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Old 04-21-2014, 06:42 AM   #505
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In my opinion torsion is the way to go, I do not believe it is torsion bars though, usually it is rubber strips inside a tube and the axle is inside that resist twisting






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I second this. The trailer ends up with independent suspension with this axle setup.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:12 AM   #506
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I second this. The trailer ends up with independent suspension with this axle setup.
I also struggled with my decision on torsion or not on my first trailer, but it is unbelievably smooth.

I left a box cutter on the floor in front of the front tire on car on a 250 mile, it didn't move 2" when I arrived. I also experimented with a full glass of water left in a cup holder with a paper towel under the glass, very little water splashed out.

One of the big negatives with torsion from my researched is you must be careful not to get on curbs or overloading one axle while the other is off the ground.
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Does your Haulmark have springs or torsion bars? Any opinions on the different suspension types?
I have had torsion axles on all of my enclosed trailers. Torsion axles are the only way to go. Such a smooth ride.

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Torsion all the way!
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I have a Jones, need to see some more pictures please.
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I have a Jones, need to see some more pictures please.
Ok.......here is a rough rendering
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Ok.......here is a rough rendering
I think I saw this one before? Love the matching paint job.
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Not as pimpy as some of you guys, but it gets us by just fine, and I really wouldn't want anything bigger for a few tracks we visit.
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Ok.......here is a rough rendering
Did you just have the trailer painted to match this winter Billy? Looks great!
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Not as pimpy as some of you guys, but it gets us by just fine, and I really wouldn't want anything bigger for a few tracks we visit.
Is this at a track and if so do they provide power?
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Is this at a track and if so do they provide power?
Yes and yes. Virginia International Raceway, and you pay for power for the weekend (usually $75 for RV camping and power for the weekend).
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Did you just have the trailer painted to match this winter Billy? Looks great!
It's still black.....sure glad I didn't paint it to match the last coach. I want to build one more and it will match the KA.

That pic is of copy and paste.....literally.
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Yes and yes. Virginia International Raceway, and you pay for power for the weekend (usually $75 for RV camping and power for the weekend).
Now that is racing in style.
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That is going to look SWEET when it's done!!!
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