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Old 03-20-2016, 07:07 PM   #11
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Thats a good question. When it stops raining I will go find out. hadn't thought of that. Thanks

I am thinking I would have to raise the hitch to the next hole to give me more clearance then raise the pin to allow the nose to drop and I may be back where i started. I dont really want to raise the hitch because that whould interfer with the bed cover when not pulling.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:47 PM   #12
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Lifting 5th wheel

I fretted a lot about this a couple of years ago when I moved from a Silverado 1500 to an F350. I even calculated the additional weight being carried by the rear axle due to the trailer out of level, and verified it at a scale. Even then, I was still within the specs for both tires and axle. I had a good opportunity to change the start angle on the axles last fall when I lost a bearing and had to replace one of the axles. However, it was going to cost me another $1000 to replace the second axle. I've never had any issues with towing, so I just decided to live with it. I did upgrade the tires to Load Range D to give a little more margin on the real axle, and I have about 6" clearance to the bed rails, so clearance is not a problem for me. By the way, if you do decide to change out the axles, I had great support from Axleinc, in Elkhart in getting a replacement axle.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:50 PM   #13
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I didn't mention that I am 3 to 4 inches out of level when hitched.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:22 AM   #14
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I ordered the lift kit from forest river for my 8281 and it made a world of difference. I put it in myself in one day. Now I pull level.


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Remember when measuring from back to front for level, say 4" out of level, you only have to lower. or raise, 1/2 that distance as the tires are the pivot point

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I would be more concerned about my over all height than being level while towing. I am right at 13'6" now and any raising would not work to well
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the hubs may have some adjustment for the start angle. Or as earlier stated I may have to change axles to get the correct angle.
They don't (have any user-adjustability, that is).

Here's some research I did when this topic came up last year.

The start angle is set by the way the square hole is cut on the axle-end of the spindle arm and then its permanently welded on. The start angle is indicated by the axle part number so you could buy new axles with a different start angle.

The lift kit that Dexter sells is probably by far the better option.
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I would be more concerned about my over all height than being level while towing. I am right at 13'6" now and any raising would not work to well
Rear axle carring more weight...
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I had a lift kit installed at the Goshen rally. Tow level was number one reason, Second reason upon checking with thermometer rear tires and hubs they were taking more load. Third benefit is close to 8 inches truck bed to trailer clearance with the Superduty, the F 150 had 6 inches.

Dexter makes a kit that is engineering for the job, comes complete.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:52 PM   #20
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I ordered the lift kit from forest river for my 8281 and it made a world of difference. I put it in myself in one day. Now I pull level.

After spending the last couple days trying to wade through Turbo Tax I am back on the axle project. Looks like it could be an easy install. I wont do it myself but I dont see it being over about three hours in an axle shop. I will definantly give forest River a shout Monday and see what they have. Thanks for all the good ideas on this subject. I will post what I find at FR
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