75 Trillium - new axle - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-05-2019, 05:47 PM   #1
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75 Trillium - new axle

My 44 year old axle suspension was getting very stiff. Actually beating the daylights out of the trailer so I went hunting for a place to replace the axle here in Edmonton. Found a place! City Spring on Parsons road. They replaced it with a bolt on with an adjustable trailing arm. Rides much better, excellent job, done in 3 days, $993 all in. Very happy with the service. Would have been about another $500 with brakes FYI.
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Should have sprung for the brakes.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:59 AM   #3
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The purpose of my post was to help someone that might be looking for a place that can replace their axle.
I live in the prairies and pull with a Chevy 2500. Between the 2 propane tanks, battery and jack stand there is very little room on the frame for another battery and break away switch. I asked at the shop if I could get brake mounting brackets on the axle but was told they don't do that. Only a full brake system which I don't need. So tell me, should I have "sprung for brakes"?
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:59 PM   #4
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Thanks you .the info u gave will help me with my 1978 trillium 1300
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very little room on the frame for another battery and break away switch. So tell me, should I have "sprung for brakes"?

My break away switch takes up little room and runs on the house battery ( no separate battery needed.

And "sprung" was a joke. Springs, axle, you know...
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D'oh! Now I get it haha.

The shop told me new rules require a separate battery dedicated to the brakes. Seems excessive but that's how they do it.
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D'oh! Now I get it haha.

The shop told me new rules require a separate battery dedicated to the brakes. Seems excessive but that's how they do it.

I'd ask around. Trailer battery is more likely to be maintained and have a charge.
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You should of bought the brakes as that is a excellent price for them and installed to boot.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:43 AM   #9
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Folks, give Dave a break. He just posted what looks like a very good deal on axle replacement. Thats all.

Dave, thanks for posting. If I lived in Alberta, I'd be checking them out as my axle is due for replacement too, after "just" 42 years.

Just reread your post and realized you got bolt on AND adjustable trailing arm, that makes it a very good deal! Lots of Trilliums out there in need of axles.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:14 PM   #10
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Hey Dave Thanks for the tip

Hey Dave, thanks for the tip on the axle shop. We're in Calgary have a 77 Trillium 4500, no issues with the axle yet, had it straightened once after a trip into Chaco Canyon, but good to have the info.

Nice to hear from another Alberta Trillium owner too.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:31 PM   #11
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4suresure, what kind of axle did you get?
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:39 PM   #12
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I need to replace the axle on our 13 foot 1977 Trillium as one side is riding too low. A local specialty shop in the Vancouver area has quoted $1700 for a welded torsion axle, not adjustable. The existing axle is welded into the frame.

Can you supply the make and model of the axle you got installed for $1000? And did your bolt-on axle raise the trailer, or leave it at the same height as the one you replaced? I'd like more clearance for back road travel.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:24 PM   #13
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Hi Callum, I just got a flexiride adjustable torsion axle replacement for my 73 Boler 1300 through Hub City Springs in Nanaimo. They got the axle in from Pacific Spring and Axle in Langley I think. It was just under 600.00. Bolt on. I did the re/re myself.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:26 PM   #14
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Don't know the brand, think they make these in the shop. Took some pictures for you and looks like it may be bent. City Spring Edmonton Alberta.
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