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Old 02-18-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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Axle flipping

I just read some comments concerning the challenges of ferry crossings in the Northwest Territories with an A-frame. I torn off the brake wiring on our Flagstaff A-framer on a ferry crossing in the Yukon last summer. Has anyone flipped the axle on their A-frame?? Comments??

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Old 02-18-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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its not possible ... make sure all your wiring is up above the axle and in the frame members ...

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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FR A-Frames have torsion axles, so no "flipping." But there may be other ways to extend the lift of the suspension.

For those who don't know what flipping is; for single axle campers that have leaf spring suspensions, the axle normally bolts on top of the lowest part of the spring arch. "Flipping" means bolting the axle below the spring, giving the camper a few inches of extra height. Axle manufacturers sell a kit for this.

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