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Old 03-13-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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TT Lift Kit?

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Does anyone know if there is a Lift Kit for TT's? My Salem's tires are rubbing on top when I hit bumps. The tires wore holes in the insulation above them and on the slide side there is wood the tires are hitting.

Does anyone else have this problem?
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:42 PM   #2
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Hello All...

Does anyone know if there is a Lift Kit for TT's? My Salem's tires are rubbing on top when I hit bumps. The tires wore holes in the insulation above them and on the slide side there is wood the tires are hitting.

Does anyone else have this problem?
They do make lift kits for some of there Travel Trailers.Email Todd Stringfellow at Forest River with your information.

tstringfellow@forestriverinc.com
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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Hello All...

Does anyone know if there is a Lift Kit for TT's? My Salem's tires are rubbing on top when I hit bumps. The tires wore holes in the insulation above them and on the slide side there is wood the tires are hitting.

Does anyone else have this problem?
Something doesn't sound right, the tire should not be rubbing. I would look into the cause of the problem first. Could be you have a couple of bad spring packs that aren't holding up right or something else but just putting a lift on before determining what the cause is, is like replacing fuses that blow all the time rather than looking for what is causing them to blow.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:29 PM   #4
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I agree with Jeeper. Something is wrong. Has someone put on a larger rim perhaps? Find out what is wrong and fix that.
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Hello All...

Does anyone know if there is a Lift Kit for TT's? My Salem's tires are rubbing on top when I hit bumps. The tires wore holes in the insulation above them and on the slide side there is wood the tires are hitting.

Does anyone else have this problem?
Yes, lift kits are available. I'm guessing your trailer is equiped with Leaf Spring Suspention. It's called an Over/Under Kit and can be purchased from Dexter Axle Co.
They sell two different kit, depending on your axle tube diameter.

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Check out this guy's pictures. It's an axle reposition on a Pop-up camper, but basicly the same process as would be on your TT.


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Old 03-15-2010, 05:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies guys.....

I guess i need to find out whats wrong first..... I bought the unit new and never notice it till last year (mid season). It is still sitting at the same hight as it was when I got it. I didn't know if anyone else was having this problem or is this another Forest River screw up...... Either way it can't be good to keep letting the tires hit like that..........I wish I noticed it the first year than it would have been the dealers problem......lol
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:17 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies guys.....

I guess i need to find out whats wrong first..... I bought the unit new and never notice it till last year (mid season). It is still sitting at the same hight as it was when I got it. I didn't know if anyone else was having this problem or is this another Forest River screw up...... Either way it can't be good to keep letting the tires hit like that..........I wish I noticed it the first year than it would have been the dealers problem......lol
Double check the tire size that's on the trailer with the VIN tag. I think you should have st225/75/15 on there by the size of the trailer. Possible someone put on st235/80/16?
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:00 PM   #8
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Does the Salem have spring mounted axles or Al-Ko/Torflex type axles?
The Forest River site doesn't specify.

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Old 03-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #9
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all you need to do is block up the axles, i would contact your local dealer or maybe a speciality repair shop, i have done this many times and it only takes a few hours.
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Could simply be a case of bad or incorrect leafs were used...it happens and thankfully not a HUGE job. FR will probably honor that if you can verify they actually installed wrong product. This can also be a safety issue that I would not let go unrepaired. If leafs are wrong, chances are other components in and around axles could have been swapped incorrectly too.
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