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Old 09-11-2015, 01:12 AM   #11
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Ok, I got yah with the steel building.

Another thought, how about an air ride pinbox. Then all you would have to do is let the air out and it will lower. There's quite a bit of travel.
I could measure if you're interested. May not be the cheapest route but you would also greatly increase the ride as well. I won't own another 5er without it.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:29 AM   #12
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Swap blocks, don't remove the overload spring.


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Old 09-11-2015, 09:11 AM   #13
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Swap blocks, don't remove the overload spring.
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Don't forget, new u bolts as well!


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Old 09-13-2015, 10:38 AM   #15
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Springs removed

OK! Springs are removed, but I had to (temporarily) reuse the U-bolts. New ones are in order. I'm out of town all this week--I hope to see if I have some more clearance on Saturday. I'll let y'all know...
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Update

Well, sort of. My trip out of town took longer than planned. I hitched up for the first time after removing the springs and pulled the fifth wheel out of the barn. I *think* I had a little more clearance but I'm unsure as I was by myself.

Headed to Bankhead National Forest today for a long weekend, then I'll let y'all know how my attempt at getting the fiver back under the roof goes. If I still have issues then I'll look at an air ride pinbox.
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I thought air ride pin boxes RAISE the front of the fifth?


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Kelderman air ride is a major upgrade, but would accomplish what you need.

They 4 link the rear axle and replace the leaf springs with air bags.
Can drop the rear 6" by deflating the bags.

Pros:
Drop the rear to assist in loading anything into the bed
Air bag ride.

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It will run around $4k.


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Well, sort of. My trip out of town took longer than planned. I hitched up for the first time after removing the springs and pulled the fifth wheel out of the barn. I *think* I had a little more clearance but I'm unsure as I was by myself.

Headed to Bankhead National Forest today for a long weekend, then I'll let y'all know how my attempt at getting the fiver back under the roof goes. If I still have issues then I'll look at an air ride pinbox.
What is the situation of your carport? Any chance of raising it a couple inches? If it's a freestanding type, would think it would be fairly easy and cheap to raise.
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Kelderman air ride is a major upgrade, but would accomplish what you need.

They 4 link the rear axle and replace the leaf springs with air bags.
Can drop the rear 6" by deflating the bags.

Pros:
Drop the rear to assist in loading anything into the bed
Air bag ride.

Cons:
It will run around $4k.
Kenny kustom, I guess the OP didn't see your post #12, or my post #4. Replacing the axle blocks would be a heck of a lot cheaper than the Kelderman air ride, if he only needs just a little clearance. I am still not sure how functional removing the spring leaf is gonna work out.
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