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Old 11-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Question about 2909 ground clearance

I tried a search and did not really find what I was looking for so here it goes...

We currently have a 2009 Rockwood 2306 and for the most part love it. Only had two complaints:
1st, the queen bed sits sideways (no prob) but the support for it stopped 3/4 of the way across so the person sleeping towards the rear of the trailer had half their body just float in the air. terrible design, but fixed with some extra plywood from the garage.

2nd and the reason for the post. The 2306 only has 7" of clearance between the sewer and the roadway with the WD on. With WD off gives me just under 8" (truck sags and gives a bit more height to the rear). For me to get into the driveway I need to dump the WD to guarantee I clear the sidewalk between the apron and the sloped driveway (apron angled up, driveway angled up, and sidewalk flat/ level with the world). The sewer hangs below the "skid bars" in the back just rear of the wheels.
I did break off my gray water connection once due to the low clearance. Thanks god only the gray was affected and it was empty....

What are the clearance heights now? Have they improved? I would love to stay with the FR family for my growing family but I need clearance w/o needing to buy lifters and risers and all that. Thanks, Pat
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Might want to look into a lift kit or if it is on springs and the axles are on top of the springs, you can add some spring perches to the top of the axles and mount the springs on top.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Yeah I would consider this if I had the trailer and found out after the fact. The 2306 works for now, just running out of room now that it is not just my wife and I. I AM upgrading and want it correct from the start without needing lifts. Overwise I will look for one already higher like many of the other trailers already are from the factory. Thanks for the reply!
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Might want to look into a lift kit or if it is on springs and the axles are on top of the springs, you can add some spring perches to the top of the axles and mount the springs on top.

That is what I would do.

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Old 11-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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I think the 2909 has the same torsion axcel like mine. So the spring over would not work.
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See my post on Rockwood wheel clearance.......same problem except with stab jacks on our 3006W. I gained 3" total additional clearance with axle spacer kits from Dexter and new "D" load range tires.
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