Originally Posted by aztlanco
What about older trailers? My '58 still has the original axle and leaf springs, and they are fine!
"58 Traveler, 18ft.
Ernie, the big issue is with the torsion axles. Your 58 still has leaf springs and a solid axle. It does not ride as well as the torsion axle, but tends to last longer.
It is also more difficult to determine when the springs require replacement. Very generally, if the springs are very rusty, have broken leaves, or the rubber bushings are worn out, they need to be rebuilt or replaced. Also, if the springs seem to be sagging, they should be replaced.