New axle capacity increase
I'm putting new Dexter torsion axles on my 1976 Argosy 28. The original Dura-Torque axles were rated to a capacity of 2800 lbs each. I was told at the trailer equipment store that Dexter's lowest standard axle capacity rating is 3500 lbs. I understand that I'm not supposed to increase axle capacity by more than 15%. The jump from 2800 lbs to 3500 lbs is 25%. The Dexter axles, however, do not require the shock absorbers that are standard on the original AS axles. Without the shock absorbers, is the gap between the original 2800 lb capacity and the new 3500 lb capacity any narrower? What is the effective capacity of the original AS shock absorbers?