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Old 06-23-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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Has anyone any information on raising the height of my trailer by flipping axles or adding blocks to the suspension for trailer height?

I have a few destinations were the rear of the trailer bottoms out upon entering. I would like some advice if this can be done. I'm looking for 2-4 inches increase.

Cheers, JSims
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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Re: Raising Trailer Height

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Has anyone any information on raising the height of my trailer by flipping axles or adding blocks to the suspension for trailer height?

I have a few destinations were the rear of the trailer bottoms out upon entering. I would like some advice if this can be done. I'm looking for 2-4 inches increase.

Cheers, JSims
With the style axle you have there is not a "good" way to do this. The mount points are vertical plates right against the belly. If you extended the plate it will give the axle more leverage on the mounting point. It would be guestionable if they would be able to handle the extra stress. That would force you to add some sort of cross bracing to the mounting points.

That axle is prone to sag with age. It's quite possible the axle has settled as much as 2 inches. There were several post about this and I think most predate the forum crash. Andy from Inland RV had made comment on how to inspect he axles and figure out if they had indeed sagged.
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Old 06-24-2003, 11:52 AM   #3
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John.

The axles that are on your Airstream cannot be flipped.

Also there is no pratical way to "raise" the frame.

You have desribed a pair of axles that are history.


New axles will raise your trailer considerably. In addition, if you have a driveway problem, the starting angle can be changed to give you even more of a clearance.

You can check them out for yourself. To learn how, go to our web site, http://inlandrv.com

Click on "articles" and then click on the Dura-torque axle article.

If you have any questions, give us a call.


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