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Old 06-26-2018, 12:59 AM   #1
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1st day owner 261bhxl - Anyone install drag wheels ?

Dealers service lot is very level, yet it scrapped the rear drag bars leaving the parking lot. Leveled the trailer, installed the WDH, so were sitting pretty level, tongue dropped slightly.
Have other 261bhxl owners experienced tail dragging with this model ? And the plumbing drain valves are just in front of the driverside drag bar. Not much room to spare there.
Looks to me that quality roller/swivel drag wheels need to be added, after removing the drag bar straps.
Thanks for your thoughts and experiences.
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:18 AM   #2
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Another option to drag wheels... We did the axle flip/lift kit on our 261. Gave us about 3 inches of clearance. Haven’t dragged since. We did have to add a two step entry. The one step didn’t work very well once we lifted.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:46 PM   #3
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We just bought a 271BHXL and have had the same rear end bottoming out. We think those drag bars are created to protect the dump drains. Once we did it we have been more careful to enter/exit sloped areas at an angle. My husband drives a really low mustang so he was used to doing that anyway.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:52 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. Like royskee many folks here in Idaho flip the axles or add lift kits to solve the dragging clearance problems.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:45 PM   #5
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What is the approximate cost to relocating the axles below the leaf springs ?
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:22 PM   #6
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I should also add that I called Forest River in Oregon this morning, of course they had never heard anyone complaining about the rear end bottoming.
There suggestion was to replace the "equalizer link " between the leaf springs. Indicating this would raise the trailer about 2".
Trying to verify if this would actually work.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:33 AM   #7
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We had our local shop install these. Total Bill was $321 for parts and labor.

https://www.etrailer.com/
Trailer-Suspension/Dexter-Axle/K71-384-00.html
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:37 AM   #8
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https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Sus...71-384-00.html
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:41 PM   #9
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You may want to adapt on entering/exiting areas with dips. If you enter a dip at a 45 degree angle, you will not bottom out as often-if at all.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:53 AM   #10
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My research to the center "equalizer link" , seems to indicate that changing this piece does not raise the trailer an equal amount to the change of the equalizer link height increase.
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