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Old 05-20-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Our 1973 Avion Travelcader 25' trailer broke a spindle and we are trying to get it back on the road. Apparently spindles aren't made anymore due to some kind of liability issue. We are trying out different ideas and see how far we get with them. Anyone have any ideas for replacing spindle, axle(s), how to have them shipped, where to get them, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-20-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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if ya can weld southern states sells weld in spindles ,try tractor supply too
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:45 AM   #3
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Dunno about your specific rig, but we wore out the brakes on our '88 Kit 5er, and it was cheaper to buy a complete set of new axles, with all NEW brakes, bearings and all, including freight - only took a couple of hours to swap out, and absolutely no problems since. We got ours from an outfit in Texas.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:07 AM   #4
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Check out this site, I get parts from them for my three car hauler.
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Sounds like its time for some new Dexter Trailer Axles .
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I think you need to look at new axles. I presume you have the torsion axles and not the spring suspension. having had a trailer with the Dexter TorqueFlex, the trailer rode very well, but they do break and are more trouble to fix than a conventional axle and springs.

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i agree with above cheaper to buy complete axel i did redneck trailers you can buy the spindles from northern tool also
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That is a MOR-Ryde setup, akin to a Hendrickson Walking Beam. About the toughest ever put under a trailer. AVION called it "Smooth Glide" and (naturally) Fleetwood dumped it when they bought the company (and installed a half-baked -- but decent -- stub axle semi-independent). The rubber blocks on this suspension are designed to last fifteen years and the repair kit is still available (as are parts lists, blow-ups, etc) from the manufacturer.

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