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Old 06-30-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
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If the elastomer takes a set. The axles will ride hard.
I would not replace the axles until you are ready to travel.
Even if the coach is raised with the weight off. The elastomer will take a set. Because it loses the elastic ( flexing) ability. Similar to the way a tire ages and gets hard. Only it takes longer.
Traveling with the coach is the best way to keep the axles in shape.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:53 PM   #16
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If the elastomer takes a set. The axles will ride hard.
I would not replace the axles until you are ready to travel.
Even if the coach is raised with the weight off. The elastomer will take a set. Because it loses the elastic ( flexing) ability. Similar to the way a tire ages and gets hard. Only it takes longer.
Traveling with the coach is the best way to keep the axles in shape.
Absolutely correct.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:16 PM   #17
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I just finished replacing the axles on a 1994 trailer for a couple of reasons.
- the trailing arms were pointed upward (made no difference on the load therein)
- interior rivets popping
- wheels did not drop very far when jacking the trailer up
- The trailer is 31' long and was wanting to drag on steep approaches.

It is likely I could have gotten a bit more life from them but I don't like to skip on maintenance. I saw the lack of a good suspension as potentially causing other problems down the road. I plan on keeping this trailer for awhile. The trailer has a nice "springy" feeling when you walk toward the back.
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