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Old 02-10-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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I'm posting for a buddy who just bought a 08 Chevy 4x2 longbed crew cab. His bed height at the tail gate is 57". With 1500 pounds in the bed it drops 3". He wants to buy a Jayco Eagle light 31.5 FBHS. Level, the front of the fiver is 54" I'm like no biggie, flip the axles. Not owning a 5ver however I just want to ask if I'm missing some other way to get at least 6" clearance between the two? Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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I'm posting for a buddy who just bought a 08 Chevy 4x2 longbed crew cab. His bed height at the tail gate is 57". With 1500 pounds in the bed it drops 3". He wants to buy a Jayco Eagle light 31.5 FBHS. Level, the front of the fiver is 54" I'm like no biggie, flip the axles. Not owning a 5ver however I just want to ask if I'm missing some other way to get at least 6" clearance between the two? Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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Axle flipping is sort of the last resort to me. 6 inches is considered the minimum necessary to prevent damage. other options are simply raising the springs in the spring hangers. Many trailers offer this now days.
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The Jayco I used to own had jack plates on the axles in order to raise the unit rather than flipping the axles. Have him see if the unit he wants to buy comes with the plates and if not see if he can order it with them.

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Old 05-03-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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Just curious about this, if he has 57 inches height on the bed rails and 54 inch heicht on the trailer he would need a trailer height of 63 inches to get 6 inches clearance. A difference of 11 inches. Would you subtract the 3 inches the truck settles to make a total of 8 inches of additional height needed for the trailer or does the trailer have to be raised 11 inches.
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"Flipping the axles" will usually net about 4.5". I think you've subtracted wrong, 57-54=3, he only needs 3 more inches. What is the truck model #? My 02 Chev K3500 isn't that high. Stock, my 5er sits about 3" front high when attached, however, it's also 40' long.
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