Hi everyone, new guy here.
We've got a 19' Bambi and just picked up a new tow rig in December. I recently lifted that tow rig 3 inches and now have a decision to make in regards to keeping the trailer level and avoiding positive tongue weight.
The easy option is to get a longer drop shank for our hitch and that would be that, however we recently took a trip out to a 4x4 event called King of the Hammers that required us to pull our trailer a few miles off-road.
I had a lot of extra time to think while creeping my way over rocks, holes and whoops in an effort to keep our stablizer jacks, bumper and sewer lines from dragging on the ground and it occurred to me that it would be nice to have the trailer ride a few inches higher.
I'm new to messing around with RVs, however I do know that it's a common practice to lift certain 4x4s by performing a spring over lift. Basically bolting the leaf spring to the top of the axle rather than the bottom, which would create a few inches of lift.
Has anyone done this with their airstream? Does anyone make any kits? It seems like this would be a cheap and easy way to get the underside of our airstream up off the ground for those occasional off pavement camping adventures and get everything sitting level on the hitch at the same time.
Here's the before and after of our tow rig.
Before, sitting nice and level with about 700lbs of gear, toys and firewood in the bed:
After, about 3 inches taller: