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jxs226 posted 08-12-2002 12:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for jxs226   Send Email to jxs226  

I am attempting to replace the axle on my 1979 Holsclaw trailer. Holsclaw trailers seem to be a bit unique in that they had/have nine distinct connections between axle and frame:

- Four Coil Springs (Two per side)
- Two sway bars (One per side)
- Two shock absorbers (One per side)
- One lever/arm connection from top of axle
to trailer frame

I have new coil springs, new shock absorbers, new harware with which to attach these items. However, I am wondering if new axles will have the same mounting features that this old axle has. Primarily, do any new 3500# axles have the plate that can connect to the sway bar and the shock absorber that this old axle has? And what of this weird connection off the top of the axle via a steel arm/lever to the trailer frame?

If these features are unique to this old Holsclaw axle, then I'll keep the axle and stick new bearings and hubs on it.

I tried calling Champion Trailers' tech line, but I can't call it from work and I'm anxious to solve this problem.

Many thanks.

utilized shock absorbers

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