Originally Posted by Kagex
How to know if the manufacture is spec'ing the best axle for the trailer? Are 3500# axles "good enough" on a 26BH sunset trail with a GVW of 7700lbs?
Yes 3500# axles are "good enough", just. Problems arise when the 3500# are made by Lippert who engineer their axles to bare minimum. Mine bent on ourdrive homefrom the dealer last year...it's a long story.. but keep an eye on them. I know Crossroads replaced a fair number of these axles for the 2011 models so hopefully they addressed the issue, it doesn't look like they put heavier axles on but maybe just better quality ones?