Recreational Vehicles

Calling Michigan our home has many benefits, including the ability to experience all four seasons. Whether you’re riding dirt bikes and motorcycles in the warmer summer months or driving snowmobiles in the winter, we forge critical parts that help you stay on the trail.

Learn more about the forged components we produce for recreational vehicles or contact us today to request a quote.

Forgings for Recreational Vehicles

  • Balance Shafts
  • Connecting Rods
  • Helix
  • Pivots
  • Steering Arms
  • Control Arm
  • Pitman Arms
  • Stop Joint
  • Roll Bar Joints
  • Ball Joint Housing
  • Yokes
  • Steering Yokes
  • Uprights

Our Current Capabilities

  • Impression Die Forging
  • Press Forging
  • Symmetrical & Asymmetrical Forgings
  • Custom Tooling
  • Resinks
  • Induction Heating
  • 3D Prototyping
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Machining
  • Pre- & Post-Forming

How Our Forging Process Works

Trenton Forging offers some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry, with most projects only taking several weeks to complete. Estimated timelines will vary based on the volume and complexity of your order, but we will always provide you with the most accurate timeline. 

Our forging process includes the following steps:

    1. Custom Die Development: Our expert team builds custom dies (tooling) based on CAD models, sample components, blueprints, and other information that you provide to us. Most custom tooling and sample forgings can be produced within two to three weeks.
    2. Raw Material Acquisition: When you approve the final design of your custom tooling, we’ll order the correct grade and diameter raw material needed for your project from one of our steel mills.. Once we receive the raw material, we’ll cut them into billets with our efficient CNC cold saws.
    3. Preheating & Preforming: At Trenton Forging, we utilize induction heating units to reduce waste heat. During this stage, we preheat billets to a predetermined temperature and then preform (or shape) them, so it fits into your custom tooling. 
    4. Impression Die Forging: Our team will determine which forging equipment is most efficient for your project. We will either compress preforms (preformed billets) using a forging press or air-lift, gravity-drop hammers. This stage takes between one to three days, depending on the size and complexity of the project.
    5. Shot Blast Cleaning: Once forgings have been produced, we trim away the flashing and leave it to cool in a controlled environment. Then, we’ll remove scale and clean the component’s surface via shot blasting. Shot blasting generally takes one day to complete. However, if your project requires post-forging heat treatments, this can add up to two additional weeks to the project timeline. 
    6. Quality Assurance: As an ISO-certified manufacturer, Trenton Forging ensures quality through comprehensive hand inspection, digital inspection  or magnetic particle inspection (depending on application requirements). We will always inspect your forgings before we ship them to you.

Why Work With Trenton Forging?

Trenton Forging is a U.S.-based forging manufacturer that specializes in impression die forging. Since our founding in 1967, we’ve produced thousands of forged components for recreational vehicles and other industries. You can trust us to provide durable, and reliable parts. To ensure quality in our process, we maintain an ISO 9001 certification and consistently evaluate our processes. Over the years, we’ve incorporated newer and better technology, identified ways to reduce process waste, and provided some of the best turnaround times in the industry.

Get Started With a Quote Today

Ready to blaze the trails and develop unique recreational vehicle parts with Trenton Forging Company?  Fill out our online form today to get started with a quote.

We are very proud to have partnered exclusively with Trenton Forging for our Ultra Connecting Rod Forgings. The service we get is top notch, communications are open and honest, and the parts are of exceptional quality and deliver on time. Really couldn’t ask for a better supplier! Keep that bar set high my friends. Laurie Fitzwater / Operations Manager
Callies Performance Products/Aviation Mfg.
Trenton Forging Company sets the SBQ “Bar” in a customer & supplier relationship! Mark Candy / VP Sales
Eaton Steel Bar Company
Quality, on-time delivery, and competitive pricing: Trenton Forging Company’s consistency meets (and exceeds) these desired requirements of a good supplier. Additionally, Trenton Forging is innovative, and believes in partnering with their customers. Rich Weis
Federal Mogul
From sales to customer service, Trenton Forging always displays the highest level of integrity, and has earned our highest level of trust. Thank you for helping CP-Carrillo succeed in our business for over 55 years. Cindy Verkooij / Director of Sales and Marketing
Trenton Forging Company is a leader in their industry, and a textbook example of dedication and commitment to their family, employees, customers, suppliers and community. Gary Goodman / CEO
Eaton Steel Bar Company
Working with Trenton Forging, I learned that “no” was not in their vocabulary. No matter how challenging a part seemed to be, they went the extra mile to think out of the box in order to find ways to forge that product. Not only did they find a solution, but they did it in a timely manner. James W. Barnthouse
Century Sun Metal Treating