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Old 08-06-2020, 10:42 PM   #1
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Have any of you considered lifting your Nest? I've looked things over pretty closely and it appears possible, although complicated by the sheet metal underneath the body.
I realize that other Airstream trailers can be lifted and I've read quite a bit about it, but I haven't seen a Nest with a lift.
Here's something I found specifically about the Nest, but I'm not sure the information is correct?? https://www.etrailer.com/question-384211.html
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That kit might work, although I think it's an expensive and labor intensive way for the person asking that question to avoid removing the removable jack foot. The related photos show that kit on a Basecamp, which has a similar axle mounting system.
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Have any of you considered lifting your Nest? I've looked things over pretty closely and it appears possible, although complicated by the sheet metal underneath the body.
I realize that other Airstream trailers can be lifted and I've read quite a bit about it, but I haven't seen a Nest with a lift.
Here's something I found specifically about the Nest, but I'm not sure the information is correct?? https://www.etrailer.com/question-384211.html
I have Had dealings with etrailers techs and they are very good. I tried to get a tow kit to fit a Ford Fusion for towing 4 wheels down and they would not sell it to me because they found that it would destroy the transmission. Manual said you could but they found a update that said you could not.
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Around 2 3/4" higher
Still have to button things up before I pull it out of my shop for a good look, but so far I like the way things are looking.
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The results of all that labor...

..and in the end, I'm not sure that it's really all that noticeable??
I'm just glad it's over!
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..and in the end, I'm not sure that it's really all that noticeable??
I'm just glad it's over!
Looks nice and level, Was it like that before the mod.
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I've got few different ball mounts with varying amounts of drop/offset to adjust the tongue height and get it somewhat level. Here's what it looked like before the lift. You can really see the difference at the wheels/fender flares. The entry step is still very usable. This would have been a fairly simple job if it weren't for the fact that the underbelly pans overlap the axle mounts and don't have enough clearance to allow the axle to drop over 2 1/2". I had to get pretty creative to trim those pans with everything still connected. Even though the extra ground clearance is nice, I really wouldn't recommend doing this on a Nest unless you have a well equipped shop and an abundance of patience.
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