October 3rd 2003 - Although torsion axles install easier and are a little less expensive I chose leafs. Both suspensions can break but the springs are available most everywhere, very easy to replace and you can limp into a town for parts. Torsion's are made to order and if one fails the tear is stranded for as long as it takes to make a new one - sometimes weeks. If towed it must be put on a flatbed which depending on mileage could exceed the cost of the original build.
Denny, did you make the axle, have it made, or purchase it off the shelf? I'm inspired. I found your site while looking for the Red Trailer co. to buy a couple of gate latches for my stake sides. Well, that's a start!