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Old 06-06-2021, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Any Axle Lift Suggestions?

Looking into raising our 1998 22L and need some suggestions. Trailer is great on paved surfaces but can be a little tricky on back roads with the limited ground clearance. 2 to 3 inch lift would be great.

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Old 06-06-2021, 11:27 PM   #2
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You SHOULD be able to raise it that much. I raised mine 2" by having a spacer welded into the frame between it and the axle that lifted it 1-1/2" and then I was able to mount larger tires that added another 1/2". I talk about it in this thread: https://www.hilotrailerforum.com/f19...12/index2.html, starting in Post #24. (I also had the axle moved forward about 3" as I recall, because it was originally too far back. My axle is the torsion bar type, but a similar mod could be done if yours has leaf springs.

A few other members have also added spacers to raise their trailers too, and I don't recall anyone reporting adverse effects.

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Old 06-07-2021, 06:29 AM   #3
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Thanks Jack,

Mine doesn't have the leaf springs. Recently purchased, so I am still discovering the nooks and crannies. It appears they sell the bolt on axle lift kits online, maybe someone has had some experience with those.

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Old 06-17-2021, 04:47 PM   #4
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Looking forward to your report. I lifted my 1989 FunLite 19 footer for Baja travels and it worked great. Just bought a 2511H this year and I’d like to do a lift on it for future Baja traveling. Please post links on who sells the kits!

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Old 06-17-2021, 08:07 PM   #5
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Default Axle Spacers

I had the same problem with the pop up I had before. After doing a search on the inter web for Dexter Axle Lift Kit, i found a bolt on kit that raised it up 2 or 3. If memory serves me, it was around $80. All you have to do is jack the vehicle up and secure, unbolt axle, install the spacer and install with new bolts included. This is a Dexter part.

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Old 06-18-2021, 11:22 PM   #6
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Will check it out. Thanks!
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Please keep us all informed what you find out and how it works out if you decide to install them on your HiLo.
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