Originally Posted by Noco
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am hoping for more permanent solution. I know if I had leaf springs I could achieve a lift fairly easy, but I do not believe a lift can be achieved easily with the air shock suspension this model has?
Please don't get tunnel-vision and keep gnawing at one possible complicated solution (lift kits) when there are other, simpler, solutions that will work. As an engineer, I learned that lesson early in my career. The easiest fix for a problem is usually the best fix.
As I understand it, the slope of your driveway is such that the rear bumper of the trailer drags the pavement of the driveway before the trailer wheels leave the street. So, the problem at hand is, how to raise the rear of the trailer?
You seem to want to do it by raising the whole trailer, all the time. That will also require a new hitch for your tow vehicle, along with whatever lift kit you devise, so that the trailer can still be towed level. It may require modifications to your tongue jack, or the full-time use of leveler blocks under the jack. It may also require full-time use of leveler blocks under your stabilizer jacks, or replacement of the stabilizer jacks with ones that are longer. It may require modifications to your entry steps as well to account for the increased height of the trailer floor.
These modifications will also directly reduce the resale value of your trailer, in proportion to the amount of money it would take the next owner to undo all the changes you make.
The solution that n2916s suggested, a drop hitch just for getting into and out of the driveway, is a much more elegant solution. It doesn't adversely affect the resale value of the trailer, because the trailer itself remains unmodified. And it won't permanently affect the towing characteristics of the trailer, either. And it won't affect the way you park it and level it at a campground, either.
You don't need load-leveling, weight-distribution, or sway control to tow a trailer into and out of a driveway at a snail's pace. All you need is a hitch ball and drop hitch, both relatively cheap, and easy to obtain today by a trip to the auto parts store.
And if you try it and it doesn't
work as we expect, you're not out much money, either, and don't have much work to undo, before trying something else.