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Old 05-02-2021, 06:10 PM   #1
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Torsion Axles...

My, new to me, 2017 Rockwood Mini Lite 2502KS sits very low to the ground. So low that I knocked off a stabilizer backing into my sloped driveway when I brought it home.

When I looked at various things that would effect ground clearance, I noticed that my torsion axles swing arms are horizontal. No down angle at all. Is this normal? I would think that they should be at a 22.5 or 45 degree down angle..

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My, new to me, 2017 Rockwood Mini Lite 2502KS sits very low to the ground. So low that I knocked off a stabilizer backing into my sloped driveway when I brought it home.

When I looked at various things that would effect ground clearance, I noticed that my torsion axles swing arms are horizontal. No down angle at all. Is this normal? I would think that they should be at a 22.5 or 45 degree down angle..

Your thoughts?
I would say that is the way it was built. To raise it any you would need to change the entire axles. With those torsion axles make sure you are towing the trailer completely level. if not there is no equalizing between the axles like on spring ride ones.
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Thanks David,
I'm going to have a lift kit installed, but that will only raise the body 2 5/8 inches. Maybe that'll get me in the driveway without scraping. If not, I may have to get higher profile tires too... If all fails, I guess I'll have to sell this trailer having never even actually even used it yet...... Argh!
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I don't know what your trailer uses, but there [i]are[i] adjustable torsion spring suspensions where the arm can be clocked to something other than 90 degrees.

Worth a look under there at least, before adding a lift kit.

That's a splined hole in the pic, though it's kind of hard to see. It's from a 7000 lb Flexride axle.

https://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index...0-%20FlexiRide
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Thanks Tom and Jeri,


But those are not applicable to my situation....
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