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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 09:49:26 PM »
i may just have to try the ling longs
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 09:48:52 PM »
the purpose of the 4" drop was to put the axles under the leaf springs with out lifting the  the camper 6". it would only be a 2" lift with the 4" drop axles.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by fabr on May 13, 2018, 06:59:01 PM »
Instead of buying drop axles you could just add a section of 4" x?  tube to the frame and remount the hangers. IMO,that would be a much better option.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by fabr on May 13, 2018, 06:56:49 PM »
Just buy the LingLongs and never again worry about your tires-ever.   LingLong F835 235/85-16  14 ply rating.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 06:03:50 PM »
i have thought about buying another one but this one is paid for! it def needs atleast 2" more ground clearence as i have ripped of 3 sets of stabilizer scissor jacks in my yard and a driveway in great bend kansas and the filling station in hot lava springs id lol there are literally pieces of my th'er across the US lol   i really think 4" drop axles under the leaf springs will get the job done. probably have to still put atleast 3" tall wheel wells in even for that.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 05:28:04 PM »
st tires.....found 2 companies that actually rate them for 75 mph.   if i have to flip the axle it will go to stronger axles for sure. if i do all this i want the larger wheels for all things considered.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by fabr on May 13, 2018, 10:57:09 AM »
Up the axle rating. Make sure the inflated diameter of the tires you will use before deciding on relocating any hangers. Upping the spring rate will make for a lot more roughness to the ride of the trailer if not needed to carry the load. What tires are you planning on running? LT's or ST's? IMO almost all ST's are junk with a few exceptions in the higher ratings. Price has almost zero to do with the tires quality for the most part.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 10:35:46 AM »
i cannot find that article in the faq section on dexters site now. they changed somethings and looks like a  fair portion of there faq section is just gone. i can say right now i only have maybe at the most 3" between the tires now. interesting thing was i emailed dexter asking about drop axles on trailers and also etrailer. dexter never replied and etrailer had to go ask someone 4 diff times and still never gave a def yes or no lol.  but no matter how you look at it, the axles on this unit weren't right from forest river however there is no warranty anymore as it's a 2012 model.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 09:53:10 AM »
what i have now are 5200 lb dexter axles. lci (lippert) bought dexter a while ago but i planned on sticking with dexter. i know i can go to 6k lb axles and re use my brakes. now according to dexter, there needs to be a min of 1" clearance between the tires which i would have going to the larger wheel. not sure how comfortable i would be with that but the alternative would be to cut the front and rear perch off and move them to install longer leaf springs as the larger wheels are suppose to have. according to etailer there is suppose to be 4" between them. https://www.etrailer.com/question-163957.html  that's no big deal and i can make a small jig to capture those locations re using the center location. won't be fun and will take a bit of time and i know i will need to check the alignment after words. there is a company in town that does alignments on big and small trailers, they cold bend the axles last i knew. there alignment kits you can add to the perches but they lift it 2" and i'm not wanting to go up any higher lol   the simple thing to do would be to put 4 to 5" tall wheel wells in, go with 6k lb straight axles ( on top the leaf spring) and check clearance between tires.  i know i don't currently have an alignment issue as the original tires lasted 5 years. my only thought was if i was going to go drop axles and move everything for max clearance to floor, frame etc etc then i would just go to the 6k's for peace of mind.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by fabr on May 13, 2018, 08:51:40 AM »
I have had drop axles on several trailers . Some have been flipped up and some down. No reason at all not to use them. Just be sure the perches are welded on correctly or there can be wheel alignment issues though. Not all axles are created equal. FWIW,I'd stay with Dexter.
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