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Old 09-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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poor ground clearance

I have a 2012 Swift 145RB with extremley low ground clearance and dropped spindles on the axle just wonder if anyone flipped the axle( converted these over to the underside of the spring).
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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WE have a 2012 184 which is also very low, I noticed a 2013 at the dealers and it has much more ground clearance than ours. not sure how that was done, but I would be interested in raising ours a bit if it was not a huge job.......happy camping!
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:37 AM   #3
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Thanks I know Dexter axles sells a mod kit too flip the axle, to go from over to under the spring and I have asked Jayco if this would void the warranty but I have not heard back from them yet. This should lift 3 to 4 inches .
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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Just as an fyi the only axels that can be " flipped" are the ones with springs, the "torflex" style must be removed and have square tubing welded to the frame and then reinstall the axels. Not easy but doable by an qualified welder. Larry ps Thats the way we did our 19h.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Our 19h came with an already installed option of lift kit which brings it up 2" higher. Not a lot of dealers order them with this option.
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Bringing back to life an old thread...

Anybody have any experience with doing this?

My dealer told me it is a mod that they will do for about $300. I have scraped my 184BH a few times now leaving campsites and once in a neighborhood.

Seems like this mod would help, just not sure of the negatives (if any) associated with the change....
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:06 AM   #7
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We had the dealer swap the axle in our 185rb and you get 3-4" of additional clearance. The issues are that the stabilizer and tongue jacks need blocks to make up the difference. Another issue is that you may need an additional step for climbing up into the trailer. All well worth it for me.

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...Another issue is that you may need an additional step for climbing up into the trailer...
Oh I hadn't thought of that one. Thanks for the reply and the validation on the change.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #9
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Axle mod

Just an update on this i did convert my axle with the dexter kit also took the 13 inch tires off and put 14 inch on i also picked up a double step from a dealer and installed it. I did all of it myself with no issues. Works great and tows nice.
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Just an update on this i did convert my axle with the dexter kit also took the 13 inch tires off and put 14 inch on i also picked up a double step from a dealer and installed it. I did all of it myself with no issues. Works great and tows nice.
Few questions....

Did you actually flip the Axel or did you just move the supports?

Any welding?

Is your trailer a 184BH?
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