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Old 07-31-2006
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I have a brand new aluminum drive-on style trailer (never used) -- with a V type torsion axle.

The trailer mfr. drilled a hole in the bottom of the V on each alum. cross member to drain salt water & flush water.

The trailer mfr. also drilled a hole in the bottom of the V on the torsion axle, which does not seem proper to me.
I thought one of the main advantages of the torsion axle was sealing to prevent water entry into the axle tube.

Should this hole have been drilled in the axle tube ?
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It's better to have an uneccessary drain hole than to have water captured with no way out.

Ken.
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