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Old 03-27-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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Flipping Axels ??

Why would anyone "flip" the axles on a 5er ??

Pros, cons ??

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If you have a lifted vehicle, sometimes it's required to get the trailer up higher since it's much tougher to buy a lowered hitch like you can on a tongue pull. However, the proper way to do it isn't just to "flip" the axles, but rather weld new perches on the top of the axles.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:36 PM   #3
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Hey Caleb,
Thnx for the reply.
We are hooked with a Curt 20k.Q5 slider But we are so low to the ground with back bumper of the 5er...I think we will be scraping bottom a lot if not very careful. Seems to be very little clearance at the rear bumper
This pretty much cancels out any boon docking thoughts. We need level ground at this point ....
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In that case, you could flip the axles (or have your dealer do it if you're not comfortable with welding on new perches) to gain the additional clearance. You may need to get a hitch that's raised if you're currently sitting level. If you're already higher than level at the hitch, then the flip would solve (or help solve) both issues.
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Also, there isn't really any cons to doing a proper flip if that's the setup you need to make your trailer ride correctly other than the higher center of gravity.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:13 PM   #6
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Thnx Caleb
Greatly appreciate your help with this. We are so new. Asking for all the advice we get in many areas before we "hit the road" once this snow melts. Sadly won't be anytime soon I'm afraid

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Old 03-27-2011, 05:24 PM   #7
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the key word would be "properly." i'm assuming that u mean from over the spring to under. i did that with my last trailer because the trailer would hit the bed of the truck. the arch in the axel was bowed the wrong way after i finished. in other words, mine wasn't the proper way. didn't have any stability issues.
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