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Old 12-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Lifting 5th Wheel

Has anyone had experience in raising the height of a Flagstaff Ultra Light 5th with the Torflex axels welded to the frame.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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I don't know the answer to your question if the axles are actually welded to the frame, but if the are bolted the kit to do the lift is here:
Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Torflex Lift Kit
The kit is reasonably priced and looks to be simply a bolt on proposition.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Just curious...why would you want to (Off road clearance?)
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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My truck is a 2013 GMC 2500 Xcab 4x4, std bed (6'6") and the back end rides high. So the trailer is riding nose high. I can lower the hitch in the truck, but not enough to level the trailer. The TorFlex is welded to the Frame.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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I think I can go to a truck repair shop, have the Axel unwelded, and insert a 3 inch spacer and re-weld it. But I'm wondering what affect, aside from the entrance step height increase, that will have on the 5th.
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I think I can go to a truck repair shop, have the Axel unwelded, and insert a 3 inch spacer and re-weld it. But I'm wondering what affect, aside from the entrance step height increase, that will have on the 5th.
It will raise the trailers center of gravity but not enough to be a problem unless you turn corners at high speed.
Other than the step which you know about the rest should remain the same
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My truck is a 2013 GMC 2500 Xcab 4x4, std bed (6'6") and the back end rides high. So the trailer is riding nose high. I can lower the hitch in the truck, but not enough to level the trailer. The TorFlex is welded to the Frame.
I have a 2014 Rockwood 8289WS and a 2011 Chevy 2500 4x4 std bed and hitched up mine rides almost perfectly level. What year is your trailer, they may have started raising them a bit on the newer ones given that so many of the new HD trucks ride higher. I may also be my Pullrite hitch was able to be adjusted lower than the one you have.
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My truck is a 2013 GMC 2500 Xcab 4x4, std bed (6'6") and the back end rides high. So the trailer is riding nose high. I can lower the hitch in the truck, but not enough to level the trailer. The TorFlex is welded to the Frame.
I don't think any of the axles are welded to the frame itself, just welded to the brackets that are bolted to a 2x4 tube framework.

Pictures would clear up the question tho'.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:45 AM   #9
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The camper is a 2014 Flagstaff 8528RKWS. I'll venture out today and try to get a picture of the axle installation....
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #10
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Here's a picture of the factory set-up on a 2010 - Rockwood 8280WS...yours should be the same. You can see how you could had height by adding another 2x2 or 2x4" spacer along with additional cross bracing.

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