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Old 05-11-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Raised trailer 3"

Finished lifting the trailer yesterday. Really was pretty simple and cheap.
24" of 2x3 1/4" steel tube. Bought this for $2.00 on Craigslist.
4 grade 8 1/2" bolts, nuts, lock washers and 8 washers.
I had been spraying the existing bolts for the last couple of weeks. They came out so easy that I reused them.
Lifted one side and removed the tire. Jack stand on frame behind axle.
Removed 2 bolts holding axle and lowered axle. Placed 12" piece of steel tube on axle end and lifted axle back into place. Marked hole location. Drilled 4 - 1/2" holes. Spray painted tube.
Install tube and bolt to axle. Torque to 100 ft. Lbs.
Replace tire and do the other side.
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And how do you like that extra clearance? Doesn't it feel great? Is it ridiculous to be excited by clearance? (NO!)

Well done!
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I haven't hooked it up to the jeep yet but I will probably have to change hitch height.
It looks better raised.
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Wait till you have to go up a steep driveway into a gas station, you wait for that dreaded scraping noise, and all you hear is nothing. Silence is golden!
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Default This is the post I needed to see!!

I just got my FF245 and first thing I realized I didn't like about the camper is the low ground clearance.

I will definitely be doing this!!! Thanks for posting.
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how long were your 4 grade 8 1/2" bolts
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1 inch
you can get by with 8" tube but I wanted to catch a hole that was further back. Some axle mounts may be different.
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I just got my FF245 and first thing I realized I didn't like about the camper is the low ground clearance.

I will definitely be doing this!!! Thanks for posting.
I watched a youtube video of a guy doing this on an Airstream. It's pretty easy.
Make sure you put some thing on the existing bolts to break them loose. That really helped.
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