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Old 02-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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anyone know about axle risers?

I have a 2004 Grand Surveyor and I have heard they make factory axle risers that can be installed to give 3" lift to my trailer. I have called 3 different dealers/service centers and they can't seem to find out anything about them. Can someone guide me to where I need to call?
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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This has been discussed before on the forum. Does the Grand Surveyor have torflex axles?

I believe that the lift kit for torflex axles is from Dexter. Here's a link to their installation instructions... http://dexteraxle.com/i/u/6149609/f/...x_Lift_Kit.pdf

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Old 02-25-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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This has been discussed before on the forum. Does the Grand Surveyor have torflex axles?

I believe that the lift kit for torflex axles is from Dexter. Here's a link to their installation instructions... http://dexteraxle.com/i/u/6149609/f/...x_Lift_Kit.pdf

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Thanks Dave, Can you tell me where I can call to order them? The installation looks like it is exactly what I need. Thanks, Greg
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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Here's another install... riser kit / lift kit

You should be able to order the kit from Dexter. Here's the link... Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Torflex Lift Kit

I think you'll need the know the horizontal and vertical hole spacing on your existing axle mount to get the correct lift kit.

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I just crawled under my camper to get some numbers off the axles, and I found out they are Al-Ko not Dexter. Any info on them?
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From what I can see from the Dexter installation instructions, the Al-Ko axles are mounted the same. I think the lift kit will work with either axle...a call to Dexter would tell you for sure.

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I also have a question about axle risers. I posted on a tech forum, but haven't received any kind of reply...I did specifically name another poster who had experience, but as the first spring trip nears, I'm feeling a bit panicky. How much clearance should there be between the tires and the deck of the wheel well above the tires? I have seen both 2" and 3" listed, but we have only 1 1/4" on the slide side and 1 3/4" on the curb side of our V Lite. There is no sign of wear on the wheel well, but I don't know if the trailer has always been this low to the tires, or if that is the result of multiple trips and the wear and tear of travel. BTW, the V Lite is a 30' FKSS with Al-KO torsion-flex axles. Any advice will be appreciated VERY much!
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Do you see any evidence of tire rub on the top of the wheel well? If you do, you probably don't have enough clearance and should consider the riser kit.

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I also have a question about axle risers. I posted on a tech forum, but haven't received any kind of reply...I did specifically name another poster who had experience, but as the first spring trip nears, I'm feeling a bit panicky. How much clearance should there be between the tires and the deck of the wheel well above the tires? I have seen both 2" and 3" listed, but we have only 1 1/4" on the slide side and 1 3/4" on the curb side of our V Lite. There is no sign of wear on the wheel well, but I don't know if the trailer has always been this low to the tires, or if that is the result of multiple trips and the wear and tear of travel. BTW, the V Lite is a 30' FKSS with Al-KO torsion-flex axles. Any advice will be appreciated VERY much!
You should probably have almost 3 inchs between the top of the tire and the plastic liner on the wheel well. I had just enough room to get two fingers in there - about 1 to 1.5 inches, and the dealer said that wasn't enough room. After he installed the lift kit, I could put my entire fist between the tires and the wheel well lining...maybe 3 inches or a little more. Problem is, even if it doesn't rub under "normal" conditions, if you drive on roads that are particularly rough, and the trailer bounces quite a bit, you can get some intermittent rubbing.

Your 2012 C lite is basically the same trailer as our 2014 Windjammer, but I wasn't aware that the 2012's had a problem.

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Thank you SO much Capt. Mike! I thought that is what I had read regarding clearance, but couldn't find it anywhere once we had measured our clearance. Now I have some concrete information to take to our dealer and hopefully he can order the lift kit for us. We didn't think we had the problem with the 2012 either...until we measured the clearance. As there hasn't been any noticeable rubbing yet, we thought maybe the clearance was okay, but I kept remembering having read that there should be 2" to 3"...like your Windjammer, our V Lite clearances are less than 2" on all four tires...1.25 to 1.75 inches. Do you, by any chance, know if you have Al-KO axles or Dexter axles and if your dealer used a Dexter lift kit? Thank you again for your help!!!
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