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Old 06-01-2016, 10:25 PM   #1
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Question Air lifts on a trailer?

I have a 42Ft XLR towed with a Ram 3500 long box. I have hit the truck side rail while turning into a campground with a bad dip in the road causing damage to both units. There just is not enough clearance above the truck. I don't want to flip the axles and raise the hitch because the unit is high enough already, so I was thinking about installing air lifts on two of the axles so that I could raise the trailer higher when the going gets rough. Has anyone ever seen this done or have any comments?
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:52 PM   #2
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Hydraulics would be better and you need to lift all three axles if you're going to do it.

I think you'd be better off having a custom bed made for the truck with lower side rails. Or even a flat bed with low storage boxes.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:45 PM   #3
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Custom truck box

I'll do that if I win a lottery.
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you can put air bags on the trailer and lower and raise them as you see fit. It'll also give the camper a smoother ride so your "toys" in the garage won't bounce around as much.
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Anybody out there that has actually done this?
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here is something
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