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Old 03-13-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Your TT clearance

I am curious about other folk TT's and the clearance from ground to frame.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:16 AM   #2
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The distance between the ground and the bottom of the axle (lowest clearance level from ground) sounds more important. Two identical TT of identical loaded weight with different tire sizes will have different ground clearances from obstructions. Skirting hangs over the frame and in most cases is above the axle.
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Mine's pretty low because of the independent suspension torsion axles. I actually wish it was higher...
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The distance between the ground and the bottom of the axle (lowest clearance level from ground) sounds more important.
Not necessarily - if you have 2 trailers of the same length, axles placed in the same place (same distance from tongue and rear of trailer) and one trailer frame was lower to the ground than the other (axles flipped vs not flipped), when going into or out of an angled driveway, the lower one could drag, whilst the higher one may not.

My toy haulers axle are towards the rear of the trailer and the frame is 24 inches off the ground.
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Just wondering, I am really pleased with our clearance on our new TT. Some people talk about flipping the axles, but I have no need. I have seen the same TT much lower than ours, and I mean lower! Why is that? Materials on hand during the build? Etc.
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Just wondering, I am really pleased with our clearance on our new TT. Some people talk about flipping the axles, but I have no need. I have seen the same TT much lower than ours, and I mean lower! Why is that? Materials on hand during the build? Etc.
Each manufacturer builds differently. Different springs make the trailer ride higher or lower. Spring pads between springs and axles mounted over springs will drop trailer. Some models have the option of soft ride springs and I believe they are longer, softer springs.

I have plenty of clearance with the axles being on top of the springs. If I were to flip the axles for more clearance, I would need another step to get into the trailer and the angle of the ramp to load toys would be steeper.
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