Originally Posted by scottanlily
you didn't flame me ,as I asked you a question so I expected an answer.
this is the first time i have read in any post of yours that some travel trailers used a torsion other than airstream .You also continually post about not bothering with shocks and they don't need them, so I disagree ,anyone that reads your opinion on this issue can clearly see that. You also went on about the 500 customers utility trailers and so on ,no shocks etc ,airstream doesn't know nothing ,your engineers have thousands of hours of experience so they are the experts, that sounds pretty adamant about your idea of no shocks.
you guys can do whatever you want ,Alot of other people here have years of experience also lets not forget ,they have knowledge also of what works .
I will stand by my experience and decision to not remove or leave off shocks when replacing an axle .I would like to see that torsion arm slamming up and down with no shock when the tire and wheel are out of balance ,which is problematic on the torsion axle airstream ,thats a fact.
The forums are supposed to be “knowledge sharing” and fun. You seem to be taking offense to my statements on a personal level. I can assure you that they are not directed at you.
Many travel trailers use torsion axles I guess I never had a need to mention it before. Most likely because I tend to keep the focus Airstream - this is the "Airstream Forums".
I don’t know how to be any more direct than to say: “I don’t think that a shock is required on a torsion axle”!!!!!!
I was attempting to let you know that not only did Axis build axles for RV’s they also built them for lots of other customers, thousands. None of them used a shock on a torsion axle. Several used torsions on RV’s, boat trailers, utility trailers, cargo trailers, car trailers, generator trailers, fiber-optic trailers, light tower trailers – you get the idea.
I never said Airstream doesn’t know anything – I said they are the Cadillac of the RV industry in the Travel Trailer segment and shocks are an “extra nice” touch.
I never referenced my thousands of hours of engineers experience, what I said was that some of the Axis customers had more engineers than Airstream does manufacturing personnel.
Funny thing Scott, I think that you have taken some things out of context. When I supplied Axis axles to Airstream customers (around 75 of them) every axle had shock mounts
, perhaps with the exception of a few spring axles. You see in this case “the customer is always right”. Even though “I don’t think that a shock is required on a torsion axle”
– we built them anyway.
Please accept my apology – and let’s keep the forums fun.