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Old 08-29-2013, 06:15 AM   #41
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My clearance above both tires on both sides is around 1-1/4". I do have 15" tires that came as an option. Do all you folks with good clearance have the 14"?
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:59 AM   #42
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clearance

That is not enough clearance. Inquire about a lift kit from you axle maker. They are inexpensive and easy to install. This kit will increase the clearance from 2 to3 inches. Serge
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:47 PM   #43
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Lift kit fix?

Does anyone here understand how the lift kits spoken of in this thread actually work and/or have an opinion as to whether this is the right fix for the axle & tire clearance problems being experienced by several who have posted here? Somebody commented above about the engineering aspect of that "fix," which concerns me, too.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #44
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I have filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and would encourage anyone else that has this issue, report it too. The website is https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml and is very easy to use. I have done a lot of research on this issue and there are a lot of people out there with this very issue. The more people that report it, the more likely Forest River will do something to change it. The representative that contacted me from NHTSA said the same thing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #45
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Hello Skitiby. Good on you. I have done it also but have not heard a peep yet. Might have to do it again. I've sent photos to David at Dexter axle and I'm waiting for a reply. I installed the lift kit supplied by FR but despite the correct clearance the torsion arms are not in the correct position. I think I will need new axles. Will keep you posted.Every one who has a problem should contac the NHTSA. Serge
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:06 PM   #46
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Update on my clearance issue. I dropped my camper off at my dealer on August 3rd. My dealer looked at the clearance and called FR. FR acknowledged knowing of an issue with clearance on some of their campers and sent them their approved fix. The fix is to bolt in a spacer it seems to be made of a C channel piece of steel but it has vertical supports within the C ( hope this makes sense I'm an electrical engineer not mechanical). They say a picture is worth a thousand words so hopefully these pictures will answer any questions. It has resolved my clearance issue and I am once again a happy camper. Hopefully this is the only/last issue I have. Other than taking 3 weeks to get my camper back I am satisfied with the outcome.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #47
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My clearance now.... Not sure why its upside down but you get picture lol
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:48 AM   #48
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Awesome pics thank you! Now I can show something to my dealer and he can fix mine since FR knows something is wrong.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:54 AM   #49
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Zparty, glad that it worked out for you. Happy camping.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #50
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Zparty. Please check the torsion arm angles. They should be around 22.5 or 30 degrees depending on the specific axles that were installed on you trailer. My torsion arms are supposed to be at 22.5 degrees but are at 90 degrees which is wrong. (0 degrees is acceptable for a fully loaded trailer. Despite having installed the lift kit I don't have the proper torsion arm angles which I believe will affect the suspension dampening. Serge
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