Torsion Axel


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The Homer
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Torsion Axel

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I have a Fiberglas trailer that I pull behind my GL1800. The suspension is 204kg torsion axels. Well, the trailer may as well be bolted directly to the axel. The ride is so harsh, that I’ve had things in the trailer damaged. The axels are stamped “Indespension”. Does anyone know where I can get lighter duty 100kg or less axels? Maybe replacement rubber bushings?


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From what I can see looking at trailer supply places, 400 lbs is about the lightest duty torsion system available. 204 Kg is 450, so that's probably just a different manufacturer.
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What is the air presure are you runing in the tires on the trailer? On my cm2000 most of the time I maintain 20 psi cold. The bunkhouse camper is 22 to 23 psi cold. It could help.
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I run 20-25 psi. I tried to mount radial tires, but they won’t fit as the hub is too close to the trailer body


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