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Old 03-21-2016, 08:56 PM   #15
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Lift or Lower blocks are sometimes used between the spring and the axle, and sometimes sub frames are needed for a larger lift.
My Jayco has 3 spring hanger bolt holes to raise/lower 5er
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:49 AM   #16
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Picture shows that I moved the axle to the bottom of the spring and installed the disc breaks.. bigggg difference in height and Stopping power Hal 2011 3500 ram 4x4 towing 2006 Landmark 36.5 Ft.
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:11 AM   #17
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Level Fifth Wheel

Hope I get the picture in this one
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:47 AM   #18
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Question about disc brake conversion. Drum brakes use an electrical activation of the wheel magnets . Disc brakes are hydraulic, what device converts the electrical signal to brake fluid pressure. Hope this is not a dumb question

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:52 PM   #19
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Level fifth wheel for towing

Had same problem as Gary. I started with a simple axle flip and discovered that bearings and break shoes were bad. also found I beam frame is cracked in four locations, all where the wheels flex the frame on tight turns . Welded 3x6"x 6ft. angle to repair frame , reinstalled axles under springs and installed disc breaks . Gary might need the Mor Ryde setup which might give even more lift. Look at Pics , it's in the middle of the two springs and mounted to the frame .Original height on back was 16f" when I lowered the pin box to get clearance from Pu. to camper. Height is now 30" and I can actually slide the wheels to stop if I had to. Looks level to me sitting in the drive way . Total height is 13' 4" Good luck with yours . Hal 2011 3500 6.7 4x4 Towing 2006 Landmark 36.5 Ft.
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Disc Breaks

Here is break actuator mounted under hydrolics for slides and landing. gear . Hope that answers your Question Cliff .
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Get some smaller diameter truck tires.
Before you start jacking up the trl measure the ht you have now. If you put the track adjusta track on the trl it will bring ot up 2 " . You don't want to go over 13'.6'.

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Get some smaller diameter truck tires.
Before you start jacking up the trl measure the ht you have now. If you put the track adjusta track on the trl it will bring ot up 2 " . You don't want to go over 13'.6'.

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I just ordered the Correct Track, and 2" lift blocks for a 4" total lift. The next upgrade will be 16" tires, and wheels when mine wear out for another 1" to 2". I just did not want to spend $1200 on a sub frame when I could get upgrades to do the same thing.
The trailer height is 12' now.
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It is my understanding that the 6" plus clearance is from the bottom of the nose section to the top of the rails. It sounded like the OP might be trying to get that clearance from the pin box to the rails. Both of my trucks have had the pin box INSIDE the bed. Because I have an extended pin box, I do have the possibility of my pin box mounts making contact with the bed walls in a sharp turn. I am switching to an Andersen Ultimate hitch to have the ability to shorten the pin radius if needed.
Please correct me if I misunderstood the OP.
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reese sidewinder pin box and hitch
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Why do you need the cutouts on the frame flange that is visible?
Well, I guess I can see why you need them, but how did that come about?
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Hi wingnut 60 The cut outs are for tire clearance Just in case they bounce up that high.
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Ok I finished the Correct Track, Dexter Ez Flex, and 2" billet aluminum blocks with 9/16" ubolts.
I think it almost level towing now, and my height at the ac unit is 12'-5".

First pic is before the install.
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This after the install.
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