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Old 08-16-2010, 07:32 PM   #11
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Flipping axles

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Flipping axles doesn't mean anything and doesn't work on a Surveyor. There are no shackles and springs. The axle is mounted right up against the frame. That is why they sit lower than most trailers. The axles are torsion axles. There is nothing to flip.
I don't know what the trailer shop did but I have a sealed bottom with torsion axles on the '07 GST280 and the "job" they did, and they said they flipped the axles, fixed the problem and raised the trailer from the wheels. The shop that did the job is a place that fabricates, fixes, modifies, and of course sells trailers.
Who knows?
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:45 PM   #12
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If the camper with torsion-style axles has to be raised, they add another length of square or rectangular steel tubing as a spacer between the camper frame and the axle mounts. Our Rockwood 8280WS already has two spacers from the factory, 1 - 2 x 2 and 1 - 2 x 5 lengths of steel tubing stacked on top of one another.

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Old 08-16-2010, 07:57 PM   #13
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Surveyor riser kit

I had the same problem with tail dragging my SV294. We had a surveyor 3" lift kit added by the dealer. Made a world of difference in the height. Had to adjust my hitch but it was worth it. It tows fine.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:15 AM   #14
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I don't know what the trailer shop did but I have a sealed bottom with torsion axles on the '07 GST280 and the "job" they did, and they said they flipped the axles, fixed the problem and raised the trailer from the wheels. The shop that did the job is a place that fabricates, fixes, modifies, and of course sells trailers.
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Pictures of the flipped axle would be great. I would like to see how they did that.
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If the camper with torsion-style axles has to be raised, they add another length of square or rectangular steel tubing as a spacer between the camper frame and the axle mounts. Our Rockwood 8280WS already has two spacers from the factory, 1 - 2 x 2 and 1 - 2 x 5 lengths of steel tubing stacked on top of one another.

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Exactly Dave. With leaf springs, you can change the axles to ride under the leaf spring rather than above it, gaining some height; flipping the brackets. With torsion axles, I believe the only solution is what Dave described; adding some steel between the frame and the axles. More like a spacer as there is no flipping involved.
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