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Old 07-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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I am new to the forum. I bought my 63 Tradewind in 99 from the widow of a friend. Paid too much but it was for a good cause. It has been sitting needing restoration and now I have time to start and don't have a clue where to start.
I'm thinking of changing the single axel to two or four torsion systems to end up with a four wheel system for safety. I'd like any pertinent information anyone could offer on this subject.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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The axle may need replacing and is simple to test. The work to change the configuration to two axles is not worth the effort. If you want 2 axles, buy a Overlander. I love the 63 Overlander I own. Depending on how talented you are, the time you have available, how you intend to use the trailer, you might want to consider buying a later model unit, with Gray water tanks already installed. Otherwise, you will need to tote along a Blueboy for your gray water.

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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I agree with dwightdi, swapping from a single to a dual axle on a Tradewind would be a ton of work.

The single axle is already independent on each side if I understand your statement properly.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies! I haven't yet begun to get under the trailer. It blew a tire and tore up sheet metal on the left side, was repaired and I was just thinking of making it a safer vehicle. I'll be back after I start working on the thing.
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