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Old 03-31-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Dexter Lift Kit on 19’er?

I am thinking of putting a Dexter Lift Kit on my 19’ Flying Cloud. I had one on my 16’ Sport and it made a huge difference in terms of clearance. The 19’ has 15” tires as opposed to the 14” on the Sport - so it is a bit higher on its own. Has anyone done this - put a lift on their 19 footer? If so, what size kit did it take ... a #11? (The Sport was #10)
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:29 PM   #2
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There was a poster trying to sell a set of blocks. Look in the classifieds and try a search. It was not long ago. Pat

Here you go.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f457...le-179251.html
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:45 PM   #3
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This was an ad from last April. Could not find one more recent.
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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We're also considering the dexter lift kit for our 20' FC. The single axle on ours is a #11. No luck finding half a set in the classified as yet. Also, in our 2010 model, the propane line runs through the axle mount, so will add to the complexity of the install.
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:54 PM   #5
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I bit the bullet and ordered a Lift Kit for the #11 Axle from eTrailer. It's a tandem set and I only need one - so if anyone would like to split the cost I have a spare set. I paid $195.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:33 PM   #6
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Old 07-25-2018, 02:25 AM   #7
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Can you share how the lift kit worked out? I also have 2018 19' and would like to lift. Install yourself? Any issues? How much of a lift?
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:01 PM   #8
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I did in fact put a Dexter Lift on my 19 footer. I had a trusted mechanic do it. He looked it over and thought the whole process out. There was an issue with the gas line but he was able to detach and then re-attach it. He reinforced something along the wheel sides - not critical, but like I said, he was a perfectionist and thought it was a good idea. It raised the trailer about 3", but to me seems higher. I am much more confident going over rough terrain and have had no scraping whatsoever.
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:59 PM   #9
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I put the Dexter #11 lift kit on the '17 19 footer I bought this summer. Not hard to do if you're handy with jacking and blocking. Having two or three jacks makes it much, much easier to elevate the trailer and the axle separately. Beyond that, it's really is nothing more than nuts and bolts fitting into pre-existing holes for most trailers. I was too cheap to buy an impact wrench and getting leverage was thus complicated for a few of the bolts. It definitely helped that nothing was rusty on a newish trailer. I already sold the other set of spacers and bolts on the classifieds, so I can't help anyone with that.


Overall, the 3inch extra lift is excellent since we drive lots of dirt and forest service roads. We only took the Bambi on two short trips before doing the lift, so it's hard to tell exactly how different it tows with a slightly higher center of gravity. But I can't feel anything perceptible and our two week trip New Mexico to Glacier and BC/Alberta went without hiccups. We bought the Airstream primarily to boondock and already have a few scratches. But as they say, "chicks dig scars" and "scars add character". The only things to occasionally drag now are the bottoms of the sway bars of the WD hitch as they're the lowest point on the set up. That WD hitch was really just to level the truck as the Airstream is well within tow ratings for our F-150. So I decided to not use the WD hitch on really rough roads, since we're going slow and headlights being aimed a bit high doesn't really matter, or when jumping the curb to park it next to my house. It's easy enough to reattach once we hit smooth roads or pavement. The fact that jumping the curb is now easy shows how well it works. I literally back the trailer up to the curb and nothing touches until the wheels hit the curb.


I can't see any downside if you want a bit of lift and are handy with a jack and wrench or willing to pay for an install.
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Does anyone know of a service center/mechanic in the Virginia or surrounding states that has performed a dexter lift on a 2015 Flying Cloud 23 FB or similar frame trailer?
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:07 AM   #11
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Dexter lift and the propane line

For those with a 19’er and installed the Dexter lift, were you able to run the propane line somewhere between the axle and the lift bracket?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:09 AM   #12
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Lift Kit for sale

Just put this #11 Dexter lift kit on my 2017 19' flying cloud. Its was a dual axle kit so I am selling the left over half. Let me know if you're interested.
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