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Old 07-29-2015, 05:52 PM   #11
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What's involved with the lift kit? Are they adding blocks and longer shackles?
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:36 AM   #12
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Would you mind posting a picture of the suspension of that side?
you mean the door side that does not have the issue?

I can once i get the trailer back, but ill tell you there is 3x+ clearance on that side vs what you see in the pic's
this is all due to the slide out dinette not having a hump/ big enough hump for the tire to be there.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:39 AM   #13
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What's involved with the lift kit? Are they adding blocks and longer shackles?
Its a Torflex #10 axle, so just spacer blocks, it wont take long to do, see the instructions in the link below

http://http://www.dexteraxle.com/i/u/6149609/f/Instruction_Sheets/059-886-00_Torflex_Lift_Kit.pdf
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:24 AM   #14
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I wonder how high the step will be when complete? And will FR send you a dual folding step to compensate?
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:24 AM   #15
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Its a Torflex #10 axle, so just spacer blocks, it wont take long to do, see the instructions in the link below

http://http://www.dexteraxle.com/i/u/6149609/f/Instruction_Sheets/059-886-00_Torflex_Lift_Kit.pdf
Just wondered. It sure appears easier than flipping an axle.
I see a lot of trailers out there with, what appears to be, limited clearance between the tire and the trailer's wheel well. But it appears that way, I don't go measure.
Good luck in getting it fixed.....
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:43 AM   #16
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I wonder how high the step will be when complete? And will FR send you a dual folding step to compensate?
single step intended for entry that is 12-18 inches, double step is for 18-24
not sure where mine is at but it will be 3 inches higher when its done... who knows
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:11 AM   #17
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I totally get the principle aspect of this. But personally, I do not want any dealership flunky touching my pop up. I would just as well do it myself.

If I could get the factory to send me a part to fix it, then I would be half happy for the half ***** customer service.

Good luck and please post a few pics of the install. Other members may find it helpful.

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Ours is a single and it's already to high, well I'm ok with it but for wife and kids it can be a pretty big step...just wondering what this will do if I decide to go that route someday.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:16 AM   #19
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I had a similar issue with my Windjammer. Seems there were a number of trailers that left the factory with the wrong model axle installed. I had about 3/4 inch clearance which caused one of the tires to eventually fail due to rubbing on the fender well. Forest River replaced the axles with ones with a longer mounting bracket and had to repair the damage to the fender wells. They also replaced all four of the tires. Dexter recommends a minimum of 3 inches of clearance to allow for axle flexing when the trailer hits bumps. Forest River eventually had a recall for this issue.
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I had a similar issue with my Windjammer. Seems there were a number of trailers that left the factory with the wrong model axle installed. I had about 3/4 inch clearance which caused one of the tires to eventually fail due to rubbing on the fender well. Forest River replaced the axles with ones with a longer mounting bracket and had to repair the damage to the fender wells. They also replaced all four of the tires. Dexter recommends a minimum of 3 inches of clearance to allow for axle flexing when the trailer hits bumps. Forest River eventually had a recall for this issue.
all of that I stated to the Forrest River rep, he claims that FR only needs 2 inches not 3, and that mine having less than 1 is adequate, thus nullifying his comment about it needing 2 inches, let alone 3 as the axle manufacture requires.

once i get the part, ill do before and after, along with a write up complaint to the NHTSA and get the local news to do an " on your side" story and really pressure them to do the right thing, not just for me but for everybody. I don't want go to the extent of the GM ignition switch investigation, but how much damage has been done, and has anyone been hurt? all because a few mistakes were made, or a large compnay tried to save a buck or two
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