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Old 11-01-2019, 11:55 AM   #1
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Question Surfside tripple E 1978, torsion axle.

Hello all, I recently purchased a 1978 Surfside tripple E. The thing is a beaut! I suspect that the torsion arms on the axle has surpassed its life tho. The two side sit significantly different over the wheels. I know there is multiple forms on here regarding the correct replacement axle, but I can't see to find a definite answer as to what you people are using in place of the original. Any information is greatly appreciated!
Thank you all in advance!
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Old 02-05-2020, 01:19 PM   #2
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Rob, I have 1977 Surfside with an original torsion axle. I am planning a trip to the North West Territories (from Hamilton Ont.) this summer. Lots of gravel roads! I am assuming that I will need to replace the axle before the trip. I am currently looking to local places (RV& Hitch) that may be able to do this work. I am interested in what experiences other Surfside owners have had? I hope to watch your post for any insights. Bill
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:00 PM   #3
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Hi Rob, did you ever install a replacement?
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:24 PM   #4
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I did. I had a local company build one for me.
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:29 PM   #5
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+10 I would recommend finding someone who will do the work first. Develop your list of requirements: wheel size, brakes?, additional lift?. Get an accurate weight on your trailer, both the axle weight and overall. Then discuss with who is going to do the work for you.
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:31 PM   #6
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This is the order form I used. I originally ordered a 10deg up starting angle.
But after removing the old one. I decided to go with the zero deg. rake. And Im glad I did. The new one bolted right up. As smoothly as silk.
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:35 PM   #7
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1978 triple e surfside TM1400
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:30 PM   #8
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Hey Rob, thank you very much, very valuable information!
One more question: what is your tire size?
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:04 PM   #9
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With a Flexi-Ride axle you can change the angle anytime you wish, as when more ground clearance is desired, then lowered way down to store the trailer in a garage.
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