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Old 09-04-2014, 04:16 PM   #11
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It may be a dumb question, but why can't a new axle stub be welded on instead of replacing the entire axle?
Between parts and labor of removing the old stub axle, pressing in a new stub, welding it up, re-assembly, and finally re-alignment. In that amount of time, you could replace BOTH axles. Bare complete axle tubes are cheap in comparison.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:28 PM   #12
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Thank for the explanation. I thought that axles were more expensive than that. I knew that it was a dumb question but now I know.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:47 PM   #13
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You are correct in your assumption, by the time you pull the axle complete out, have the shaft cut off and then have it jig welded back in place, cost is about the same and who knows how good the welder would be.



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It may be a dumb question, but why can't a new axle stub be welded on instead of replacing the entire axle?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:55 PM   #14
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J & J Campers of East Moline IN. can take credit for getting us back on the road. We took the coach over to there shop Wednesday morning at 8:30 am, there tech man got right on it, cleaned the old axle shaft up, installed new bearings and races, along with a new backing plate, brake shoes, magnet and brake axle hub. Also checked the other three wheels, replaced the shoes on the right front and right rear axles, repacked the bearings, adjusted all four wheels, and all by 4:00 pm that afternoon. Got to hand it to them, best damn serviced I have ever received. They have my vote for Dealer of the Year....Thanks Jason and Michael P, oh yes, GMC....We are leaving here Saturday morning for Elkhart, IN, need to address our Slide Out Issue on Monday..Thanks everybody for your help and encouragements..
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