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VAL Digest           Sunday, January 4 2004           Volume 01 : Number 117




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Topics in Today's Digest:

Re: [VAL] RE: VAL tire skids
[VAL] Sure is quiet today
[VAL] Kahtryn Abbey Hanna Park
Re: [VAL] Sure is quiet today
Re: [VAL] Dexter Axle

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Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 23:11:26 -0800
From: "Tuna" <rctowns@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: Re: [VAL] RE: VAL tire skids

check out the dexter axle website - they have some really interesting
torque-flex axles with airbag lifts and stuff like that - as well as
retrofit hydraulic-electric brake systems, and a new inertial brake
controller, rather like tekonsha's 'prodigy'... very interesting product
line...

tuna
reno, nv

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From: <JSmith1805@xxxxxxxxxx.com>
To: <valist@xxxxxxxxxx.com>
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: [VAL] RE: VAL tire skids


> I realy delieve you are correct about the old duratorque axels I think
that
> after 38 years the rubber in my axels has hardened to a solid mass.I can
jack
> up the trailer and nothing seems to move both wheels come up togeather.
the
> angle of the arms stay almost horazonal with the frame.
> I have looked both at Dexter and South West wheel"s axels and lately I
have
> been toying with fabercating air lift springing some what patterned after
the
> Featherride trailer air suspention If I can locate air springs with about
a 6in
> travel and using an axel with about a 41/2in drop. I think the
possabilities
> are endless such as adjusting the air for ride hight, increasing or
decreasing
> the air on one side to level the trailer when camping, and lowering thethe
> trailer when camped so us old timers can inter more easily.
> Might make up a wooden mock up of my ida and take to an oldtime craftsman
to
> see if it has merit.The trailer is not going any where for some time if
eaver
> so I can play with it.
> My built in LCD TV and DVD player is going Quite well.
> Jim Smith
> 1965 Tradewind(The Silver Albatross)

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Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 19:41:26 -0800
From: Glyn Judson <glynjudson@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: [VAL] Sure is quiet today

    All,

    Test.

    Glyn

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Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 23:12:27 -0500
From: gillguy@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Subject: [VAL] Kahtryn Abbey Hanna Park

    Hello
    Started the new year off with a short trip to Florida.
    We stayed at the Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park campground in Jacksonville FL.
    If anyone is looking for a nice campground with beach access then this is
a good one.
    Price was $16.00 per night full hookups, no cable.
    They also had little, small signs that said alcohol prohibited.
    I didn't notice them until the second day, but no one said anything to me
about it,
    and I didn't make it obvious that I was drinking beer by the campfire
while grilling either.
    The park is located off Mayport RD on Woodlawn. The directions we got off
the internet
    were terrible. Was easier to just take I95 to Atlantic BLVD, to Mayport RD
then rt on Woodlawn.
    We were assigned to site 66, but moved because the 30 AMP was INOP.
    Moved to spot 65 which was actually a much nicer site. Level, a little
farther off the road
    and more room for the kids to play.
    All the sites are well shaded, pretty woodsy actually for being in
Jacksonville.
    Also went to Mayport Navel Station to check out the FAM camp. It was
pretty nice too.
    $14.00 night full hookups plus cable. 5 minute walk to the beach. The
sites are open (no shade)
    and most had parking pads.

Take care
Bobby
Valdosta, GA

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Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 23:19:15 -0500
From: gillguy@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Subject: Re: [VAL] Sure is quiet today

Yep.
Sure is quite. Guess Maurice is still out

Bobby
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      All,

      Test.

      Glyn

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Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 23:30:22 -0500
From: gillguy@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Subject: Re: [VAL] Dexter Axle

Joy
Sorry about the death of your father.
As for info on the axle replacement I couldn't find anything in my file
either.
I know about 5 or 6 months ago there was a lot of discussion on axle
replacement.
If you can come across Wayne Moore or Toby's e-mail address you may contact
them.
One of them I can't remember which had some info concerning replacement.
I think Dr G had some info too that he could pass on to you.
Good luck
Take care
Bobby
Valdosta, GA
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  Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 5:34 PM
  Subject: [VAL] Dexter Axle


  Hi All,

  I've been out of pocket for nearly a year do to the death of my Dad, taking
  care of the estate, and caring for my Mom.  I now have some time to call my
  own and would like to get the axle replaced on my '69 Safari.  My contact a
  year ago was Wnyne Kirby at Dexter Axle in Carrollton, MO.   Unfortunately,
  my computer crashed during the interim and I lost most of my files.  Does
  anyone know if the contact is still valid?

  Has anyone ordered replacement axles from Dexter for Airstream, and is the
  axle satisfactory?

  Thanks for your help,

                                                                 '69 Safari,
  Joy

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