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    I need to replace my axle and coupler on my Adventure Extreme caravan. Any suggestions for a replacement axle. the caravan is fitted with a Burquip axle I want to replace the axle with another make. Thanks

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    Alko is reasonably easy to source .

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    Agree with Alko, and from Alberton their SA factory is in Vereeninging, relatively close by.
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    Default Re: Adventure Extreme bend axle and coupler replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Henke View Post
    I need to replace my axle and coupler on my Adventure Extreme caravan. Any suggestions for a replacement axle. the caravan is fitted with a Burquip axle I want to replace the axle with another make. Thanks
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    What is the axle rating currently and under what conditions did it bend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie Kubu4x4 View Post
    Eine Henke
    What is the axle rating currently and under what conditions did it bend.

    Agree, you may just need an uprated axle? Also are you overloading or going on very fierce terrain? Often it is good to go with a higher rated axle eg, if you anticipate 1.5 tonnes, go with a 2.5 tonne axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie Kubu4x4 View Post
    Eine Henke
    What is the axle rating currently and under what conditions did it bend.
    The current rating is 1.6T the GVM is1.5 for the caravan. Yes the conditions was bad I was towing from Mabua to Nossob and hit some holes in one of the dunes where someone got stuck

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    Default Re: Adventure Extreme bend axle and coupler replacement

    There is nothing wrong with Burquip axles, they are very reliable and spares is easily available.

    Just fit the the correct axle for the job.
    I think that it is a bit unfair putting this one on Burquip.
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    Default Re: Adventure Extreme bend axle and coupler replacement

    Yes. Nothing wrong with either Alko or Birquip. Just take a higher rated axle than what was in there.

    Maybe the coupler as well.
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    Default Re: Adventure Extreme bend axle and coupler replacement

    Something builders sometimes overlook (and please I don't like commenting on other brands negatively, just pointing something out), is the length of axle outside of the leafspring point. The further out the wheels are, the easier the axle will bend.

    The second point is that you get two types of bends

    1. A slow bend over the length of the entire axle - this is caused by harmonics on a corrugated road and with each downward bounce, the resonance adds to the load. You'll note both wheels are equally cambered inwards at the top.

    2. A sharper bend, mostly on one side only and you've no doubt hit a huge pothole.

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    Default Re: Adventure Extreme bend axle and coupler replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris8d View Post
    There is nothing wrong with Burquip axles, they are very reliable and spares is easily available.

    Just fit the the correct axle for the job.
    I think that it is a bit unfair putting this one on Burquip.
    No there is nothing wrong with the product it was the after sale service that got me red under the collar.

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    Default Re: Adventure Extreme bend axle and coupler replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz Modricky View Post
    Something builders sometimes overlook (and please I don't like commenting on other brands negatively, just pointing something out), is the length of axle outside of the leafspring point. The further out the wheels are, the easier the axle will bend.

    The second point is that you get two types of bends

    1. A slow bend over the length of the entire axle - this is caused by harmonics on a corrugated road and with each downward bounce, the resonance adds to the load. You'll note both wheels are equally cambered inwards at the top.

    2. A sharper bend, mostly on one side only and you've no doubt hit a huge pothole.
    Heinz I think it was a little of both it is corrugation and two deep holes in the sand where someone got stuck in a dune, deflection are the same on both sides about 6-8mm. I am thinking of replacing the axle with 1.8 or 2.5T

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