Originally Posted by pkm123
I have been searching the forums for advice on gaining ground clearance on a 2007 19' Bambi. There are some older discussions but I can't find anything current. We live in Colorado and do a fair amount of camping in forest service campgrounds and also boon docking. I would like to lift my Dexter Axle 3" to get the waste water valve and under carriage higher off the ground. Has anyone done that modification lately and what are your recommendations and experience with this issue?
There are many ways to raise the trailer for more ground clearance.
One of the easyest ways is to add a steel channel to the bottom of the frame, then welding the axle to that new extension. In that way, you can choose what ever clearance you want, on up to about 12 inches, or more.
However, keep in mind that the square axle tube cannot
The only way you can raise the axle tube is by changing out the axle, for one with a higher startying angle. But, when you do that, you are limited as to the starting angle. Anything beyond about 32 degrees, will cause more shock to be imposed on the entire coach, when the coach hits a pot hole or bump.