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Old 06-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Ramblings about Torsion Axles

Yesterday, I headed to a CAT scale to check the weights on a new hitch I am trying to get setup.....a nudder story.

The day before that, I discovered a mouse had gotten into my camper since I took the D-Con out for a early March trip. I set a couple of Victor snap traps, but no luck......I think those little boogers have moved on.

So, I placed the mouse traps on the floor on a kitchen mat for the ride, figuring they would be tripped by the time I got home. Lo and behold, those traps did not "snap" during the ride. This included a 50 mile round trip over VA. 2 lane highways, and a couple of serious potholes at the truck stop that I couldn't avoid.

Many times those snap traps will trip on me just setting them in place, so I figure not tripping while riding in the camper says a lot for torsion axles.


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Old 06-09-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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Good story Chap...I think it helps that they're an independent suspension.



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Old 06-09-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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I am also very impressed with them. Our previous trailer had leaf spring suspension and things would bounce all over the place and cabinets would open. We put child locks on to keep them closed.

Now with torsion suspension everything stays in place. We once drove off forgetting to put away a cup on the counter next to the sink. 200+ miles later it was still right where we left it!

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Old 06-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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And I've been wondering about how to secure the flat screen anchored on the wall on the rear of our fiver from jiggling around. If it would need some extra straps or something. This gives me a little bit of relief to know.
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