Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2018, 01:50 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 4
Lifting a XLR HL 29HFS by placing the axle below the leaf springs for better clearance

I'm thinking about lifting my XLR HL 29HFS by placing the axel below the leaf springs. I'm wondering if anyone has advice on the pros and cons/ side effects.
The main reason for doing the move is to gain more clearance for the plumbing and to be able to get into better camp spots without ripping off stabilizer jacks or getting hung up on the tail. I've watched some videos on how to do it on other travel trailers and think I can handle the process. Mostly curious about how the TT will handle on the road after being lifted by ~5 inches. Also wondering about how to add another step on my entrances.
__________________

jlittfin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2018, 07:23 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
SeaDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Idaho
Posts: 7,016
that is not an uncommon mod with rigs around my neck of the woods to get the clearance for hunting camp and backwoods camping. I have not heard of any handling problems, does require a larger block of wood under the tongue jack.
__________________

__________________
Retired Navy
Jake my sidekick (yellow Lab)
2017 RAM 2500 CC 4X4 Cummins Diesel
2016 Flagstaff 26 FKWS
AF&AM & El Korah Shrine of Idaho
SeaDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2018, 11:49 AM   #3
Member
 
rebel29144's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlittfin View Post
I'm thinking about lifting my XLR HL 29HFS by placing the axel below the leaf springs. I'm wondering if anyone has advice on the pros and cons/ side effects.
The main reason for doing the move is to gain more clearance for the plumbing and to be able to get into better camp spots without ripping off stabilizer jacks or getting hung up on the tail. I've watched some videos on how to do it on other travel trailers and think I can handle the process. Mostly curious about how the TT will handle on the road after being lifted by ~5 inches. Also wondering about how to add another step on my entrances.
I Just put SaveAJack Jack savers on mine, hopefully this can solve some problems
rebel29144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2018, 05:51 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 192
A possible con, depends on how you use it...my stock height 29HFS has a fairly steep ramp angle which can make loading a bike difficult (remedies/workarounds have been discussed many times on threads). Raising the frame will make this worse. Without knowing how you use this I have no idea if this will be a problem for you or not.
DennisTD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lift, xlr

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.


×