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Old 05-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #21
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Axle Riser Kit

Surveyor offers an axle riser kit that can raise the trailer frame 3-3/4" off the axles without voiding any warranties. This axle riser kit only works with the torsion axles as the leaf spring suspensions can be flipped. Consult your local Surveyor dealer for this option.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:10 PM   #22
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dealer says they don't offer a "lift" kit. I will inquire again and call it an axle riser kit.

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Old 05-16-2012, 06:35 PM   #23
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Bikemann911...tell your dealer to look at the list of options available when ordering a new Surveyor. It's listed...I know because I had to turn it down because of height limitations where I store my trailer.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:37 PM   #24
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I would guess the dealer gets over $95/hr and I would guesstimate at least 6-8 hrs labor. Add to that, the cost of the kit, re-setting the hitch and you're talking some serious change

Nah. way too much.

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #25
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Nah. way too much.

If it takes a little investment to be able to enjoy your toys?..... Priceless

But don't be intimidated by this post.

Nah, not enough, just found out the dealer here charges $115/hr
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #26
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Nah, not enough, just found out the dealer here charges $115/hr
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:25 AM   #27
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It should not take the dealer that long to install the axle riser kit, it's a pretty simple process of jacking the trailer up and putting it on jack stands, unbolting the axles and bolting in the axle riser then bolting the axles back up. All in all I would guess maybe 2 hours of labor plus the parts which are just steal brackets. Hope this helps!
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It should not take the dealer that long to install the axle riser kit, it's a pretty simple process of jacking the trailer up and putting it on jack stands, unbolting the axles and bolting in the axle riser then bolting the axles back up. All in all I would guess maybe 2 hours of labor plus the parts which are just steal brackets. Hope this helps!
Don't forget another very important part and that is re-aligning the axles to make sure they are both straight with each other and aligned with the tongue so the trailer doesn't "dog track" and wear the tires out. Would go with my original estimate of 6-8 hrs to do it properly. I agree maybe 2-3hrs to just bolt the parts on.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #29
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Just got the camper back from the dealer. In the end, went with the axle riser kit, there's no room on the frame for drag wheels because the stablizer jacks are all the way at the back of the I beam. The conversation with the dealer went something like this ... who told you about the "lift kit"? "read about in Forest River Forum" "I'll call the manufacturer tomorrow"! Wow what a difference. Think I'll have to carry 4x4 blocks to make up the difference with the jacks, but overall I'm happy.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:27 PM   #30
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Any chance you can post up some before and after pics?


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