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Old 11-15-2018, 04:53 PM   #2759
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I just may do this, next spring...
It would solve your little driveway issue and I donít think it would raise the step to much.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:01 PM   #2760
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Ronnie , nice step by step write up. As you know I pretty much did the same way but I took my wheels off on axle I was working on. Also I had to take my shocks off to get to the bolts on outside, or maybe I had to take the shocks off to get new bolts back on. We had to trim the new bolts on outside to get the shocks back on as I had all 2inch bolts. I went and bought four new 11/2 inch bolts for rear axle(horizontal) . These worked good no trimming.

Maybe that's why when I had the axle hanging by bolts the axle twisted from the weight of the off set drums, taking off the shocks I mean. Does this make sense? We had two floor jacks one on each side. We had to put small jack stand under drum so to drop the axle level to get lift block in place.

As a note be careful and watch the wires going to your brakes. Plenty of slack on three but close on one , it could get pinched if not carful.

Any way more than one way to skin a cat so to speak. Just follow Ronnies instructions and when you get to doing it you will see how to get it done .

Thank you Ronnie for figuring this kind of lift out . I really like how the gas line simply goes right thru and hooks back up super easy. I couldn't have done it with out your documentation and pictures. Not to mention your patience.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:06 PM   #2761
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It would solve your little driveway issue and I donít think it would raise the step to much.
Just a thought.... Could Rob just use 2"x3" blocks, to try for a 2inch lift instead of 3inch lift? Maybe not tall enough for his driveway problem.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:10 PM   #2762
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Just a thought.... Could Rob just use 2"x3" blocks, to try for a 2inch lift instead of 3inch lift? Maybe not tall enough for his driveway problem.
Yes, Scott, a 2" lift would work perfectly. I wonder; is metal stock available in that size? Can it be purchased pre-cut?
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Rob, I don't know but I think Ronnie might know that answer. And would the bolts and washers fit?

Ronnie have fun on your trip. I have been off since Monday and with this weather I really need to get back to work. Scott
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Yes the fabricating shop that I got my blocks cut mine to exactly 10" and perfectly square. I used a reg drill bit then bought some step bits to drill holes easypeasy as you say!
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2x3x.25Ē they make it.
https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchan...41&top_cat=849

Iím thinking the bolts would still fit..... Iíll look at mine sometime while we are in it this next week and follow up. 2Ē lift would be just what the Dr. ordered for Rob.
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Yep that wire ďshould only be grounded out in one spot. Itís just a matter of isolating it. Good luck. Let us know how JC treats you.
Update on the shorted Kitchen/Dinette puck LED lights. So after some pushing the customer service folks at JC while we where there they had one of the techs take a look at our problems. they did some digging around in all the obvious places but couldn't make a quick repair. As I had identified there is a dead short on the output side of the switch (dimmable) to the (8) lights. But turns out it's going to be pretty tough repair. As they explained it to me, the + wire exits the switch and then ultimately passes over to the street-side and travels down the trailer just above the (2) porthole windows and home-runs to each of the individual lights from there.... so net-net they are going to need to remove bezels around the windows, then main aluminum inside overhead sheet on the street-side and probably will just run another main wire in the harness for those LEDs and then button everything up. We have appointment for 18 February at JC to get that fixed, and I'm sure may find a few more gremlins in the next 3-months we are on the road.

FYI, we beat feet out of JC pretty quick yesterday to escape an ice storm... freezing rain just started as we pulled in to visit friends in Bardstown, KY
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We have appointment for 18 February at JC to get that fixed, and I'm sure may find a few more gremlins in the next 3-months we are on the road.
Thanks for the follow up and update.
You guys are the models for what to do when things go wrong........ Just keep going.
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[QUOTE=GMFL;2180498]2x3x.25Ē they make it.
https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchan...41&top_cat=849

Iím thinking the bolts would still fit..... Iíll look at mine sometime while we are in it this next week and follow up. 2Ē lift would be just what the Dr. ordered for Rob.[/QUOTE


While your checking make sure there still room for the gas line.
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Thanks for the follow up and update.

You guys are the models for what to do when things go wrong........ Just keep going.

Safe travels and enjoy your new Rig.


Minor inconvenience, 1/2 the lights in the trailer we rarely use anyway.
My 2nd LiFeBlue LifeP04 battery arrived yesterday so Iíll be busy installing that tomorrow and will then have 300Ah Lithium with my 400watts of solar. Should serve us well for the next few months of this trip.

Couple more days in Bardstown then next stop Nashville.
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2x3x.25Ē they make it.

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchan...41&top_cat=849



Iím thinking the bolts would still fit..... Iíll look at mine sometime while we are in it this next week and follow up. 2Ē lift would be just what the Dr. ordered for Rob.[/QUOTE





While your checking make sure there still room for the gas line.


Would the gas line still fit? Nit sure why only go 2 inches instead of 3? Whatís wrong with 3. I might do the Ronnie/ Scott upgrade if I get cabin fever just to run the gas line though for peace of mind.
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Would the gas line still fit? Nit sure why only go 2 inches instead of 3? Whatís wrong with 3. I might do the Ronnie/ Scott upgrade if I get cabin fever just to run the gas line though for peace of mind.
I believe Robs main concern is raising the steps to high off the ground.
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The standard stair riser is 7", so we have become accustomed to that step up. A major increase in that height will take getting used to both going into and coming out of the trailer.

At least the door hand hold is metal on our 23D rather than plexiglas like on the Classic that could turn brittle with age.
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