Originally Posted by boo_n_sue
Is it typical to have to replace axels after a certain number of years? I have a '81 Excella II - 31ft Center bath. Talked to a svc center in TX and he suggested that unless my tires are going bad faster than normal then shouldn't have to replace the axel.
Unfortunately, most Airstream shops have no idea of how to check out your axles. But, you can do that your self by reading the Dura-torque article.
The Dura-Torque Axle
Bad axles would not make the tires go bad, but they certainly can cause the trailer to get beat to death.
Torsion axles go bad from old age, as well as "lack of use". The rubber rods must be exercised, or else. The rubber can solidify, or soften. That applies to any brand torsion axle.
We have replaced some axles on 2000 and newer Airstreams, because of non use.