Thanks for all the helpful input, it is most appreciated!
For a little bit more detail, there are no springs on the axel, so it is a torsion style.
I'll be checking out the owners manual for parts, I'm always on an extreme budget.
I have two sons with autism and at the time of this writing they are 8 and 10. The older boy can be a runner and is a night waker, so tent camping wasn't an option.
The 17' Boler
was the smallest & lightest unit I could fined that had a shower space in it. Though it came from the factory "shower ready", the original water tanks where gone. . . so I got to do some creative plumbing.
There is a chance that we could be moving from Bellingham Washington to Chapel Hill North Carolina. RVing our way across the country over this summer. Are there concerns that the original axel is no longer safe for such a trek? If so, is there a better option for an upgrade replacement? Spring over torsion?
Thanks again for all the good info,