Originally Posted by Doboy Dawg
That is why I added the box tubing across the frame. The frame is stronger now. I could have real simply just welded the axle flanges to be he frame and accomplished the lift, but the way I'm doing it the factory axles can be replaced by unbolting them and bolting in new ones.
Originally Posted by rodandmir
I have the same setup my X213, but the frame is pressed steel C section so I did not want to weld on it.
I dropped the axles by 5 inch by adding a plate to the outside of the mounting plate and sandwiching the mount to the frame.
No more scraping now, and easy sewer hookups. I still have to install the double steps I had to buy.
That reply was from my so called smart phone, so much from auto spell correct. My frame is stamped pressed steel also. I researched the lift extensively before starting it. I wanted to use blocks but the way the axle mounting flanges are made and frame construction made that option difficult. If the frame would have been made like normal travel trailer frames I would have welded axle hangers and put leaf springs with new axles under the camper. Due to the "pressed steel C channel" construction and the outside flange mounts of the torsion axles I decided to relocate the axle by welding a sub frame to the frame along with additional cross member support.
This is my version of a lift for my camper and I'm simply posting it, (for informational purposes only), as an alternative to what Jayco offers as a lift for my camper; which is none.
I will bet the camper and my tow vehicle that my frame will be stronger than the original Jayco frame. It will also have a actual rear bumper attached to the frame.