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Old 02-27-2017, 06:54 PM   #21
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If you have a Bambi Sport (17 or 22)... do not spend any time worrying about this axle lift mod. IT IS THE CAT'S MEOW.

Airstream simply made these trailers TOO LOW for their own good.

The only adverse thing I can say ...is ...nothing. Handling and towing do not change. However, your boarding step will be 2-1/2" higher, as will your hitch height. My short wife does not want me to lower the steps, however, so it's a non-concern.

The sewer no longer hits the drive when pulling in or out for gas or entering or leaving a ramp.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:20 PM   #22
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Split a kit

Anyone want to split a lift kit?
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:36 PM   #23
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I have the other half of mine sitting here.
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:33 PM   #24
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proper link to install dexter bracket

http://www.dexteraxle.com/docs/defau...x_lift_kit.pdf
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:06 PM   #25
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which dexter kit is to be used on a sport 22FB

k71-707-01 - with #10 single axle
k71-723-01 - with #9 single axle
k71-724-04 - with #11 dual axle- previous poster noted this one

which axle does the sport 22BF have?
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:21 PM   #26
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does anyone who bought the K71-7240-2 dual #11 lift kit want to sell the other half.
at $170 list, it a lot of $ to waste half the kit.

PM me if you have a half kit for sale that you have no use for
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:33 PM   #27
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Crawl under your Sport and look at the identification decal pasted onto the axle carry-through.

My 22' Sport has a #11 Axle. I'll bet yours does also.
As far as I have seen, those lift kits are only sold in pairs, so finding another Sport user having half their kit for sale is the only other option for a mfr'd kit.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:17 PM   #28
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I may be interested in the split with the Sport. Just picked up a 2016 16 and I tow with a 3" lifted Tundra. Swapped from a 2016 RPod 179 Hood River Edition so I had like 14" clearance and I think where I go I'll want all the space I can get ...
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:55 PM   #29
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I just installed a dexter lift kit, number 11 axles, on my 13,31' classic .from e- trailer, 2 7/8" actually is 3", I like it, no worrys about dragging through the approaches..
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:11 PM   #30
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i ordered k71-724-04 - with #11 dual axle kit
off etrailer.com for $177

if anyone wants the other half pls PM me. the cost is half of $177 ( ie $88.50) plus shipping to you. serious offers only for this solid price
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:53 AM   #31
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I'll take it. Let me just check the axel # later today. I have a 2017
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:42 PM   #32
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I want to clarify for those who are under the impression that ALL Dexter axles must be "worn out" if their axle torque-arms aren't descendant some claimed "angle"...like 30-degrees down or some other angle.

NOT CORRECT.

Dexter makes these axles with several different specifications as to spindle/axle-angle. The Sport series in particular, have LEVEL torque-arms when NEW. It's one reason the Sports sit so low and sometimes the owners feel the need to add LIFT KITS.

Here's a pic of a quite ordinary, NORMAL CONDITION #11 axle such as on the 22' Sport series. Notice the torque-arm is virtually LEVEL by design.

When the rubber cords inside a square-tube axle such as a Dexter is completely worn out... the axle will no longer "bounce" or "flex" when travelling over uneven or rough terrain. A simply method to test this is to compare your model axle to it's original angle, which is posted at the Dexter website. Also, if you walk inside and vigorously jump up and down and your axle has no "give"... you can be fairly assured you need to examine it further.
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:15 PM   #33
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The order for k71-724-04 - with #11 dual axle kit arrived today

if anyone wants the other half pls PM me. the cost is half of U$177 ( ie U$88.50) plus shipping to you. serious offers only for this solid price.

Pls PM me your exact Address so that i can get a quote for shipping , plus how you can pay me. I can receive a paypal payment if that is ok for you. if not advise an alternate prepayment before i ship

here is what you will get plus a copy of the 3 page install guide
Not- you only get TWO brackets, the other photo is just from another angle

the items in the box weigh 15 lbs
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:05 PM   #34
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shipping from here to Washington state is $50

thus $88 + $50 = $138
4-5 days with expedited shipping

PM if you wish to accept this price
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:16 PM   #35
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Ordinary parcel post is a cheaper alternative and usually only takes a few days.

I shipped similar wt across the US for $11, and it was there in 4 days.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:32 PM   #36
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i'm in Canada. this is a cross border shipment.
cheapest rate from the post office. fedex, ups et.al. are even more
as well shipping in the US is far less than here

even though i have amazon prime, they will not honor free shipping to me

that the best i can do.
i make no money of this sale, this is just a break even price for me
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:55 PM   #37
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i'm in Canada. this is a cross border shipment.
cheapest rate from the post office. fedex, ups et.al. are even more
as well shipping in the US is far less than here

even though i have amazon prime, they will not honor free shipping to me

that the best i can do.
i make no money of this sale, this is just a break even price for me
Oh, Dear.... I didn't notice the Canada domicile... sorry.

Yes, I've run into issues when shipping cross-border also with Customs regarding such shipments of parts and declared-value statements.
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Ordinary parcel post is a cheaper alternative and usually only takes a few days.

I shipped similar wt across the US for $11, and it was there in 4 days.
I live close to the Canada/USA border and will often drive to Buffalo to mail parcels to friends and relatives as it so much cheaper and faster.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:46 AM   #39
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Call e- trailer, they sometimes have broken packages, free freight from them...
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:43 PM   #40
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Updated rates; all are 4-5 rates fedex $51 ups $58 Canada post $50 the closest US border Is a 1.5 hour drive. thus a 4 hour return journey to save $40 on shipping. but I have to eat the gas cost and a half day lost. ill stick with my initial offer that is strictly cost recovery
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