Torsion Axles

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bob smith
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Torsion Axles

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This is my first trailer with (tandem) torsion axles.
The pro's are: good ride, quieter than springs, in an emergency it operates well on 3 wheels.
The con's are: a low tire doesn't look low (see pic), breaking the lug nuts loose on a flat may require blocking the tire (it doesn't sit hard on the ground and will turn)
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which tire is flat ?
which tire is flat ?
Bob Smith
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Bob

The trailer repair people at Gulf Shores AL. Said, "They won't replace an axle with anything but torsion axles and disc brakes. (Salt Water)

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I'm sold on them
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There is one other advantage to torsions over leaf spring axles - they actually add rigidity to the frame of the trailer.
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I went with torsion axles on my new Loadmaster trailer for the Torpedo. They ride really nice. Very good decision.

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Re: Torsion Axles

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Peter,
The boat is at the lake and I'm at home (drat).
I'll get a measurement for you in a week or so.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

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