Bigfoot 17 Torsion Axle? - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-25-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
Member
 
Roger M's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: Bigfoot 25B175CB
California
Posts: 48
Registry
Bigfoot 17 Torsion Axle?

Did Bigfoot ever change over from leaf spring axles to a torsion bar suspension on the 17.5 single axle trailers? If so, which year was the change made?
__________________

__________________
Roger M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Me again Roger If you don't get correct answers in a timely manner, you may want to post your question at the Bigfoot Owners Club International Unlike here, it costs money to join, but you do get a complimentary three month free membership....
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
Member
 
Roger M's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: Bigfoot 25B175CB
California
Posts: 48
Registry
Thanks Donna, I'll check out the Bigfoot forum.
__________________
Roger M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 03:55 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
BobB's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2004 Bigfoot 17 ft ('Beastie')
Posts: 564
Registry
I haven't heard of a Bigfoot 17 with a torsion axle. Quite a few have drop axles, all leaf springs as far as I know. My 2004 has a straight axle and the 2005 a drop axle, for instance. Some of the early models with drop axles ride pretty low to the ground. The brand of the axles is Standens.
__________________
BobB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 02:22 PM   #5
Member
 
Roger M's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: Bigfoot 25B175CB
California
Posts: 48
Registry
Ho Bob, I believe I'll just have to buy the 17.5 and deal with it as it comes if I can find one. I saw an axle replacement by Steve C. using a drop leaf spring axle with shocks which looks very good.

Higher ground clearance and preserving the coach from jarring roads is the purpose of my question. My thoughts to just replace the existing spring loaded axle with a Torflex and a 5" lift. The TV is a 2000 Silverado 1/2 ton 4wd with a cap so it sets about 15" off of the ground.

Thanks for your response. Roger
__________________
Roger M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bigfoot


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What a torsion axle should not look like John and Jaci Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 16 05-07-2010 02:19 AM
Trailer Axle 3500lb Torsion Kevin K Classified Archives 0 08-08-2009 07:53 AM
Torsion Axle Lifespan David Schroeder Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 14 01-25-2007 05:25 PM
L'il Bigfoot Axle Bonnie and Roger in WA Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 3 08-06-2006 06:30 AM
torsion axle lifetime? Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 17 07-10-2003 08:46 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.