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Old 04-20-2015, 09:31 AM   #11
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Be fit would be that my driveway angle is pretty steep and I'm pretty sure the black water hose is going to drag. That and some of the campsites I got to require some ground clearance. I'm pretty sure it will work. In 05 Jayco made a Baja version of the 264bhw. Only difference were some exterior lights, axle flip, and onboard Cummins Onan.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:18 AM   #12
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(edit didn't see your post before this- I see you have a bit of rough angle in your own driveway - well, go ahead, I don't think it would be a big deal and might look cool)

If it ain't broke, why fix it? are you off-roading with the trailer? Compared to some others I've seen my 27BH has good clearance. I'd try it for a few months like it is. You may not need to do anything.

Raising it may give more clearance, but it also may affect stability around corners as the center of gravity is raised, more wind tippyness I'd guess.

I have heard of popup folks doing axle flips, for going off road and because the tires are so small, using bigger wheels. I guess that's where you're getting the idea? I've not seen a TT with axle flip yet, but you could do it and let us know how it goes!

BTW, your TV sounds very adequate

My Tundra is the small v8 rated at 8000lbs or thereabouts, although I will say those "ratings" pre-2010ish I heard were by the MFG's calculations, which were for marketing purposes, somewhat dubious in some cases. My 2010 Tundra they actually recalled the truck to put different stickers (with lower figures) and new trucks use a SAE standard for towing which is usually lower. That said, sounds like you have more than enough TV capacity which is good and your PU was nearly the same weight more or less. I wish I had a bit more umph on mine, but I can deal with it and take trips about 60-65 which is comfortable for the powertrain.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:51 AM   #13
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Well, my driveway is a concern, but I also do plan on taking the trailer in some spots that are a little "rough". I'd be hesitant to call it "off roading" though because it's technically a forest service road. And Jayco actually used to offer the 264BHW floorplan in a Baja model which had the axles flipped, bigger off road tires, exterior lighting and an onboard Cummins Onan generator. That's where I got the inspiration from. I talked to Jayco this morning and they said that as long as the spring perches were welded in place on top of the axle that it would NOT void the factory warranty. So the dealer I'm buying it from is doing the work before I pick it up for $250 including parts. The salesman said he'd take measurements before and after so I'll post them. Also, do a youtube search for "travel trailer axle flip" and there are several videos regarding it. The SLX is considerably lower than say the Whitehawk line. IRRC the Whitehawk line actually comes from the factory with the springs above the axle.


Just a quick google search and I found this photo. I saw one for sale in NM a week or so ago. They wanted $17k and it was a 2005!!!


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Old 04-22-2015, 05:42 AM   #14
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Ditto all that's been said about the WDH and the brake controller. It's too big an investment to not spend the few hundred more $ to do it right. We have the same trailer & really like it. Where did you get yours, if I may ask?
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We pick it up tomorrow actually. We're getting it from Camper Land of Oklahoma in Tulsa.
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That's where we got ours, too. We've been very pleased with everything.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:08 PM   #17
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"The SLX is considerably lower than say the Whitehawk line. IRRC the Whitehawk line actually comes from the factory with the springs above the axle."

My SLX 287 BHSW came from the factory with springs over axles. Do you know for sure yours doesn't come that way? Would hate for the dealer to charge you for labor when it comes that way from the factory.
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While I have not laid eyes on this one in particular. The ones I've seem had the springs below the axle. I'll be able to tell when I see it because there shod be the original spring perch on the underside.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:06 PM   #19
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Well, I got her home today. Lift was installed and looks awesome. I can't believe they make these without the axles on top. It was parked next to a 31' Jay Flight that can from the factory with axles on top. Don't know why the 264s are below. Towed like a dream on the 2hr drive home (although I went 60-65 the whole way). Got it home and in the driveway much easier than I anticipated. I had to get my pole saw out and trim a lot more branches than I thought where I park it. I'll get some more pics of the lift. Also the salesman did a before measurement at the black water drain at 10". I'll measure again when I get it on level ground, I forgot.


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Looks good with the axle flip!
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