New Axle -- Leading or Trailing Arm? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-19-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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The thread about trailer brakes and adding them when installing a new axle raises this question for me.

For any one who had the leading arm suspension and have new axle installed, did you swap it over to trailing arm?
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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At least one of the Yahoo Scampers has done it. Really don't have a choice with Dexter because they reportedly don't manf a leading arm axle any more (and for wheel alignment reasons, one can't just turn them around). Dunno about Al-Ko, FlexiRide, etc.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #3
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At least one of the Yahoo Scampers has done it. Really don't have a choice with Dexter because they reportedly don't manf a leading arm axle any more (and for wheel alignment reasons, one can't just turn them around). Dunno about Al-Ko, FlexiRide, etc.
I found the thread on Yahoo Scampers here is the link.

I think it is the same Don Meyer that posts here, but when I do a search here, Don says he swapped the trailing arm with a leading arm

Now I'm really confused

If I find more links, I'll post them. I'm wondering if this thread should not be in the problem solving forum.
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Clive it is the same Don Meyer that posts here. Follow the link above and find one of Don's posts and click on his ID, from that you can find all his posts His profile indicates that he is in Florida, which could be close enough to you for you to see his work first hand.

Now that I've done a little searching, I recall that are some differences in frames between manufacturers, plants and years. So what Don did may not be the exact thing you have to do, but it should give you a good idea.

I know I've got a better idea of what to do when I swap my axle out this year.
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