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Old 01-18-2016, 12:42 AM   #1
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Axle Flip

I'm thinking about installing my axles below the springs. I'm wondering how it will tow realizing the higher center of gravity 6 in. shouldn't be much difference . any feed back appreciated .Thanks Hal 2006 Landmark 36.5 "
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Seems if you move the axle to the top of the springs you will lower the trailers center of gravity, will probably tow better. once you get the hitch adjusted for a level pull.

Now if you are actually moving the axle from over the springs to under the springs, yes it will increase your height and center of gravity. tow much different? maybe maybe not, why are you thinking of doing the axle flip? Is the trailer currently nose high when hitched up?
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What is reason for axle flip?

5vr towing nose high, not enough bed rail clearance etc.

I didn't have to do an axle flip....was able to raise 5vr using adjustment holes in spring shackles.
5vr tows level and really stable.

Overall height is 13'4"
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Definitely nose high, pulling it with 2011 Ram 4x4 that's why I'm putting the axle below the spring , there is a 10" difference from front to back Will look at spring shackles again to check for adjustment thanks for the heads up Hal
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Do the swap it will only help, and you may still need lift blocks for a level tow.
Is the truck one ton or 3/4? The one tons I know have a "spacer" at bottom of the spring pack that can be removed. It will lower the rear of the truck about 1" if I recall.

Another option could be an increase in tire diameter, if there is enough space between tires, and clearances to trailer components.

If you need blocks to gain a level tow with 6"+ of bed rail clearance, they are different from automotive, most auto blocks are 2" wide and trailer springs are 1 3/4". There is a company in Canada that makes some for trailers.

Good luck, and a level tow will tow better.
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You are going to move the perch's on the axle and not actually flip them over, right ?
They have a camber ( bend ) in them.
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My toyhauler is 39' long and came with the axles below the springs. Hwight is 13'2" and it tows fine.



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My toyhauler is 39' long and came with the axles below the springs. Hwight is 13'2" and it tows fine.



Is that a crack in the weld on the spring hanger ?
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I'm thinking about installing my axles below the springs. I'm wondering how it will tow realizing the higher center of gravity 6 in. shouldn't be much difference . any feed back appreciated .Thanks Hal 2006 Landmark 36.5 "
I did this with my 27' TT to level it out. My adjustable hitch just would not go any lower.
I bought a kit from Etrailer which made it an easy driveway project. The kit included the axle saddles and u-bolts so that the axles could be left in the original orientation. I did not notice any ill effects in towing by doing this.
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Maximum trailer heights are pretty standard in all states. Normally somewhere from 13'6" to 14'.

Here is a reference for all states. There are exceptions, DC is 13'.

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I did this on our 30' Damon. Nose was way to high originally. It made a big difference in towing. Way more stable at high speeds. Had to re-weld the shock mounts as well.
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I used the dexter kit to flip mine on a 35' Holiday Rambler Presidential and never had a problem or even felt anything unusual. Did have to install and new flip down step to get one more step closer to the ground. I think my height ended up being 13'2" to the top of my low profile dometic penquin air conditioner shroud. I had dual A/c units.
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I flipped the axles on my old TT because it was just to low I though it actually towed a lot nicer with it being done



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Thank's for the info. Ran into bad problems. See ATT. Landmark Owners For the rest of the story.. Hal
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