Originally Posted by Streamster
I'm new here, and pretty excited to have a reason to be. I'm soon to be the proud owner of a '76 land yacht. Thankfully it is in very good shape for its age, however, it has been sitting for a long time on a concrete slab.
I have about a 5 hour drive to haul it home from the seller's location. What should I do before putting it on the road? I have it booked in now to have the bearings repacked. Anything else? How do I check the brakes?
Thanks in advance for your help!
You cna only determine the ball height by measuring "THAT" trailer.
Any torsion axle equipped trailer, that has sat for a long time, can have the rubber rods within the axle tube deteriorate, which in turn, lowers the trailer and of course the ball height.
The lower the trailer becomes, the more road shock it can experience, if indeed the rubber rods have either hardened, or softened from their original composition.
There is an article that can perhaps be of some help to you in the Airstream Central portion of this Forums, regarding axles.