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Old 08-12-2014, 07:16 AM   #1
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Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Suspension mod opinions

I finally have the time to do the lift to my Aframe. I previously posted pics of a dealer applied lift solution, in this tread

stabilizers for Rockwood/Flagstaff A Frames

My Aframe has 13" wheels. When I dropped the axle, I noticed the rectangle tubing spacer is 1". The pics of the lift have a 3" rectangular tubing spacer with a 4" section added. I noticed in the pic the camper has 15" wheels (I am also upgrading to 15" wheels) My questions are as follows:

Do you think the larger 3" factory spacer is to accommodate the 15" wheels?

Is it a Pic of an Aframe camper?

Since 15" wheels are an option, would the equipped campers have larger wheel wells?

If anyone has a 15" wheel equipped Aframe, and doesn't mind looking under to confirm the factory spacer height, that would be a big help!

Here are the pics


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Old 08-18-2014, 05:27 PM   #2
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looks like 5 inches total from frame.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:25 PM   #3
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Interesting! It looks like both campers start out with a 1" lift and bolt on tabs for the axle. I noticed the rectangle tubing on the factory lift is heavier, with a cross brace. I also noticed the axle is welded to the rectangle tubing.

I went with 5" rectangle tubing to get some overlap with the bolt on tabs (note the rosette welds). The only thing I would do differently is go with heavier tubing. I may also weld a plate on the inner surface from the frame to the lift portion. Other than that it's solid.

Not shown in the pics is the weld all the way along the bottom where the plate meets the rectangle tubing. It's also welded to the 1" x 2" rectangle tubing all the way along.

Here are pics of my lift.

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