Originally Posted by Str8781
I am currently having some axle
work done on my 1982 Scamp
13 footer. My trailer guy told me something very interesting. He said that while the Dexter #9 axle may have been rated up to #2200, that the Dexter #10 Torflex can be customized to anywhere between #2200-3500. He also recommended a sway bar. I thought that it was interesting that Dexter can customize the weight
. I was afraid that a #3500 would never load properly, so I went in at #2400. The cost difference wasn't a concern to me.
Great choice since that gives you 10" brakes
instead of 7s.
Note...early Scamp13s were equipped with leading arm 1200# axles, later to be switched over to 2200# axles.
My Scamp13D has a trailing arm 2200# axle. If I ever change it, I would do as you did , only I would go to a Zero with a 2600# rating in order to gain a couple of inches more clearance and the 10" brakes
When changing from leading arm to trailing arm or from the #9 to the #10, I would measure the arms and check to be sure that the spindle ended up in the stock location in the wheel well.