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Old 11-25-2013, 06:11 AM   #11
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Give this a try.. Great space saver to.
Easy Stabilizing project Completed
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:44 AM   #12
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I did this to my rockwood 2316g. I had a shop put a sprung over 5100 pound axel under it that gave it 5" lift and added new springs for a additional 3" lift all to clear 33/12.5/15" tires. They welded on fifth wheel stabilizer jacks to all 4 corners and a large tire under the tongue jack. It tow's great has a little drag because of the large tires but ok. The tongue tow height sits at 27" of the ground to sit level. Oh also they reinforced the frame for the tires to...
You can always have the shop add a dropped tongue to get the hitch back to the normal 18"-20" height.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:02 AM   #13
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2013 Windjammer 3006WK with a new riser kit installed. Prior to, the distance between the top of the tire and the wheel well was about a finger. This is much better, but I have yet to tow it with the new kit installed.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #14
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Well I did the "axle flip". I also added 4 spring leafs, from the stock 3, and I put 14" tires on. I got a total of 5.5" to 6" of rise. I had to add new stabilizer jacks, and I had to put a new double step on. The 2" ball mount is now 26" off the ground to tow level. I have not towed it yet, as it's still snowing and cold here. Now I need to find a new place for my BAL tire leveler.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:02 PM   #15
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Mine has about 4.5" of lift, and I'm running 215x70 15 tires. So far, have not dragged it on anyplace I have taken it; I have taken into some hard to reach places.
Dealer did the flip, added the longer stabilizers, dual tanks and batteries. Also installed a set of 205x75 14 ST tires. However, after multiple flats due to sharp rocks when taken off the beaten path, I went up to the 215x70 15 Yokohama tires which exceed the required weight limit of the trailer when fully loaded (and I never fully load it).
The Yokohamas track very well, and even with a 50 mph cross-winds, there is little to no sway in the trailer.

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Old 03-02-2015, 02:19 PM   #16
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After bending a stab jack going over a rough road (and thinking we'd missed that rock!), we had our dealer raise our Rockwood HW 276, and since then have had no trouble. (I know this message is late to the dance, but thought I'd chime in anyway.) When we get a TT at the end of this camping season, we'll have it raised, too, 'cause those roads aren't getting any smoother. Whether we have the dealer or our "RV guy" raise the TT will depend on where we get it.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:11 AM   #17
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Having another 4-5" of height would be great. As it is now, I am in the market for a 9" drop shank. The new TV is too high and I need to drop it down. It would be great if I could raise the pop up. that however seems a bit more expensive. I also do now have leaf springs. I think I would have to block the axle some how.

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Old 03-29-2015, 09:50 AM   #18
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I ended up capturing a bit of the details with my frame raising at Raising Your Frame | Popup Camping 101 if anyone is interested.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:02 AM   #19
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You also gain some more lift, that includes the axle, if you go to bigger tires. I gained, basically, another 1.5" of lift when I increased tire size by an overall diameter of 2.9 inches.
Stock tires: 175x80 13 24" Dia
Dealer installed larger tires: 205x75 14 26.1" Dia
My installed tires: 215x70 15 26.9" Dia
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:08 AM   #20
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Steamboatscott's pix were interesting - I didn't know that about "flipping the axle." Our unit doesn't have springs, so we have to do it the other way. And we did, because we mangled a stab jack on the roads where we camp. We plan to have it done straightaway on our next unit.
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