Originally Posted by Macdady
I recently picked up a 68 Safari 22' with single axle, what specifically do I need to look for/at on the axle, or should I just assume its 45 years old and needs replaced like everything else mechanical in the trailer? I know for a fact the trailer was towed very minimally over its life time.
Torsion axles do not last 45 years, especially when not used very much.
It's not the axle that goes bad, but it is the rubber rods within it.
Rubber must be exercised to stay alive.
The following article will help you check it out.
The Dura-Torque Axle