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    Quote Originally Posted by RSQCON View Post
    Congrats.

    I've asked 4+ dealers for a quote on a PB B6 102"w x 22' and I'm getting quotes for $8-10k. Granted I have anywhere from $1000 to $1500 in upgrade but still seems a little pricey.
    That's crazy. Mine was just over 4 new with 5k axles in 15. What other upgrades are u getting?

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    Here's the thing I need a trailer long enough to fit a crew cab long bed truck so a 9900gvw trailer won't cut it. So that's why I'm looking at something 22' long with a minimum 14,000gvw.

    Here are the specs on the trailer I'm looking at:
    PJ B6 Superwide Buggy Hauler
    6" channel frame
    22' long
    102" wide
    3' 6" dovetail w/ mini monster ramps
    Dexter 7k torsion axles w/ electric brakes
    welded D rings
    winch plate
    tan powdercoat w/ black wheels
    spare tire w/ mount
    tongue mounted tool box

    Think that's it. Best quote I've got was $8200. The upgrade to 8k oil bath torsion axles put the trailer close to $10k.

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    I don't believe I would want torsion axles on a car or truck hauling trailer.
    Here's my reasons.
    1) Because a typical spring suspension will equalize the cargo weight between the 2 axles. Torsion axles will not.
    2) The vehicle you are hauling on the trailer will have its own suspension. Therefore the rougher ride of a leaf sprung suspension will not harm the cargo vehicle. Dexter Axle makes a cushioned equalizer that will smooth out the bumps a bit. It's greaseable, too. AND very heavy duty shackles.
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    I am dead set on torsion axles. They are the equivalent of having independent suspension and will provide a smoother ride than leaf springs will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tumbleweed View Post
    I don't believe I would want torsion axles on a car or truck hauling trailer.
    Here's my reasons.
    1) Because a typical spring suspension will equalize the cargo weight between the 2 axles. Torsion axles will not.
    2) The vehicle you are hauling on the trailer will have its own suspension. Therefore the rougher ride of a leaf sprung suspension will not harm the cargo vehicle. Dexter Axle makes a cushioned equalizer that will smooth out the bumps a bit. It's greaseable, too. AND very heavy duty shackles.
    I agree with Tumbleweed. Nice explanation


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    Quote Originally Posted by RSQCON View Post
    I am dead set on torsion axles. They are the equivalent of having independent suspension and will provide a smoother ride than leaf springs will.
    Your money, your trailer.
    After you've driven the trailer and stopped for a pit stop, put your hand on the sidewall of the front, then rear tire. Feel the difference? Your bearings and brakes will be different temps too. Tires will have a tendency to blow out on the overloaded axle.
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    First off you shouldn't need to add a kit like that in order to equalize the load over 2 or 3 axles. I am very familiar with towing and have towed mylitiple configurations. This car hauler will be on the smaller side of what I usually tow. Many people feel the need for kits like you posted for a variety of reasons like having a truck that is lifted and a trailer that doesn't sit level or people that don't properly distribute the weight of the cargo. Both those issues will be addressed including tongue weight. For those reasons and a few others that I will address I think torsion axles are the way to go for me. I do appreciate the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSQCON View Post
    First off you shouldn't need to add a kit like that in order to equalize the load over 2 or 3 axles. I am very familiar with towing and have towed mylitiple configurations. This car hauler will be on the smaller side of what I usually tow. Many people feel the need for kits like you posted for a variety of reasons like having a truck that is lifted and a trailer that doesn't sit level or people that don't properly distribute the weight of the cargo. Both those issues will be addressed including tongue weight. For those reasons and a few others that I will address I think torsion axles are the way to go for me. I do appreciate the input!
    All tandem and tried axle spring trailers come with axle equalizers, the ones he is showing are simply nicer riding ones.

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