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It doesn't matter how much extra axle is sticking out, in terms of slipping.
Check to make sure the threads on the axle and nut aren't stripped. And that you're using a track nut, not a flat 15mm nut.
Good news: a new axle and 2 track nuts will cost about $6.
Last edited by lz4005; 06-23-09 at 08:02 PM.