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Do the Timbren Axle Less Systems Have a Camber When Installed

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These are two Very crucial considerations when building a trailer. Is that something the manufacturer thought of mentioning to builders? You must know that the importance of BOTH CAN NOT BE IGNORED! With ANY trailer no matter how small! I just want folks to build SAFE!!!

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We do too! When setting up suspension on a trailer with a Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # ASR1200S01 (or any system for that matter). It is very important to make sure everything is set up properly.

The Timbren suspension system, like # A20RS440, is designed to be toe-in when there is no load on it. So when the load is placed on it it will push the tire out so that it is riding straight on the ground. Provided the trailer is not overloaded and the tires are trailer tires and inflated to the maximum psi as indicated on the tire.

A regular axle has a bow in it. That bow should be pointed up and this makes the tires toe-in. When a load is on the trailer, that will push it out and the tires will ride level.

Having the square tube installed is not a requirement but if you wanted added stability between the two units, you could use it. Otherwise they works perfectly fine independent of each other. It all depends on how the trailer is constructed. Like the note on the page states: If your trailer does not have a crossmember above the spot where you want to install the Timbren system, you may need to reinforce the frame. You can accomplish this three ways. First, you can retrofit the trailer with a crossmember. Second, you can build out the trailer frame. Third, you can use standard, 2-inch steel tubing to connect the 2 Timbren suspensions together using the built-in square hole on each unit.

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