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Old 03-27-2016, 11:31 PM   #99
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I may go ahead and do a lift later. For now I solved by driveway problem. When backing in the tail would hit the driveway. I pulled the trailer to the street and removed the stinger and replaced it with a 6" drop hitch which brings the back of the trailer up so I can back in with out scraping. Ready to go simple put the proper hitch back in. Takes a few extra minutes but for now at least I can now use my new parking spot next to my house.

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Old 03-27-2016, 11:46 PM   #100
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by how much did you raise ? I'm installing new axles so can add another couple of inches here but was thinking about a small spacer too, so about 4" or maybe even 5" total ...
I raised mine 2 7/8". I think 4-5" might be a bit much.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:36 AM   #101
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Here's my install video. I hope this helps some people considering this modification.

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Old 03-29-2016, 11:38 AM   #102
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Anyone lift an Airstream with hydraulic brakes? Are longer brake hoses required?

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Old 03-29-2016, 12:08 PM   #103
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Nice video, it gives a good over view of the lift kit process. And thanks for NOT having a music track which always is distracting.

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Old 03-29-2016, 12:55 PM   #104
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That video was great! I'm seriously considering this project for my 23. Thank you for this!


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Old 03-29-2016, 01:29 PM   #105
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Glad you enjoyed it. I did one more of the pros and cons of lifting a trailer (a lot of our viewers are new to this idea). I was going to include it in the original video, but it was already too long.

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Old 03-29-2016, 02:47 PM   #106
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Smile dexter lift kit

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Here's my install video. I hope this helps some people considering this modification.

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Old 03-29-2016, 02:51 PM   #107
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I see lift kit only for Dexter axles why not one for axis or as Andy stated could make one for Dexter, why not for axis as there are a lot out there. Maybe Colin Hyde could respond or Andy as they are both very up on things
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:38 AM   #108
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Ramps scare me more than jack stands.

When I had both axles out from under my trailer I used four jack stands where two would have worked, and I was hooked to the tow vehicle for a bit more sure stability.

Had I done one axle at a time I might have been satisfied with a single pair of stands. Proper size stands used properly on a hard flat surface can be quite stable.

Great video!


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Old 03-30-2016, 09:40 AM   #109
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Assuming Axis and other brands bolt to the trailer through the stock holes, the Dexter kit would work with them also.


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Old 08-07-2017, 02:25 PM   #110
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I installed the dexter kit on my Excella and noticed no difference in towing with or without the equalizers hooked up. Still towed as sweet as always.
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