Originally Posted by northstar1960
WW. by flipped i meant turning the axle over so the bend in the axle is down not up . these units do need a few more inches of clearance . they are toy haulers after all and people want to take them where they will be riding their toys , like the dunes or mountains . getting to some campgrounds and boondocking takes you on some less then desirable roads . putting the springs on top of the axle and maybe better springs is the best way to go to get the clearance . haven't come up with anything better yet . I see many TT & TH's that are much higher then ours
I'm no engineer, but I would think the bend is a type or preload and can't see how turning or swapping axlels end to end would do much for raising the body, if the springs stayed above the axles.
I wonder if there is a way to use 4 air shocks; UP for ground clearance and DOWN for loading or for less wind resistence? Besides, shocks are a good way to smooth the ride.
I suppose the type of enthusiasts that need the TH jacked up, would probably not be concerned with the steep ramp angle they would then have. Probably wouldn't be hauling a cruiser.
Not only THs but I just saw a 5er jacked up to get it level... pulling with a Ram 2500, which some say bed height is taller than Fords or Chevys. The 5er was in the trees! (I wonder if it is under 13'6").
With the 5200# axles, I really could use a 3 tread entrance step. I have a pair of wooden ones that work well... 6-1/2" rise / 11-1/2 tread; plus they are wider than the metal steps.