Ive been told to use slipper springs on a trailer that will see allot of forest service roads, but be more of a base camp trailer than a off road trailer..
Can anyone elaborate why use slipper? Because to me two bolts holding the spring is stronger than one..
Id consider a OZ walking beam if I could find one available.
Id consider Silent Ride to be independent, but I looked at the axle-less first. Which to reduce sway to leaf spring performance, would need a sway bar. Leaf has sway control, without the bar.
And the bushings for the tandem Silent...
Two of four wheels in the air in you back yard? Wow, try that fully loaded. Why couldn't your torsion axle bend if you over loaded one of them?
What happens to torsion's used off road is the dust gets in there and tears up the rubber. And you cant fix them, only replace.
I talked to a...
I owned a pair of nice 5200 dexter torsions and they have there place, but read enough on this forum to decide on leaf springs. On top of the things learned, I couldn't mix and match axles and springs using torsions. Im sure in my travels I will completely unload one axle some day.. Two...
Yes I'm over estimating, but better safe than sorry.. I also want 8 lug 16"rims on the trailer.
The trailer itself is around 3000. I figured 1500 for two worst case street bikes, but I usually take DRZ's. Adding 835 for the water then only needs another 1500 of gear/tools/crap to reach 7000...
7' 8" or 92" isn't wider than my mirrors, but I need 7' box for a queen mattress.. A 7' wide enclosed trailer usually gets the same axle as the 8', so why get 7' unless its a narrow track with wheel wells imo.
I figure if your trailer wheel track width measures 84" or 7' of real estate (my...
I like what you've done with your X-139 profdant139.. I also like how its only as wide as your truck unlike many trailers with ugly fenders sticking out instead of wheel wells..
Nice quality trailer, but its wider than a full size truck with those fenders hanging out..
I'm having a custom 7x16 narrow track enclosed trailer built so I have the ability to specify almost anything.. Since I'm installing two 50 gallon water tanks and the trailer will be packed with as much glamping gear I can stuff in plus a few motorcycles, Ive decided to install...
Im also researching water tanks and need 100 gallons for my 7x16 trailer. I want them under the floor.
Sure would be nice to find and buy some premade 50 gallon tanks that were designed to set between floor joists..