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Old 11-02-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Hard to look up previous threads on my phone so I am sorry if this is a repeat. I put the 2005 scamp on blocks today. The axle looks lower on one side than the other...normal or something to worry about in the spring?
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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What are you comparing it to Cricket? Might be an illusion since the body is lower on the curbside to allow for the door opening at the floor.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #3
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I was mostly going by less space between the axle and the garage floor....but it almost looked bent a little in the middle (but only after I put the 8 " tires on it to move it inside....I will see if I can get it to show up in a picture as I know y'all like them!
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:01 AM   #4
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Bend in the middle is normal. Best way to confirm is to measure from a point on the torsion arm to a point on the frame on both sides. Your jacking could be skewed.
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Cricket,
What I did was make with white-out a line on the axle tube in line with the movable part of axle, In full down position and when loaded. Since these axles dont move much it was hard to tell even if my axle was working (with tire flex and all that) gave me reference points to confirm that my axle was indeed working. or in your case is one side of the axle actually lower, or is it tire inflation difference?, illusion with one side of body being lower?. Think with the smaller tires it just compounded the illusion that one side is lower than the other. And yes bend in middle of torsion axle is normal
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:08 AM   #6
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Cricket, the torsion axle on your Scamp doesnt actually have springs - only rubber cords hidden inside the axle itself. As Roy mentioned torsion axles are manufactured with the bend in the middle.

Could it be that the garage floor is not as level as you think it is? Many are built with a slight slope to allow drain off. Or perhaps the trailer isnt as level as you think it is - bubbles have been known on some of the small levels to get stuck.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:35 PM   #7
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As long as the bend in the middle is fine I do not think I will worry about it...there is certainly no guarantee that my garage is level and I had the puny little 8" tires on....thanks for the info!
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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If your axle was ascew I would expect the tire to show a different wear pattern.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #9
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Tires were new this year, but the tires did not seem to have an issue....
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #10
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I would think that measuring ride height under load would be a better yardstick of suspension condition. You are only measuring droop with the trailer on blocks.
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