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Old 10-03-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
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Jayco axles already flipped?

I'm looking to get a little more height out of my 2008 Jayco pop-up. I was going to do the basic moving of the leaf spring from under to over the axle.

However, I just checked it out before buying the Dexter over/under kit and the axle is already under the spring. Is that something Jayco started doing?

Anyway, what are my options at this point? Could I still get the Dexter kit with the longer U-bolts and use a spacer/etc. on top of the existing spring perch (which is already welded on the top of the axel)?

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Jayco axles already flipped?

Look for additional spring attachment holes. They can also be use to raise the height.
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If you do not have any spring perches like shown above, a welding shop could add some. Another option is to add blocks and new U-bolts to lift the PU. This is similar to what lifted 4x4s use.
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If you do not have any spring perches like shown above, a welding shop could add some. Another option is to add blocks and new U-bolts to lift the PU. This is similar to what lifted 4x4s use.


I will look tonight, thanks!
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I don't have the additional adjustment holes. I looked around for new blocks and U-Bolts but could not find any online at any trailer stores. I have a single leaf spring axle, 2 3/8 tube. Any idea where I could find a set? Or any other ideas rather than having something fabricated?

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I don't have the additional adjustment holes. I looked around for new blocks and U-Bolts but could not find any online at any trailer stores. I have a single leaf spring axle, 2 3/8 tube. Any idea where I could find a set? Or any other ideas rather than having something fabricated?
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Some possible suggestions:
1) Larger diameter tires - watch for clearance issues
2) Lift blocks between the axle spring perches and the springs
3) Skid plate under the rearmost 1/3 of the trailer
4) Longer shackle between the rear of the spring and the mounting bracket
5) re-check the front mounting bracket, you may be able to add the needed holes yourself.
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