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Old 04-20-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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I own a 75 Trillium that sags a little to one side. I am trying to get some information on the Trillium axle. Can it be adjusted or does it have to be replaced. If it has to be replaced how much does it run. Is 30 years a bit too long on that axle???
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Other than Gel Coat waxing, axles are a major topic of discussion.

Here's a couple of links to past discussions:

New Axle

Adding Brake to Scamp

Where to put the jacks

You'll find information about price, availability, where to purchase, etc. contained within these topics (and others!).

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Old 04-20-2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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How big is your trillium: 13,15 or 17 footer?
is the axle on springs or is it a torsion axle?
does it go right across the trailer or just on the sides?

we need details
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:19 AM   #4
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How big is your trillium: 13,15 or 17 footer?
is the axle on springs or is it a torsion axle?
does it go right across the trailer or just on the sides?

we need details
It is a 13 foot with a torsion axle and it goes all the way across the camper.
It is about 3/4 of an inch lower on one side. I have been told that some can be adjusted??
Some can't.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:23 AM   #5
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John, the design life span of a rubber torsion axle is from 15 to 20 years. Some axles actually may last longer than that, but at 30 years, it's probably just time to replace it.

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Old 04-21-2006, 08:57 AM   #6
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... I have been told that some can be adjusted??
Some can't.
As far as I have seen, only the Flexiride can be adjusted, by removing the arm from its splined connection to the rubber cartridge and replacing it at a different angular position. The rest are welded assemblies which cannot be adjusted. I suggest checking out the Axles & Running Gear section of the [b]Helpful-Links feature under Resources on the left side of the FiberglassRV page to see what you have, but it is really unlikely to be Flexiride.

I agree with Roger: it looks like new axle time, which seems reasonable to me at this age of trailer.
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