How Do I Know When It's Time to Replace My Springs and/or Axle?
I have a 1983 T-1550 and I've completely remodeled/rehabbed the interior, changed out all the vents, rewired it, etc.
I don't use the electric brakes on my trailer because the trailer is so light I've never really needed them in the 2,000+ miles I've towed it. That, and I don't even know if they work.
Anyway, because of the age of my trailer, I'm mainly wondering about the replacement of the springs. I'm the 3rd owner, and I doubt they've ever been replaced. I can't say for sure if the rubber sleeves over the mounting bolts are worn or dry rotted, because its not easy to tell without taking it apart. Also, I have concerns about rust and the springs and U-bolts being brittle. Should I just replace it all anyway?
I grease the bearings each Spring, and there doesn't seem to be any issues there. I'm not sure if I should be looking any further into it.
Tips, clues and advice is much appreciated... thanks.