Originally Posted by Collapso
I have seen axles discussed frequently and have a question regarding the single axle on my 54 Safari. I have packed the wheel bearings, installed new seals, lubed the leaf springs and towed my trailer hundreds of miles with no problems. I often see members concerned about the safety of older axles. Should I be concerned about my (original) axle despite the fact that it has been trouble free?
If your axles are working OK, then fine.
Torsion axles were introduced with the 1961
models, which provide a softer ride.
Some owners have switched to and upgraded to the torsion axles, only after they found troubles with the spring type.
If yours are still ok, then by all means, enjoy Airstreaming.