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Old 02-23-2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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Wanted Double axle fifth wheel

Bigfoot or other. I've got a single axle now and its a bit bouncy.

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Old 02-23-2016, 02:38 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:35 AM   #3
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Bigfoot or other. I've got a single axle now and its a bit bouncy.

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Do you currently have a "Torsion" axle or "Buggy" spring axle under your current trailer?
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:09 PM   #4
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My Scamp 5th felt very bouncy the first day I towed it home (a long trip). Then I found out the tires should have been at 45 psi (cold), not 30 psi which was my first, uneducated, guess. At 45 psi it is well behaved. I was even researching those fancy, expensive flex mounted hitches at that time. Not needed, it turned out.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:11 PM   #5
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Bouncy can be caused by a number of things from improper loading to worn out axle. If just those two things transfer to a double-axle, not much is going to change. It's still going to bounce.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:03 PM   #6
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Seems to me there was a project by someone on this or bolerama that did this conversion to a scamp. I think it was at least 7 or 8 years ago. I don't remember anything anymore.

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Seems to me there was a project by someone on this or bolerama that did this conversion to a scamp. I think it was at least 7 or 8 years ago. I don't remember anything anymore.

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It was Merle Lilly. I helped him with the write-up on how he did it. It's in the Document Center. Fiberglass RV - Document Center - TandemAxleSetup
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Donna, you are the best! I would love to convert a 5th wheel to tandem and add a toy hauler hatch to the back to haul my bikes around on long trips.
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:49 PM   #9
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There should be a shock absorber kit available to add shocks to any trailer with leaf springs. That would reduce the bounce and if that is the only reason you are thinking about getting a new trailer, it would be a much simpler solution.
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