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Old 04-05-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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There are no leaf springs on a 1977 Airstream! This is the type of axle that came on the Airstream

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It is possible to replace axles with axles that have a bigger down angle, Last time we replaced an axle we gained about 3 inches in clearance. Since you've already invested in new axles, however this would be an expensive solution. Could you reconfigure the waste tanks to be longer/ wider and thinner?
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:43 AM   #3
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You could get a little more height with 16" rims and tires
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Is there a way to just raise the axles a little?
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I have not seen or heard of it being done, but I don't see why not. I think it could be done by welding or bolting a plate of the appropriate height with axle cut outs to the frame. You might also have to modify the mounting brackets on the axles. But if you are having the work done rather than DIY the cost may be comparable to new axles.
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Several folks here have raised their Airstream's using the lift kits.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...it-102393.html
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Is there a way to just raise the axles a little?
Empty the trailer. If axle suspension is good, yes, it may rise, a bit.

If you didn't replace axles during rebuild, it may be time.

You can get axles with more initial "down angle"... And perhaps better load carry. But the AS frame will be the same. Too heavy a suspension will make the ride rougher. That will shake more inside he AS... And that loosens rivets, Screws, etc.

Hope you figure out the problem soon.

Oh, do not put the little "rollers" on the stern... The upward force there can damage your shell and the connection to the frame.
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