed steel beams under it. they let it down on these channel dollies and PUSHED it into position by HAND...and I am talking a 14 x 65 foot trailer filled! here's a couple of links to show you what i am talking about...

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you might look for guys who set up mobile homes and see what they would charge you or rent the equipment. you get the right guys and they will walk that baby out of there like it was you pet coon hound.
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You are getting a lot of interesting ideas. Hope something works for you.
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You are getting a lot of interesting ideas. Hope something works for you.
Hey CD...
I think made2care should just tell us the date he is going to move "Sleeping Beauty" ...and for the cost of a case of something from the "amber food group," given the interest from so many ...he could probably Git-r-Done!
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I managed to contact a mobile home outfit and they gave me a great estimate for jacking her up enough to place axle on. I agree in terms of removing the boathouse. will keep you updated.
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I managed to contact a mobile home outfit and they gave me a great estimate for jacking her up enough to place axle on. I agree in terms of removing the boathouse. will keep you updated.
Good for you! ...Let the professionals do the job with the right tools.

Not worth jeopardizing your health nor the risk of dropping your
"princess" during the "first dance". I'm betting the glass slipper will fit your Cinderella ...and you will live happily ever after!
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The trailer looks very simmilar to the thailer on the picture below (I'm not expert on vintage trailers):


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How do they tow those big trailers with just a station wagon .... Must have been some big motor in it ...???
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I don't think it is heavy as it appears. First, the angle of the picture. Second, it is a single axle and finally, they didn't have all the goodies that we think we have to have. That looks like a 56 Chev and it probably had a V8. In those days 35/40 was not a bad speed when towing. 50 wasn't bad at all.
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I believe that is a 56 Chrysler or some other MoPar (Dodge, DeSoto) ...definitely not a Chevy. And, yes, those big block V-8s with upgraded carbs could crank out some horses.
Nice looking rig and car.
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Correction...
See the link below. Looks like a 1959 DeSoto 9-Passenger Fireflite Wagon. It is near the bottom of the page on the link.
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How do they tow those big trailers with just a station wagon .... Must have been some big motor in it ...???
That used to be a common combination back when camping was really camping. Trailers were not that heavy,as opposed to todays luxury-loaded trailers. A 26' trailer was considered quite long then too. Of course they did have equalizing hitches back then. Climbing a hill was much different, pulling down to 30mph near the top was normal.
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I'm such an Old timer (geezer) .. I can remember when U hauls had a sticker that said not to drive above 45 mph ... Now I see guys passing me with trailers on the Hwy. doing 70-80mph .. Then they complain about their mileage ...
I still tow my 20' Jayco under 55mph ... no problems , and decent mileage with my 6 cyl. Silverado ..

I sure miss those whopping big motors.... and 20 cents a gallon gas...
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