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Old 09-20-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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leaf springs vs. torsion axles - pros and cons

Looking at a Surveyor 305 with torsion axles, and a Coachmen 310 with leafs. Negligible price difference between them.

One difference however is the axles. What are the main pros and cons of each?
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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imo the torsions seem to ride smoother but the leafs seem to handle better .

ive had two leaf campers and one torsion.

My current unit is leaf but it also has equa flex torsion equalizers .


And I like my new setup the best .


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Old 09-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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I would take the torsion axles over the leaf springs hands down.
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I have had both types of axles and prefer the ride of the torsion axles.As for handling,no differance.I would get the optional axle risers as the trailer is quite low.

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Old 09-20-2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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You just can't beat true independent suspension.
Our trailer rides and handles very well.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
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my current unit is leaf but it also has equa flex torsion equalizers. and i like my new setup the best .

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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I've had 2 trlrs with torsion suspension and love it. With all the issues you hear on the forumn with leaf springs breaking, shackles bending/breaking, having to install yourself shackle bolts that can be lubed, etc torsion is the only way to go. The only axle maint is the normal wheel bearing maint.
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I have had both and would choose the torsion axle over leaf springs. The trailer rides much smoother. I say this because everything in the trailer stays in place. The trailers with leaf springs would always have things relocated themselves in the trailer during trips.
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I can't really think of any cons to the torsion axles.
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I have had both and would choose the torsion axle over leaf springs. The trailer rides much smoother. I say this because everything in the trailer stays in place. The trailers with leaf springs would always have things relocated themselves in the trailer during trips.
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