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Old 04-11-2021, 03:14 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by chrisj76 View Post
2021 Salem 29VBUD. I have no clue if a axel flip can be done. Would the dealer do that?
It's something you would have to ask them, typically you might get a mixed response as they are "dealers"

A better bet might be to search Yelp for RV Repair in your area, and call a few placed to see if they would flip the axel and the cost. It is fairly straight forward. But like bikendan said, you need to check and see for your model axel can be flipped..
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Old 04-11-2021, 04:12 PM   #22
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I have no clue if a axel flip can be done. Would the dealer do that?
I would stay away from a dealer... there are commercial spring repair shops... they often deal with truck springs... They can make whatever is necessary to accomplish this and would be the ONLY place I would trust to do it correctly.

Just search spring suspension shops in your area... find something like this...

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Old 04-11-2021, 04:52 PM   #23
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IF you have leaf spring suspension, you can move the axles from on top to below the axles IN THE SAME ORIENTATION, called flipping the axle. It requires a new set of axle mounts, bought as a pair per axle for that specific diameter axle. You would gain about 5”. A competent mechanic can do it. Many people do their own.
New larger tires and wheels would now fit and gain more clearance. Bumping an inch in wheel diameter and using larger tires gains you about 1” more. This is more costly.
My single axle flip cost me about $65 for the new axle mounts and $200 labor.
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:04 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
Unless the OP provides year, make and model number of trailer, we don't know whether it has torsion axles or conventional axles. Torsion axles can't be flipped.
2020 Coachman. Conventional axles with springs on top. When I buy a TT with springs on the bottom I have the dealer flip them before even leaving the lot. The first camper I bought was a 1966 Aristocrat that I picked up in 1968. Didn't take long to figure out how to achieve ground clearance.

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