Originally Posted by Cflower
That's good advise however, in this case the plates were bent because the three year old axle was underrated at 3500lbs when it should have been 4000lbs. The axle more or less straightened out or bent against the camber, causing the plates to bend outwards.
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According to Henschen and Airstream engineers, a torsion axle starting angle for their products, should never be greater thasn35 degrees.
To use 45 degree starting angles, those engineers say that it causes way to many added stresses to the axle as well as the shell and chassis.