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Old July 17th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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22.5 degree drop angle on trailer axle? Explain...

Does anyone know how much a 22.5 degree drop angle changes the height on a trailer?

Also, is it something you can add after the trailer is built?

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Old July 17th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: 22.5 degree drop angle on trailer axle? Explain...

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Does anyone know how much a 22.5 degree drop angle changes the height on a trailer?

Also, is it something you can add after the trailer is built?

Thanks,

Mark
referring to a torsion axle, unless it is an adjustable (which seems pretty rare anymore)axle .it depends on what you are looking at. the trailer will be made with certain degree axles for deck height. most are welded on an hard to remove or replace. a 22.5 degree will put the torsion arm at about 10 oclock if i remember right. but the height will still vary on make and such.
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Re: 22.5 degree drop angle on trailer axle? Explain...

What I think you're talking about is the angle of arms on a torsion axel. Its not something you can change the angle on, Its something you choose and install. The only way to change the angle it to change the axel.
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Re: 22.5 degree drop angle on trailer axle? Explain...

Thanks guys, any idea of how much it would cost to have a set of these axles installed?

I ask because I’ve been looking at VRV aluminum trailers because they are aluminum and are of a deck over axle design. I’m just afraid that a 28’ enclosed trailer (as in cargo or car hauler) will drag on the ground going up some of the roads around the bends.

I was talking to a trailer builder and he said they could make the trailer with a 22.5 degree angle possibly raising the trailer a couple (2) of inches.

As much as I like the VRV trailers, I’m having a problem justifying 25-30K for an aluminum trailer for the half a dozen times we may use it a year.

By adding the 22.5 degree angle axle, I could go back to a regular cargo trailer and save some money.

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Re: 22.5 degree drop angle on trailer axle? Explain...

These axels bolt on with 4 bolts per axel. The easy way to lift the trailer is to install spacers between the axel and frame, it might take an hour to do both axels.
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Re: 22.5 degree drop angle on trailer axle? Explain...

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These axels bolt on with 4 bolts per axel. The easy way to lift the trailer is to install spacers between the axel and frame, it might take an hour to do both axels.
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Are you saying any type of torsion axle or were you referring to leaf spring axles?

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Re: 22.5 degree drop angle on trailer axle? Explain...

Check out the link. You can see the mounting flanges on these. Its pretty easy to do this lift, but keep in mind, moderation is every thing. I wouldn't go higher than 2-3"http://www.amazon.com/Flexiride-Torsion-Axle-Frame-Width/dp/B001N11LUS

I would never reccomend lifting a leaf spring set up with lift blocks.
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Re: 22.5 degree drop angle on trailer axle? Explain...

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Check out the link. You can see the mounting flanges on these. Its pretty easy to do this lift, but keep in mind, moderation is every thing. I wouldn't go higher than 2-3"http://www.amazon.com/Flexiride-Torsion-Axle-Frame-Width/dp/B001N11LUS

I would never reccomend lifting a leaf spring set up with lift blocks.
Ahhhhh, great idea, I should have looked up a pic of it. Makes sense now. I agree, I was thinking 2” top. Any more than that and I think it would pull like crap.

Thanks so much for everyone’s time.

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