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Old 01-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #31
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Other than it looking better than my set up, I don't see anything wrong with it.



>>Nice rig<<
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:47 AM   #32
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I don't own a fifth wheel so not much help but you could do what this guy did. LolClick image for larger version

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:49 AM   #33
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Hahahahahah! Really!
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:08 AM   #34
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Haha that's my dealer here in Edmonton. He always has that rig out at the RV show. It's pretty awesome.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:43 AM   #35
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and this one.
do you think it's bad enough to raise or should I just stop worrying about it?
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I personally wouldn't worry about it. I think it looks level enough to just go with it. I have seen a lot of rigs on the road that where not even close. You got a nice set up so just enjoy and put the tape measure away and go have some fun.
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Again, thanks for all of your help here on the forum.
You are all very helpful
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I've done some rv leveling in the past. If you do end up looking into it further the best thing is to have blocking put between the top of the leaf spring shackles and the bottom of the trailer frame. You can then gusset the add in piece to take away the side to side stress from the axle. But I would say the setup you have now will work fine. The only concern you might have is some extra weight has been shifted to the back axle with the nose higher. You might want to keep an eye on the back bearings and check that they are not over heating but again they should be fine with that small change in the ride height. Most of the rv's that I have seen lifted needed at minimum 6" and I have seen some lifted as much as 10" (which is way too much in my opinion).
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I've done some rv leveling in the past. If you do end up looking into it further the best thing is to have blocking put between the top of the leaf spring shackles and the bottom of the trailer frame. You can then gusset the add in piece to take away the side to side stress from the axle. But I would say the setup you have now will work fine. The only concern you might have is some extra weight has been shifted to the back axle with the nose higher. You might want to keep an eye on the back bearings and check that they are not over heating but again they should be fine with that small change in the ride height. Most of the rv's that I have seen lifted needed at minimum 6" and I have seen some lifted as much as 10" (which is way too much in my opinion).
I'll go and weigh both axles separately see if there is much of a difference in weight. I've gotten into the habit of feeling the tires and breaks for excess heat when we pull over for gas. When we get the unit winterized, we get them to repack the bearings and rotate the tires and check the breaks.
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Where did you purchase your lift block kit for your Jayco Eagle 5th wheel?

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ID:	10551I have the exact same Eagle 5th wheel you have. My steps hit at the bottom of my steep driveway. Where did you purchase the lift block kit? And does it negatively affect the warranty on the unit?

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Your set-up.


I'd add 3" spacers between the axles and springs.
3" won't noticeable difference in towing; and shouldn't through off the center of gravity to cause any issues.

The photo below is of fifth wheel trailer axles. Spacers were made and installed above the axles.

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