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Old 08-26-2014, 05:50 AM   #1
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Adjusting FW ride height using factory bolt positions

I've got a 2001 Designer that's riding nose-high. Can't lower the pin any lower. ETA: I didn't adjust the pin at all- I meant to say I can't adjust the pin because the camper is already at the proper height above the bed rails.

There are two more bolt positions where the leaf springs attach to the frame that could be used to raise it about 2 1/2 inches or maybe a tad more.

Any issues with doing this? Seems pretty straightforward.

Anyone ever done it?
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:14 AM   #2
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You lowered the pin box or raised it? Is your hitch adjustable?
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:24 AM   #3
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I don't think the pin box needs adjustment because I don't want the front of the fifth wheel to be any closer to the bed rails than it already is.

The problem is the ride height at the rear of the coach, not the front.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:52 AM   #4
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Up camper- I just realized why you asked the question... lowering the pin would raise the nose and that's what you thought I did... LOL

I didn't mess with the pin at all. It's where it needs to be already.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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Are your axles flipped, meaning the axles are under the leaf springs already? You probably can adjust the springs up in the holes provided, but you might want to check with Jayco Technicians on that first.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:14 PM   #6
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We changed the spring mounting to raise our fiver to a level position for towing after I contacted Jayco- They told me that is what the extra holes are for- It worked for us and we are unaware of any problems- JMHO- DD
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:09 PM   #7
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Since I had a 4wd truck when we ordered our Eagle, my dealer specified using the lowest mounting holes for the spring mounts from the factory. My trailer now rides ever so slightly nose down, perfect for towing and needs only to raise up an inch when overnighting while still hitched up on a level site.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #8
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I just dropped the springs to the bottom holes on the shackle, left the equalizer where it was for now. No change in trailer handling, it's much closer to level now. I will be moving the equalizer bar down to the bottom hole too, this should be near perfect level for my F350 4X4.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:58 PM   #9
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Interesting. My 29.5BHDS does ride slightly nose high and truck doesn't quite sag enough. I have a F350 4x4 as well. It doesn't really have enough pin weight I guess being a half ton design. Nevertheless I will have to see if I have some kind of adjustment holes on the springs to raise the back slightly. Everything seems to be within spec, but it would look better it I could raise the back end slightly.
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Yup that is why the holes are there. It's a jayco thing. Other option is to flip the axle, spring on top of axle this is what I did.
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