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Old 09-10-2018, 05:19 PM   #1
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Need to lift Wildcat 317RL

I have a 2014 317RL that needs about 2 inches of lift to tow level. What is available to lift this?

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To top or not to top slides

I would like to hear from anyone on the pro's and con's of installing slide toppers on my Wildcat 317RL.

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I have a 2014 317RL that needs about 2 inches of lift to tow level. What is available to lift this?
Is that RV spring hung or torsion axle? Either way you should be able to find something at etrailer.com
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It's hung.
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You can get longer shackles in that case. You can also change the equalizer to one that's longer to help as well.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:54 PM   #6
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best bet is to add a subframe under the existing frame, lifts the trailer but doesn't change the suspension geometry. My BIL had to do it to his (not a Wildcat but a FR product) so he could get in his driveway. The new trucks are much taller, mine tows nose high but nothing I can do except raise it and it's already taller than my old Toy Hauler was!
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:03 PM   #7
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I raised our Wildcat 29RLX about 2” with a new set of springs. I replaced the 4 leaf with higher rated 6 leaf. It was not to expensive and about a 3 hour change working by yourself.
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By adding Lippert's Correct Track axle alignment kit you get the ability to align your axles and it also raises the ride height 2" in the process.
I'm getting ready to do this on my Wildcat 29RLX for the very same reason. I also changed out my 15" wheels and tires for 16" versions and gained about 1-1/4".
I bought my Correct Track directly from Lippert, because the kit they sell has better quality hardware then the one they have pictured on eTrailer.com. Even though they are both are supposed to be Lippert Correct Track kits.
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Couldn't you just flip the axles? Not exactly sure what that means, I think it's moving the axles from the top of the springs to the bottom of the springs. Had this done on my previous trailer when they replaced the axles and I gained several inches in clearance.

If this is way off base or doesn't apply,forget what I just said.
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I would like to hear from anyone on the pro's and con's of installing slide toppers on my Wildcat 317RL.

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Pros: less debris/water on top of slide when closing
Keeps direct sunlight off of slide which helps keep it cooler.

Cons: Some have concerns with winds ripping them off.
One more thing to malfunction.
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Couldn't you just flip the axles? Not exactly sure what that means, I think it's moving the axles from the top of the springs to the bottom of the springs. Had this done on my previous trailer when they replaced the axles and I gained several inches in clearance.

If this is way off base or doesn't apply,forget what I just said.
My wildcat already has the springs on top of the axles, I think most do now due to added bed height on new trucks.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #12
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Liperts suspension components are cheap flimsy garbage to begin with
Chances are your bushings,pins and shackles are all worn anyway

I just installed longer arched springs for a 4 inch lift with a dexter kit with greasable pins
Much easier then a subframe and your upgrading the existing crap they are built with

Any suspension shop should be able to set you up,with springs for your desired lift
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