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1989 Nuwa Hitchhiker axles?


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I'm stuck in a campground in Hugoton Kansas. I've got a 1989 Nuwa Hitchhiker II 29 foot 5th wheel and one of the tires/wheels/hubs/drum fell off as I was pulling into the campground. The bearings are completely gone and the hub/drum is ruined. I think the problem was that the brakes somehow stuck and it all melted down.

There are no RV stores in Hugoton, but my impression is that these are pretty common axles, and parts might be available locally if I knew what they are. I could not find a tag on the axles. The only paperwork I could find says 10 inch brakes.

 

Does anyone know what they are?

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If you have an arched axle that takes several weeks to get. You need to replace it with a straight axle. It will be about 1 inch narrower so you won't be able to use the shocks on that axle if installed.

 

Looking at them, there is an arch to them. Yes, there are shocks. If they have replacement axles in Chanute, I could just drive there and be back in a couple days.

 

Campground's a little barren, but lots of kind people here if I've got to stay a week.

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When I replaced a friends axle they said it would take 3 weeks to manufacture it. They had to have the number off the axle to make the proper one. He had to get on the road so we just went to a local trailer parts place and purchased a straight axle and installed. Over 10,000 miles and a year later it is still working well. Your results may be different.

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