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Old 07-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #11
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Also your axles will have more balanced weight distribution. By riding high or low you are putting more weight on one axel vs the other which could lead to blowouts due to extreme heat from the stress. I've seen some questionable setups while driving that is probaly just a bad dealer IMHO. No good dealer should let a new unit drive off the lot not being level or at least close, sure some could be upgraded trucks after purchase. Mine made sure it was level and my clearences were good before sending me off. If you have a long bed you'll want every bit of the those 6 inches for hills or pitches where your unit will pivot. The short beds can get by with a little less due to amount of rail under the unit or the option to slide back in such cases. If they are on top of your axels you're flipped if they are on top then you have that option. Dexter sells a kit to do this mod and it's fairly inxepensive outside labor. By doing so you will achieve a 3-4" increase in the rear which may then put it too high for you if you cannot take it back out within the holes for the springs. Start with the holes and see if you can move any up or down to achieve what you need. Also you will have some king pin movement and hitch adjustments as options as well. You should not though, move the king pin lower to where less bolts are mounted.
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Thanks for that. Going to the dealer on monday to get it leveled
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:59 AM   #13
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Turns out they cannot level my unit
there are no extra holes on my mounting brackets on my frame and there is no room to adjust the king pin, it's at the maximum.
The tech says the axles cannot be flipped. What is that Dexter kit?
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Turns out they cannot level my unit
there are no extra holes on my mounting brackets on my frame and there is no room to adjust the king pin, it's at the maximum.
The tech says the axles cannot be flipped. What is that Dexter kit?
http://dexteraxle.com/inc/sdetail/1100

Link above to the Dexter page. I would call Dexter and provide them your axel ratings and model numbers for confirmation of what kit you need and why the dealer says you can't flip them. If they are under your leaf springs already then they are flipped, but if not then why?
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http://dexteraxle.com/inc/sdetail/1100

Link above to the Dexter page. I would call Dexter and provide them your axel ratings and model numbers for confirmation of what kit you need and why the dealer says you can't flip them. If they are under your leaf springs already then they are flipped, but if not then why?
Going on a trip to Nova Scotia, leaving Thursday, 1600 km (900 +- miles) there and then back.
I went to dealer to get unit level for trip and as you know, it didn't happen.
Now concerned about the trip. We will be driving about 350 per miles a day. Hope this is safe.
Also, not sure how much air to put in tires. MichelinLTX275/65R20 now, have 45 psi in them.
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I wouldnt know why you cant put the axle under your springs unless its like 3'senough said that its already been done. As for the 350 miles a day, it sounds fine to me. Ive been known to travel a lot father than that. The tires have a load range on them probly C, D or E and a max. amount of air to put in them and it all should be on the side of the tire.
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Crawl under the fiver and look at the axles- Are the axles above the springs or below the springs? If the axles are above the springs, you need a more qualified tech- When axles are "flipped", new mounts are welded on the axles and the axles are installed under the springs- Any qualified frame and suspension business can do this in less than a day- If your fiver has shocks, a modified u-bolt is necessary for mounting- Been there, done that- It's not rocket science- JMHO- DD
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Would that affect my Jayco warranty?
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Crawl under the fiver and look at the axles- Are the axles above the springs or below the springs? If the axles are above the springs, you need a more qualified tech- When axles are "flipped", new mounts are welded on the axles and the axles are installed under the springs- Any qualified frame and suspension business can do this in less than a day- If your fiver has shocks, a modified u-bolt is necessary for mounting- Been there, done that- It's not rocket science- JMHO- DD
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