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Old 05-19-2014, 02:58 PM   #1
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5th wheel not towing level

My 5th wheel is nose high and my B&W hitch arms are at their lowest mounting holes.
Has anybody heard of a riser kit for Dexter Torflex axles?

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Old 05-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #2
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Is your 5er's pin box adjustable? If so, you might be able to raise it. Be certain that what ever adjustments you do, provide you with sufficient coach to bed rail clearance. On our's the recommended is 6" - 7" and I have it configured for 6.5".

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Old 05-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #3
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No pin box adjustment, its a sidewinder.

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Old 05-19-2014, 10:06 PM   #4
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No pin box adjustment, its a sidewinder.
There are (4) 5/8" bolts on the Sidewinder pin box. Remove the 4 bolts and you can lower the pin box about 1-1/2", but you are right, you cannot raise it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:35 PM   #5
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The side wings are already bolted to the lower holes in the upper turrent, no further lowering is possible. Besides, I have right at 6 inches of bedrail clearence with the current setup. I have about 2 1/2 " difference between the front/rear measured to the ground.

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:11 AM   #6
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Dexter does make a lift kit for their Torflex axles. Check their website.
Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Torflex Lift Kit
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:42 AM   #7
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Thanks aquaman, I missed that link when I was on their site.

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Old 05-26-2014, 09:19 AM   #8
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Riser kit ordered from Dexter, local dealer had loaded 32% on the price, but told me if I bought them myself they would install them. Hope to get them installed this week.

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Old 05-29-2014, 05:17 PM   #9
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Riser kit installed today; only 1/2 inch difference now, still nose high but good enough.
The dealer installed it as a Flagstaff riser recall, but I reminded him it was my desire to do the lift. I was not aware of a recall, but he had a list and even though my name was not on his list he did not charge me till I explained the situation. The dealer has always treated me good and I did not want to take advantage of him.
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