Product Updates : Mirage Trailers : TNT Trailer

Lippert Components Axles

Lippert components torsion axle competitive analysis. Learn why Mirage/TNT Trailers chooses LCI Trailer Axles.

Feature: Powder coated axle tube
Benefit: Better aesthetics and corrosion protection

Feature: No paint on hub face of drums
Benefit: Provides minimal torque loss on wheel nuts

Feature: Zinc plated spring mounting hardware (including Tie Plates, U-Bolts, and Nuts), Zinc plated axle attaching hardware including shackle links and nuts, Zinc plated brake mounting hardware including mounting nuts and lock washers
Benefit: Better aesthetics and corrosion protection. Prevents nuts from rusting to bolts improving service jobs

Feature: 3M, silicone filled wire connectors
Benefit: Connector prevents wires from pulling out like hot glued and silicone filled prevents corrosion at connection

Feature: One piece integrated spindle/brake flange
Benefit: Provides precise brake mounting surface to maximize brake performance, and provides a much stronger flange than a welded

Feature: CSA Certified 2000# – 7000# CSA rating includes the 12” x 2” brake
Benefit: Other manufacturers only have a 6000# rating, allows for a more cost effective 7K axle compared to going with an 8K electric brake

Feature: Brakes adjusted to drums 100%
Benefit: Maximizes new brake performance, LCI adjusts the brakes like a service shop.

Feature: Robotic welded spindles and spring seats
Benefit: Competitors’ Rotary weld relies on operator to ensure weld location and penetration. Welds are not traceable to a production run. LCI welded beam ensures proper location and penetration. LCI beams are fully traceable to the time of mfg.

Feature: Extensive weld approval process for robotic spindle welds
Benefit: The approved weld etch coupon can be traced to the final axle serial number.

Feature: DC electric nut runners for accurate u-bolt nut torque
Benefit: Competitors use air guns that are not repeatable and do not guarantee proper torque. LCI dc Nut Runners guarantee and Document the proper torque.

Feature: 100% QC check on brake nuts
Benefit: Others bend axle after manufacture which provides no consistency. Toe In controlled to 0-3/16”. Camber is controlled to 3/8”-5/8”.

Feature: Camber and toe set in spindle welder with fixtures
Benefit: Better aesthetics and corrosion protection

Feature: LCI beam is per-cambered before spindle weld
Benefit: Holding spindle position in robotic welder is more repeatable than bending axle tube after the weld op

Feature: Extensive inspection process of incoming materials with full lot traceability
Benefit: Ensures axle components and raw material conforms to quality standards.

Feature: Electrical checks on 100% of axles produced
Benefit: Ensures functional wiring and functional brakes

Established in 1956, Lippert Components, Inc is tier 2 supplier serving the Manufactured Housing (MH), Recreational Vehicle (RV) & Cargo/Horse Trailer industries. LCI is an industry leader in a multitude of products including chassis, fabricated steel parts, entry doors, axles, leveling & stabilization equipment, suspension enhancement products, and accessories that enhance the RV lifestyle.

Update: 05/02/2014

Check out LCI's latest brochure on their innovative Axles!. It takes a minute to load, but it's chalk full of great information.

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