Chris C...had some correspondence with MadJack....he has some truckin' background as do I, but I've killed too many brain cells to remember what I needed to do. The local supplier thought that I had way too much weight on the springs continously. 1100# all the time with no relief. He thought I should go with 2250#. MadJack, in some personal e-mails seemed to agree that I should allow 40% + additional....After Minden, I could shake the side of the trailer and it was really mushy.......I've had both axle types, but since I built this one with springs, just beefed them up....I'm sure it'll be fine....I don't have an opinion either way....this is what I did. On my previous trailer however, my torsions were in 2 seperate tubes and 1 sat fore of the other, so in addition to independent, they were seperated by about 2 inches, so it was a super smooth ride....Some original Kit trailers with torsions were done like this, I had a '49, allowing the axle to really walk over any bump....I have caught heat on this before, (I'm nuts!!) but cross checked with RW Johnson and he knew what I was talking about.... Doug Hodder
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