Originally Posted by twilight10
I have a 78 Tradewind ( 25 ft) My wife and I like to get away and take the trailer dry camping off the main road on dirt roads. I have been beating up the belly pan pretty badly, not to mention scraping the bottom several times.
Does anyone know how to increase the ground clearance on this trailer?
I heard something about rotating the axles... anyone?
Sound like your axles are shot.
The following article will help you check them out yourself.
Dura Torque Axle
Henschen axles were the original equipment. Other brands are available with some associated problems.
1. You must provide all the specs.
2. If your specs are wrong, you eat it.
3. They will not build a 35 degree starting angle.
4. There are only 3 ratings available from them. In your case, way under, way over and way way too much.
5.They will only supply 10 inch brakes.
On the other hand, we only need your trailer serial number for proper identification.
You now have 2600 pound axles, that we can change to 3000 pounds, no more.
We provide the axles with 12 inch brakes
We provide a maximum starting angle approved by Airstream and Henschen.
You cannot, as you asked, rotate axles. That is not the problem. The problem is with the rubber rods, as they have given out and/or solidified.
In either case, the trailer is bottoming out, which will cause all kinds of damages, that get to be expensive, quickly.