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Old 06-24-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Axle Flip question

So I am considering doing the axle flip on my 261BHXL. I've researched enough, I understand how to do it, I can weld myself so putting the new brackets on is no big deal for me. I originally had questions about the stability of the trailer while towing afterwards, but it looks like everyone who has done it has had no issues. My only area of concern is the stabilizer jacks. I have the Lippert power jacks. I assume I would need to build brackets to lower them by the amount that the trailer will be lifted. Thoughts?
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:47 AM   #2
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No real need to move the jacks.

Just make some of these.

2X10, 2X8 what ever size you want.

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Old 06-24-2016, 09:50 AM   #3
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Neat idea Ford do you put a pad under the X block?
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Nope.

If the ground was soft I might but every place I have been the ground is so hard I can not drive in the spikes for my patio mat.....
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:07 PM   #5
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I assume I would need to build brackets to lower them by the amount that the trailer will be lifted. Thoughts?
That would defeat the purpose of flipping the axle for extra clearance wouldn't it?
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Probably trying to get trailer level for towing.....
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So I am considering doing the axle flip on my 261BHXL. I've researched enough, I understand how to do it, I can weld myself so putting the new brackets on is no big deal for me. I originally had questions about the stability of the trailer while towing afterwards, but it looks like everyone who has done it has had no issues. My only area of concern is the stabilizer jacks. I have the Lippert power jacks. I assume I would need to build brackets to lower them by the amount that the trailer will be lifted. Thoughts?

My Wildwood is SOA from the factory with 205/75/15 tires and has lippert power stabilizer jacks (pretty sure they only come in one model). They have no problem reaching my 2x8 pieces of wood, though it does take a while they are slooooow.
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We've found the straighter they are the better they work....some leave the front an inch low, then deploy stabs, raise front....have added a power stab. in front of front axle also

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We've found the straighter they are the better they work....some leave the front an inch low, then deploy stabs, raise front....have added a power stab. in front of front axle also.
You should only lower the rear stabs and then raise the front IF the rear stab legs are reinforced. I believe Herk found out strictly by accident that it will bend the legs.
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I'll agin go stand in the corner......

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