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Old 02-25-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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Lifting a 27HFS

Well, I'm not really finding anything as far as lift 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, 09:21 PM   #2
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I have a work & play 30wrs and am needing to raise it. Mine has lippert axles. I called forest river about it and they would not authorize do anything, however, they gave me the number for lippert. I must say the man at lippert was excellent. Per lippert you can't just move the axle under the spring as the alignment will be exactly backward. My 30 wrs has 2 holes in the spring hangers and they were already reinforced from the factory. Per lippert we are going to lower my springs to the bottom mounting holes for the springs as well as the equalizer and this will give me an extra inch of clearance above the axle. As soon as the snow and ice give me a break I will be doing this.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:29 PM   #3
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I guess I'll have to figure out what brand my axles are and go from there! I'd like mine to be 4-6 inches high than it is, there's too much crap to get torn out of the bottom if I don't.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:35 PM   #4
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If your needing to go that high I would say you need a good fab welder and some frame material to raise the mounts on new framework... Like shackeling up a GTO.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:37 PM   #5
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That's what I'm thinking
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:39 PM   #6
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Just make sure your welder knows what he's doing or your in for a real surprise if it goes south .... Don't go cheaper when you need it to hold JMHO
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:45 PM   #7
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How old is your camper. When we started with mine they told me to look for the tags on the axles and my trailer is a year and a half old and the tags look brand new. They tell who built them and their rating. the people I dealt with at lippert were outstanding. I would see if it has their axles and then call them and explain the situation. When I explained what was wrong they were extremely helpful and you might get them to give you a procedure to raise it that they approve of.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:48 PM   #8
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Scott, mine's a 2014 model.
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Most likely Dexter
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Can I ask the obvious question here: why do you need to lift your TH? It's going to introduce a whole host of other issues: entry ramp is going to be steeper with more break over angle, you'll max out the jacks quicker, trailer will be harder to stabilize when parked due to being higher, and that first step in and out is gonna be a doozy!

I'm a Jeep guy from way back, and I know when you start lifting things, it's becomes a whole litany of stuff you need to address (ie, throw more money at) over and above just swapping/flipping/replacing springs. So I guess I'm just asking why you want to do this to yourself.
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