Originally Posted by WestMichCamp
It just won't open. You never know, it might not be that happy to be leaving its previous owner who had it for over 16 years, and took really good care of it.
From your photo's, it looks like the axles are shot.
The following will tell you how to check them out yourself.
Keep in mind that torsion axles are weight sensitive, therefore when you load the trailer to be travel ready, the torsion arms will be higher than when the trailer is empty.
Dura Torque Axle