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Old 07-30-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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Can I flip the axle?

Here is a picture of the axles on my camper? Can this axle be flipped (ie: move springs to top)?
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yes, but you may have to lengthen the brake wires. Should be a simple job. Search youtube for it, plenty of vids on line.
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Old 07-30-2016, 05:20 PM   #3
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New spring perches will need to be welded on top of axles



Axle flip info........
Steve & C. J.'s Web Site
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:14 PM   #4
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Check Etrailer.com for the flip kits. I believe its a no weld kit.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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Check Etrailer.com for the flip kits. I believe its a no weld kit.
x2. I used to think you needed to weld the spring perches until I saw that link in another thread.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:36 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'm going to order a kit and give it a try.
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Tenrag,
While you have it apart, may I suggest adding a wet bolt kit and even an upgraded equalizer like the Dexter EZ-Flex, or the Equivalent Mor/Ryde, I think it is the ARE4000, but I am not positive on this. Definitely do the wetbolt kit with the bronze spring bushings and the oversize link plates even if you don't want to do the equalizer upgrade.
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Hi Franka548, I'm a rookie at all this stuff so can you explain the benefit of the wet bolt kit and an upgraded equalizer? Thanks.
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Wet bolts are hollow and have a grease fitting so the bolts and bushings can be greased. Most trailers come with nylon bushings and wear out in as little as 10,000 miles. Bronze will last far longer.
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I've had to replace the bushings and side plates on a utility trailer at less than that. Gravel roads. The bolt holes on side plates will oval on lighter loads. On heavier loads photos of breakage have been posted.
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tenrag,
Sorry I missed your question, as the others have already said, the wet bolt kit replaces the plastic spring bushings with bronze bushings, the link plates are twice as thick as the standard ones and the bolts have a grease fitting in them and are drilled out to deliver grease to the spring bushings. The upgraded equalizer had a rubber bumper in them to give the trailer a smoother ride, things don't get bounced around as much inside the trailer while traveling. I put the Dexter EZ-Flex on my last 5er, my next door neighbor liked it well enough that he bought it for his 5er also, which I installed for him. I just did my current 5er this spring, have around 2500 miles on them and it has made a big difference on the things moving around inside.
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