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Old 08-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Getting ready to custom order a 2013 228. One of the options is a 2" lift kit. Even though I tow with a F-150 pick-up,
I am wondering if there may be some value to having the hitch a bit higher on the TT ??? Any thoughts on this ???
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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I've got a 2013 228 without the lift kit. The bottom of the frame is about 17 to 18 inches off the ground. Unless you're going off the beaten path on rough roads, I'd think twice about the lift kit (unless it's inexpensive).
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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Do you have a need for the lift kit? IE a steep driveway, or something similar. If you are asking you probably do not need it. If not, I would not recommend a lift kit for two reasons. 1st getting in and out of the trailer is a bit more difficult especially if you have to utilize a block or two on the curb side of the trailer to level out. 2nd 2 more inches of elevation adds about 1.3 cu ft of frontal area above the TV. This increased frontal area will create more wind resistance causing additional drop in fuel economy.
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Thanks Jagiven and Michnern for your responses. I have taken them into consideration.
I have no need for the lift kit but didn't know if I was missing some sort of advantage.
Seems to me I would go backwards and not forwards.

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The only other reason you may want to consider the lift kit is the height of the drains for the grey/ black tanks. You can't get a decent size " blue buddy" under the drain pipe without digging a hole, at least that's a problem on our 19h. In fact we raised the 19h, it helped but still have to dig. Larry
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:56 AM   #6
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Here's hoping you go ahead with the purchase of the 228 Wolverine. We have a 2012 228 and have spent as much of the summer as possible in ours. I have to 2" lift kit and it makes a difference with driveways at home as well as at the gas station, etc. Plus it allows more clearance for the grey and black tanks to dump. Also with my 2011 Explorer I do not need as much drop on the shank to get the trailer level. With the tow vehicle sitting higher you can have the trailer raised as well. Please feel free to join the Jay Feather 228 group. It is located under the community drop down menu above and click on groups. Michnern please feel free to join in as well. Ryan
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I was hoping Ry would stop in with his expertise on the subject. Based on Ry's info I know if I were to have to keep mine at my home, I'd need the lift otherwise risk losing some plumbing under the trailer getting up the incline of my drive. But luckily I have a nice level pad at my father in law's that I didn't have to have it. My dealer never even spoke to me about it when I ordered my 228, was supposed to be a 2012 but due to dealer errors we ended up with the 2013. Any questions feel free to ask... love to share any knowledge I have picked up along the way.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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We just decided to ight that the 228 is the coach for us. I still am considering the 2" lift because I have the driveway issue. Did not know there was a club, glad to hear it and would love to join. I plan on ordering mine in the next few weeks. I am selling my 19H this weekend outright.

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The 228 is a great trailer. We love ours. We don't have the 2" lift on ours and back it up onto a fairly steep front driveway with no problems.
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Wolverine Congrats on the decision to purchase a 228, I'm sure you will enjoy it, so far all of us in the 228 Owners group are happy with ours from the posts we have shared. If anything comes up feel free to drop us a line, we all love to talk about our 228s.
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