I own an Escapade Elite Trailer from California Sidecars and as this an American Trailer I though it best to ask my question from American owners. So are there any other owners of this model having similar problems to me and can they give me advice:-
When mine was about 2 months old out of the box I went to my first major event with it and on route the air suspension collapsed. I ended up having to pump it up every 50 miles or so. I eventually got a set of replacement shocks from california Sidecars who have a 1st class after sales service and fitted them. I generally load my trailer with as much stuff as possible but not too much and set the suspension to 50psi which is their recommended max. I now find that on bumps or uneven roads the taller tyres on this trailer make contact with the inner wheel arch and is starting to rub a groove in it which isn't good. The rest of the trailer is excellent.
In an effort to solve my problem I contacted progressive suspension who make the shocks for this model. I was after a heavier shock but the chief tech at progressive emailed me that the shocks are tested to 125psi and that I should simply increase the psi to prevent the problem of the tyre contacting the wheel arch.
My question is has anyone tried taking the psi over 50 and if so have they had any probs with it at a higher psi. I sort of reckoned that if the chief tech says it can go to 125psi it should be ok. My main concern was if the air connectors to the shock would be able to withstand the higher pressure, as it is just a little plastic pipe with a plastic connector hand tightened to the shock. Wouldn't want it popping off. I reckon if I could take it to 60 - 70 psi it shouldraise the arch enough to stay clear of the top of the wheel.
Any owners had a similar problem.