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Old 12-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #15
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Hello Frederick, thanks for your input. When I look at this picture, Iīm missing shock absorbers. Is there a reason you didnīt mount some? My question also is, what keeps the axle from moving to the sides under stress?
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #16
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Hello Frederick, thanks for your input. When I look at this picture, Iīm missing shock absorbers. Is there a reason you didnīt mount some? My question also is, what keeps the axle from moving to the sides under stress?
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The purpose of shock absorbers is to dampen the suspension from bouncing after hitting a bump in the road.

Your Scamp will have a torsion axle which keeps the axle from moving sideways by the friction of the rubber springs inside the axle itself.
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Thanks for this information. Iīve to check the quality of that torsion bar, because itīs not supressing bouncing on bad roads. How can I fix it? Is it only to exchange for a new one? Can I test it somehow?
Sorry for so many questions, bur all that is new to me. Never had such problems bevore.
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Thanks for this information. Iīve to check the quality of that torsion bar, because itīs not supressing bouncing on bad roads. How can I fix it? Is it only to exchange for a new one? Can I test it somehow?
Sorry for so many questions, bur all that is new to me. Never had such problems bevore.
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Over time the torsion axle has less and less travel. Have someone jump up and down inside the trailer and watch the axle arm. If all the flex is in the sidewalls of the tire, the axle is kaput. If the axle arm moves up and down, you can add shock absorbers for rough road use.

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When I look at this picture, Iīm missing shock absorbers. Is there a reason you didnīt mount some?
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Time and Money... I would really like to someday.
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