Originally Posted by northamerica
so this maybe a dumb question but do ppl ever replace the torsion axle with leaf spring suspention, I have NEW set of springs, shackles, hangers, etc etc to assable a full tandon axle suspention with 3500lb axles. What are some issues that may arise. Keep in mind I havent looked tooo closely under the trailer yet but I do have wleding and fab eqpt/skills and my own shop to work in. so labor is free.
Airstream trailer, MUST have a soft ride, since the shell flexes.
Adding leaf springs, from torsion axles, will destroy that ride.
Then the trailer will demonstrate the results by having a number of structural issues.
The soft ride, has many great merits.