Home   |  Message Board   |  Information   |  Classifieds   |  Features   |  Video  |  Boat Reviews  |  Boat DIY
Torsion or spring? Your thoughts… - Walleye Message Central
Walleye Message Central

Go Back   Walleye Message Central > Boats, Motors, Electronics and Trailers > Trailers and Tow Vehicles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-08-2021, 03:05 PM
FlyNorth FlyNorth is offline
Slot Fish
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 149
Default Torsion or spring? Your thoughts…

Ordering a Warrior 238. Torsion or springs for the trailer? Thoughts and opinions welcome.

Thanks.



FN
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-08-2021, 07:37 PM
Hot Runr Guy Hot Runr Guy is online now
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Chicago, IL, USA.
Posts: 15,598
Default

Given the choice, I prefer torsion axles, especially if they use a complete (side to side) axle assembly, which acts as an additional (or 2) crossmember. They tend to be quieter, and a jolt on one side of the trailer doesn't affect the tire on the other side.

HRG
__________________
"I've got a car with a trailer hitch, and a pocket full of money. Do you want to sell that boat today, or not?"
My Mentor, Bill Michalek, circa 1975
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-09-2021, 05:55 AM
Clairebear's Avatar
Clairebear Clairebear is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: South West Ontario
Posts: 668
Default

Here FlyNorth, this may help.

https://www.alltrailer.ca/2018/01/31...ich-is-better/
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 09-09-2021, 06:08 AM
guidedfishing's Avatar
guidedfishing guidedfishing is offline
Keeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Northwest, WI.
Posts: 320
Default

Kind of a double edge sword, torsion may be quieter or more stable, but unlike springs as far as I know most places will not attempt to align them if they get out of whack. Springs no problem if alignment is necessary.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-09-2021, 10:02 PM
FlyNorth FlyNorth is offline
Slot Fish
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 149
Default

Thanks for the input guys!

FN
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-10-2021, 02:06 PM
Snowking Snowking is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Germantown, WI, USA.
Posts: 2,130
Default

Torsion Do look great. Only thing is what happens if they break when traveling somewhere. Many places to pickup some leaf springs. In the unlikely event a leaf goes out. I think I remember a post on here. Guy was north of Green Bay Wi. Torsion axle went out. Could not find one to get home with.
__________________
2014 Lund 1875 Crossover
2014 Mercury 150 four stroke
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-14-2021, 11:26 AM
BondJmsBond998 BondJmsBond998 is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 35
Default

My new 2021 Alumacraft (2022) came with a Heritage trailer that I have never heard of or had before. So far, I like it but have a few observations. I replaced the Dutton-Lainson tongue jack with a Fulton XLT with an 8 inch wheel that maneuvers around much better than the Dutton. It also has the Dexter hubs / bearings that are supposed to be maintenance free for at least 5 years, from what I understand. And I have never had a torsion axle. Only spring axle trailers up til now. Not sure what I think about the torsion axles yet, but I sure hope the bearings are as advertised....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-15-2021, 11:16 AM
bubba800 bubba800 is offline
Keeper
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Anoka Cty, Minnesota, USA.
Posts: 496
Default

Two thoughts; the torsion bands retain moisture in the tube a nice long time and no way I'm accepting a 5 year maintenance schedule on any product unless it's a hammer.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-17-2021, 07:47 AM
jjy jjy is offline
Wallhanger
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BondJmsBond998 View Post
My new 2021 Alumacraft (2022) came with a Heritage trailer that I have never heard of or had before. So far, I like it but have a few observations. I replaced the Dutton-Lainson tongue jack with a Fulton XLT with an 8 inch wheel that maneuvers around much better than the Dutton. It also has the Dexter hubs / bearings that are supposed to be maintenance free for at least 5 years, from what I understand. And I have never had a torsion axle. Only spring axle trailers up til now. Not sure what I think about the torsion axles yet, but I sure hope the bearings are as advertised....
I have dexter axles on my eagle trailer. My two right hubs seem to be leaking some grease on the inside. I'd keep eye on them. Also, one of the black rubber plugs on hub cracked and allowed water in. I bought a few spares and keep watch now. When adding grease, I'd jack trailer up and rotate tire when pumping grease into hub.
__________________
2018 Alumacraft 205 Sport
250 SHO
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-17-2021, 08:30 AM
Homegrown1's Avatar
Homegrown1 Homegrown1 is offline
Minnow
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 68
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BondJmsBond998 View Post
....It also has the Dexter hubs / bearings that are supposed to be maintenance free for at least 5 years, from what I understand. Not sure what I think about the torsion axles yet, but I sure hope the bearings are as advertised....
I'm on my second trailer with Dexter "E-Z Lube" hubs. I think they're far superior to the "Bearing Buddy" type oil bath hubs. I ran my first trailer for 25 years, and if I recall correctly, on the original bearings. They're not exactly maintenance free - you will need to give them a pump or two from a grease gun every few trips. Inspect the back sides at least annually, to make sure the rear seals are not leaking. I usually pull the hubs off and inspect everything inside every five years or so, replacing both seals, and the bearings if they show any damage. Dexter's website has some good material on how these work and how to keep them maintained - check it out.
__________________
2018 LUND 1875 PRO-V, Merc 150 4 stroke, Minn Kota Terrova, Humminbird Helix 9, Trailmaster "C" channel trailer, Dexter E-Z Lube axle
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.