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Old 08-31-2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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Skylark 4inch lift pics.

Well after learning how easy it is to lift a skylark i had mine done, very happy! On a recommendation I went up 4 inches.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Wow, that's a lift! All the way up to the nosebleed section.
Is your TV also tall? The pics look like it's real level and hitched to a Ford, 4x4 maybe?
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Well after learning how easy it is to lift a skylark i had mine done, very happy! On a recommendation I went up 4 inches.
Looks great! Would you provide more details as to what it requires? The low clearance is something I've always been concerned about.
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What it entails, unbolting your axle from the trailer, box tube welded to the frame, where your axle sits, for gain in clearance, which provides the lift, and then welding the axle/box tubing to the frame of the trailer. It cost me 3 hours labor, plus whatever they charge you for the steal tubing they use, 10 -15 bucks.

Best thing I have done so far with the trailer, no more worries about the poop pipe or the spare tire or anything else getting damaged when dry camping, or even pulling in and out of gas stations...!

I pull it with a Dodge 1500, the truck does sit high, (used a drop down hitch) so trailer sits perfectly level, but I did this mod for peace of mind when hauling the trailer in and out of forestry camp sites here in BC Canada, or other free spots up in the boonies. Anyone that owns this trailer knows it sits very low compared to other trailers. I was dragging rear end entering and exiting gas stations and even almost lost my spare tire once entering a gas station, some of the hills and valleys can be extreme and with a limited space to avoid such a thing, unavoidable at times.
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I also will be going to a 15 inch tire, a little wider tread pattern, should get me half inch more of clearance as well. So this mod also clears up any issue with clearance.
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Thanks Skylerker. You addressed exactly the same concerns I've had, including the dry camping. I plan to do the lift as well.
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What it entails, unbolting your axle from the trailer, box tube welded to the frame, where your axle sits, for gain in clearance, which provides the lift, and then welding the axle/box tubing to the frame of the trailer. It cost me 3 hours labor, plus whatever they charge you for the steal tubing they use, 10 -15 bucks.

Best thing I have done so far with the trailer, no more worries about the poop pipe or the spare tire or anything else getting damaged when dry camping, or even pulling in and out of gas stations...!

I pull it with a Dodge 1500, the truck does sit high, (used a drop down hitch) so trailer sits perfectly level, but I did this mod for peace of mind when hauling the trailer in and out of forestry camp sites here in BC Canada, or other free spots up in the boonies. Anyone that owns this trailer knows it sits very low compared to other trailers. I was dragging rear end entering and exiting gas stations and even almost lost my spare tire once entering a gas station, some of the hills and valleys can be extreme and with a limited space to avoid such a thing, unavoidable at times.
Can you show pictures? It is not clear exactly what you are doing.

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