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Old 12-25-2015, 06:27 AM   #1
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Show me your stance

I'll be getting new axles sometime mid-summer after my the renovation is completed. The question I have is around the ride height. Trailer is a 1972, 23ft tandem axle Safari. The arms are effectively level at the moment and I suspect I'll gain a bit of height sticking with 22.5 deg but it seems like the 33deg are Andy's popular recommendation. I'm not sure I want to sky my trailer further than where it is. I've yet to drag the rear end. Probably because the departure angle on the 23' is short enough. My concern is keeping the trailer low for stability, clearance on the east coast, and what impact it may have on MPG.

Who's got pics of similar 23/25' trailers with 33deg axles? The best I've found is Pam's in the Safari threads. Feels like that rides a bit high for my taste.

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Old 12-25-2015, 06:56 AM   #2
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Your 72 originally had 700/15 bias tires. The stand a bit taller (I think) than the commonly used radial replacement 75R15. You can also gain a bit more height by switching to 16" tires.

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Old 12-25-2015, 08:11 AM   #3
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Here is what ours looks like with a Dexter 33 degree

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Old 12-25-2015, 02:25 PM   #4
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:27 AM   #5
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Pictures do say a thousand words. And maybe it is just a few words you need. Here is a link to the factory specs. Gives ground clearence and hitch ball height. It would be a good place to start.

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