I am AJ, now in east central Florida.
Just bought a 1998 14' Thor Citation FG laminate trailer.
I jumped on it as the interior height was tall enough for my 6' height. In most other small trailers I bang my head on the A/C.
Lots of things to modify and replace, but my first concern is the axle
. This trailer when level has a 14" hitch height and it drags the rear skids when looking at a bump. Occasionally scuffs the front prop and I always crank it up all the way.
Also am having a wear problem on the curbside tire, on the inside. All the mechanics I have talked to say the axle
is likely bent. It's a #9 Dexter (those folks are so helpful, if you have an axle
question, call them) originally 10 degree up, 2000#. Dexter was able to mail me the original specs after I provided the s/n (from a tag on the axle).
Since the only weight
spec I have found on the I-net is from Kelly's Blue Book and it is 2,160#. I need to weigh this locally, still working on that. Anyway, I was concerned about the weight
but Dexter said you have to allow for the hitch weight
in order to get a proper ride.
So, what I am trying to decide is how high to get the new axle, I am leaning towards a 22.5 degree down which should raise my hitch to 17" (Dexter says about 1" for each 10 degrees). This should give me enough clearance for driveways and such. Any thoughts?
Before I actually order an axle I need to weigh the trailer and inspect the axle behind the wheel, haven't gotten to that yet.
I have attached a couple of pics, one is the tire wear, the other is the trailer itself, ragged awning
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and HI!