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Old 06-01-2004, 08:40 AM
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I don't think that Mitch had the best weekend at LOTO...
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I snapped an axle in IL, thats where the boat is right now. It all happerned 1/2 mile from an exit and there was a spring and axle shop right there. I talked to them this morning and they are on it. I felt it was better to leave it than try it on 2 axles. Otherwise the trip was fun. The weather was great and the Party Cove was a riot. The boat thing was a pain but at least it is in good hands.
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Old 06-01-2004, 10:34 AM
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Hey Tim...you should talk I hope to be able to pick it back up on Wed. 6 more hours of driving and I will be done.
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:40 AM
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Yea, but that has almost become the norm with me. If it isn't one thing it's another...
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:02 PM
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I know how that goes, same here. On the way home I was really wondering what could really go wrong next. The shop says they see this a lot and the other two are fine. They are going thru the bearings for me. He says the 3000lb rating is enough for the boat since there are 3. He was really nice and should get it done in a few days....then it is back to IL. It was only 3 hours so I can live with that, then I am going to feel better,
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Mitch, Do you have any idea what caused the axle to break? I'm just curious, i broke one last year and don't want to go through that bs again. The only thing i could think of was when you first start backing down a ramp the rear two axles come off the ground putting all of the pressure on the front axle eventually causing a stress fracture and then failure. That's assuming your front axle broke and you have torsion axles that won't allow for that much of an uneven surface.
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:57 PM
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I have no idea, the roads suck there and I did hit a few good bumps. Mine do the same when I back into a ramp but that is for just a second. I wish I knew, I will ask and let you know. It broke clean right between the two U bolts. I hope to find out from them.
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Those are definetly NOT 3,000lb axles! They are at least 5, if not 6k axles.
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