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Old 06-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Who here has raised/lifted their frame?

My Flagstaff dealer can flip the springs on my 228 to raise it 4". I'd appreciate the extra bumper clearance to clear ruts and such getting into dispersed sites. I'm curious who here has done this and how it turned out.

Also, I would likely get a two-step entry step installed and then need to get a 8" rise out of my ball mount bar (currently have a 4" rise on with standard height of trailer). I'd also have to get some pads for the stabilizer jacks and possibly the tongue jack to account for the extra 4" of clearance.

Anything else I should think of?
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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My Flagstaff dealer can flip the springs on my 228 to raise it 4". I'd appreciate the extra bumper clearance to clear ruts and such getting into dispersed sites. I'm curious who here has done this and how it turned out.

Also, I would likely get a two-step entry step installed and then need to get a 8" rise out of my ball mount bar (currently have a 4" rise on with standard height of trailer). I'd also have to get some pads for the stabilizer jacks and possibly the tongue jack to account for the extra 4" of clearance.

Anything else I should think of?
Not to throw cold water on the idea, but I would take it to a reputable trailer welding shop that has done this before. They are much better equipped to do the job and have the expertise.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Not to throw cold water on the idea, but I would take it to a reputable trailer welding shop that has done this before. They are much better equipped to do the job and have the expertise.
Why? All they will do is go from over slung to under slung, the axles have locating pads top and bottom not a tough job.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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Why? All they will do is go from over slung to under slung, the axles have locating pads top and bottom not a tough job.
Don't know the particular axle on OP's trailer, but I've never seen mounting pads on top and bottom. If they only have pads for under slung springs, then they will have to add new pads or r & r the ones on the axle.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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They'll probably just use an over under kit from Dexter and tack weld the seats to the top of the tube. A couple of hours work with the right tools. It should add 5", not four. That's what every one that I've seen got from flipping the axle.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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I have a 228. I'm debating doing the same. The manufacturer put ST185's on instead of the ST175's as the 175's don't have the load capacity, but in turn I rub on large bumps. I want to out the spring over the axle also and put 14" tires on. Just wondering if the trailer will tow different or sway. I have no problems towing now.
I just new to weld new axle perches on and move the axle to below the springs. Not a large job. Will the stabilizer jacks reach the ground with the lift?
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:34 AM   #7
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It may tow a little differently, and you will have to change your hitch height.
The stabilizers may not reach...
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:42 AM   #9
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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. All of this added about 600 pound to the trailer weight though that is the reason for the bigger axel. Click image for larger version

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So it's a lot more the just flipping the spring mounts, you also need to look at the wheel bearings, will they take to stress of the bigger tires and can the frame handle the added pressure. Add my mistake was the hitch height I need to lower mine some how. Just to high you need a truck with a 6" lift and a 4" drop hitch flipped just to tow level. Any thoughts on how to fix this I would appreciate it, thank you.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:58 AM   #10
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I had a 30' camper trailer that set entirely too low. I had the axles flipped at a utility trailer (build) shop, where they had all the needed equipment to keep them aligned as the welded the new plates. Loved the results and never had any trouble from the flip.
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