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Old 03-05-2020, 11:19 PM   #1
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Trick for un-flipping Lippert ez-flex shackle

Iíve had this happen to me 2 times now and this worked both times to get the flipped shackles back to the right position.

For those not familiar with this situation it concerns the Lippert ez-flex suspension
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on some Cedar Creek 5th wheels. It is on our 2016 33IK. If you lift the tires on both sides of the RV off the ground at the same time one of the shackle pairs will flip upside down. Mine has been the rear axle on both occasions. As a side note, after the first time I knew not to lift both sides off the ground but the second time happened when I hit Ďauto-levelí and the unit had a hitch in its get along and raised both sides off the ground.

Iíve read threads about the hassle some have gone thru to get the shackles flipped from multiple jacks on both sides to crowbars, etc.

This is what worked for me both times. I took 4x4s and built a stair step to at least 6Ē - 8Ē tall in front of the front axle tire on both sides. You want the ramp length to be short enough that the back axle tires do not start climbing the ramp. I then pull the RV onto the ramp. Once the front axle (independence from the rear axle) rises high enough it will cause the ez-flex bracket the shackles connect to to come forward and up high enough to flip the rear shackle back into place.

Hope this never happens to you but try this method if it does...
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