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Old 02-24-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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27HFS Suspension question

Has anyone had their springs put over the axle on the HFS to get it higher? If so, what are your thoughts?
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:27 PM   #2
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First thought? It will raise the trailer about 6-1/2 inches which will change center of gravity. Does it matter? Only when it matters. The only reason to raise it is if your dragging around off-road and if you are, you better take some other precautions like skid plates and big heavy tire. Oh, and then there's the center of gravity thing that will matter a lot more when off-roading. My thoughts
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:30 PM   #3
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Yes, we have a lot of instances where we go off of the pavement. I don't think the center of gravity deal is a big deal. I just was wondering if there were any issues lifting up the 27HFS in specific?
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:56 PM   #4
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if it raises 6.5 " then you may not like it much towing. like GD states higher center of gravity is a big deal on these units that sit over 10' tall . you may first see if taller tires may put you where you need to be . or maybe leaf spring shackles to give you a couple inches . 6.5 is pretty much . you may not notice it at first but around some sharps turns you may end up regretting it . maybe if you widened the axles to accommodate the higher center
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Tell me about the leaf-spring shackles?????/
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:15 PM   #6
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do a search on the net for shackles lifts for campers/ rv . i think camping world carries some that will give you a few inches . if you move the spring to on top of the axle . if there not there all ready you will raise the height buy the thickness of the axles and also the thickness of the springs . i can see a 2 to 4 inch raise not being tom bad but 6.5 would be like big foot
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:18 PM   #7
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That sounds great! Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:47 PM   #8
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Well, I'm not really finding anything as far as different shackles go. Mainly guys are doing what I did to my old camper, just setting the springs on top of the axle instead of them being under it. Has anyone done it to a 27HFS?
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:23 PM   #9
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you have another post on here and I replied there concerning what we did with my work and play. See it and I can tell you more if you want.
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