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Old 03-10-2019, 03:06 PM   #1
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Lift for 1988 Escaper

I'm pulling a 1988 Escaper 5th wheel with my stock height 1999 F250. With 4-5" clearance between the trailer and the top of my side rails the back of the trailer is maybe 14" off of the ground. While pulling into off road camp sites I always drag the back bumper and last year I came about 1/2" from the camper hitting my side rails/tailgate.

I'd love a 6" lift, though that's probably not available and is questionable for safety. Al-Ko axles don't seem to have any lift kits specifically for them.

Any advice?

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You'd have to build a subframe and have it welded in..... that's why, after raising pin box as high as I could, I lowered my truck....
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:16 AM   #3
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I thought I'd share what I did:

I searched for lift kits and found what Dexter axles would use. I noticed that their lift has a C-Channel style spacer. It looks like 3/16" thick.

I decided to use 1/4" tube steel and welded it to the frame, figuring that it would exceed the strength of the Dexter kit. I bored some holes for the axle bolts and reassembled.

I also added a hitch on the back for double towing. I've taken a few fishing and 4-wheeling trips and love it! It's amazing what the extra few inches can do.
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