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I usually boondock camp in the Rocky Mtns and desert canyon country and needed more ground clearance for my 185fbs. So I did what is commonly called 'flipping the axles', although you cannot simply flip them over because they have a bow in them.  I bought a kit from the Lipper Axle folks which comes with new saddles that I had welded onto the axles. Then using the new shackle bolts that come with the kit I remounted the axles and gained over 5 inches more height. At the same time I replaced all the spring shackle bolt plastic bushings, which were worn through, with new bronze ones from Lippert  and new wet bolts. I also replaced the old equalizers with new ones from Lippert.  And since it was always so frustrating to adjust all four brakes to work the same, and impossible to do so, I replaced the brakes with new self-adjusting ones also from Lippert.
I usually boondock camp in the Rocky Mtns and desert canyon country and needed more ground clearance for my 185fbs. So I did what is commonly called 'flipping the axles', although you cannot simply flip them over because they have a bow in them. I bought a kit from the Lipper Axle folks which comes with new saddles that I had welded onto the axles. Then using the new shackle bolts that come with the kit I remounted the axles and gained over 5 inches more height. At the same time I replaced all the spring shackle bolt plastic bushings, which were worn through, with new bronze ones from Lippert and new wet bolts. I also replaced the old equalizers with new ones from Lippert. And since it was always so frustrating to adjust all four brakes to work the same, and impossible to do so, I replaced the brakes with new self-adjusting ones also from Lippert.
Picture Added 04-19-2020 09:18 PM
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