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Old 05-21-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Smile Is it possible to put a Lift Kit on a 16ft Sport?

We live in Colorado so like to camp in the backcountry on dirt roads. Is is possible to LIFT the camper with some type of kit or some other means? thanks! We have a 16ft 2010 Bambi Sport.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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Welcome,

I looked it up for you,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...it-102393.html
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:57 PM   #3
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Since both Airstream and Casita use a Dexter axle, contact these people and see if this kit won't work: Casita (Dexter Torflex #10) Axle Lift Kit
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:34 PM   #4
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The source,

Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Torflex Lift Kit
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Since both Airstream and Casita use a Dexter axle, contact these people and see if this kit won't work: Casita (Dexter Torflex #10) Axle Lift Kit

"These people" are watching..
Do you have a Dexter #10 axle?

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I raised my 19' Bambi with a Dexter lift kit. My suggestion would be to note the number on your axle then call Dexter and they will tell you which kit you need. The Axle number is on a sticker on the axle. It may be a No. 11 Torflex.

Stick with Dexter. The kits are well made and not too difficult to install. Will give you about 3" of body lift.
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Thumbs up thanks!!

Wow! What a great response! This is the first time that I have posted and I truly appreciate everyone's knowledge and information. Great forum!!!
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We took our Bambi to Boulder Offroad and they lifted it about 3 inches. Much better!
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I find that when I scrape bottom on my Bambi Sport ( especially on driveways) it is the huge WD / Swaybar hitch (Husky Centerline) that is the culprit. Will a higher axle lift raise that as well?
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I find that when I scrape bottom on my Bambi Sport ( especially on driveways) it is the huge WD / Swaybar hitch (Husky Centerline) that is the culprit. Will a higher axle lift raise that as well?
Raising the trailer should allow you to us a shorter drop bar and give you more clearance.
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Drop Bar?

Sorry for my slowness - what do you mean by shorter drop bar - you mean the hitch height adjustment holes? If so- ours are the lowest - so we could move it up on?
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Right. The intent is to level the Bambi as much as possible. If it is level now, and you lift the back, you would want to also lift the front to even it up again -- by raising up the ball attachment one or more holes. In our case, it was riding high in the front (exacerbating our clearance problem), so the lift kit on the Bambi made everything lovely and level.

Once you move the ball attachment up, you may have excess bar below it. If it poses a clearance problem then you can get a shorter drop bar (fewer holes). If not, just leave it.
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I also have a Bambi 16 Sport, live in Colorado, and need some more clearance. I snapped a picture of my axle sticker and believe that this is the Dexter 10 (I see a -10 number and a couple other 10s listed ). Can someone help me verify?

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That is a #10 (3500lbs is the major clue)

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