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Old 04-11-2006, 10:07 PM
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Looking to purchase a trailer for a 38' Fastech, can anyone shed some light on what is the best way to go regarding axle type?
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:26 PM
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Torsion axle is best. Springs are old technology.We have been using Torsion axles for over 10 years now,never an issue.Blow out a tire? Take it off and keep on truckin,can't do that with springs.Drop a wheel in a hole?Doesn't bother the other side like springs would. I can see no reason to stay with springs,everything we buy now is torsion axle.

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Torsions.....like magicfloat said
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torsion all the way,, night and day..............
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I converted mine to torsion last August after I broke two springs. Made a world of difference in the ride.
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Torsions are smoother and quieter. However the load doesn't transfer evenly among the axles if the trailer is not level or when going over curbs. A level trailer is must with torsions. My last trailer had torsions, and when going over curbs, the 1 axle would lift off the ground. That put all the weight on the other tire. The boat was able to sit lower also. Just incase you may have a close clerarance issue with a garage door. Other wise I loved it. But I did order the current trailer with springs just for the always equal load caring wheel, regardless of tongue hieght. No regrets.
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I had torsion on my last trailer..... i have springs now... did i mention how much i loved my last trailer over this one...

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With a torsion axle trailer, each axle acts as an independent axle. On a leaf axle trailer, the axles work together to equalize the load. I don't know how much weight you are planning on pulling, but I personally wouldn't pull anything but a spring trailer, and I've pulled both. I know everyone has their opinions on this one, so the best advise I can give you is to go and pull both! Let's not even get into the changing of the flat tire.

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Mopower,
Thanks for the pics, sounds like it's 50/50 on what people choose to put on their trialers. I do not plan to do a lot of trailering but that could change down the road. When you speak to the manufacture they confuse the 'H" out of you as well.
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