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Old 04-18-2018, 07:39 AM   #11
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Sub-frame Lift

The only way to go is with a Sub-Frame Lift. My old Keystone had one when I bought it to sit level on my 2015 Ram 2500 Mega Cab pickup, and I just had a sub-frame lift put on my newer camper I just got last fall.
I added a 4" Tube Sub-Frame with cross supports and New hangers that were 1" longer than the original ones to give a total lift of 5" and that leveled it right out.


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Old 05-24-2019, 06:32 AM   #12
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I do not know where Champerlian is, but curious how much that cost you? I am in the same boat trying to figure out which way to go. I too need about 4-5 inches. WOW, seems like a lot, eh? The quote I got was $2000. in Arizona. Thanks
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:47 AM   #13
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I installed a 3" lift on my 33' Forest river 5th/W. I put the lift together myself. I just got 2x3 inch blocks cut to length at Swift steal, a local steel outlet. I then purchased new longer axle "U" bolts from Summit Racing and got 3" longer centering pins from Napa auto parts.

I have a drill press so I was able to drill the holes for the centering pins. If you donít have a press you need to have them drilled. Drilling through 3Ē of steel takes some time and they need to be straight.

To do the install I pulled the rear axle up on blocks and pulled the tire on the front axle, like you would to change a flat. This gave the clearance to drop the front axle to install the block. To do the rear axle I put the front on blocks. I just did one side at a time and kept the trailer connected to the truck so it couldnít move.
I have sense pulled the trailer over 6K miles with absolutely no problems what so ever. It tows exactly the same as before the lift. I even had the trailer in 60 mph cross winds with no signs of any instability. The trailer now sits level with near equal weight on both axles.

This is the second 5th/W I have done this to. The first trailer was a 39í Montana High Country. I had over 30K miles on it when I sold it with no negative issues.
To get all the parts it cost about $89.00 and took about 4 hr for me to do the install.

I have no problems doing this lift on a 5th/W or a TT. You will have to decide if doing this kind of mod fits into your comfort zone.

Words of caution:
1. If you do a lift make sure you get quality parts that are rated for auto use. Summit Racing is a good source.
2. IMHOÖ.3Ē would be the max and keep an eye on all the suspension components. I havenít seen any excess wear from doing a lift but it is surly a good idea to pay more attention to what is going on under there.
Warsw.....I am thinking of doing this as well. Do you have some photos you could share? Question? You said you installed 2"x3" blocks. They were Steel? And what length? I am sure yours is a Tandem Axle. So would that be the distance from the front hanger to the rear hanger? Thx in Advance.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:53 AM   #14
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The only way to go is with a Sub-Frame Lift. My old Keystone had one when I bought it to sit level on my 2015 Ram 2500 Mega Cab pickup, and I just had a sub-frame lift put on my newer camper I just got last fall.
I added a 4" Tube Sub-Frame with cross supports and New hangers that were 1" longer than the original ones to give a total lift of 5" and that leveled it right out.


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Hi TralBos.....this is what I need. Same set up. You must be an experienced welder if you did this yourself. So this obviously raised your center of cavity (everyone is warning me about). How does it handle and any issues with your height? Did you change to 16 " tires and rims or stay at 15"?
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:43 AM   #15
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Iím following this post with real interest. After buying a new Ford F-250, my fiver now sits 8Ē lower in the back than the front. Iím at a loss how to fix this.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:22 AM   #16
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Iím following this post with real interest. After buying a new Ford F-250, my fiver now sits 8Ē lower in the back than the front. Iím at a loss how to fix this.
Wow, thatís a lot of difference to make up
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:39 AM   #17
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Iím following this post with real interest. After buying a new Ford F-250, my fiver now sits 8Ē lower in the back than the front. Iím at a loss how to fix this.
First, welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of information here, so answers to nearly every situation can be found. Problem is: We have no idea, yet, what your situation is. Your profile states you have a Cougar, that's all we know. You say you bought a "new F250" but we don't know if it's a "new to you" 1999 F250 with a 6" lift kit or a 2019 F250 with stock suspension. We also don't know "which" Cougar you have, either in year or model/length. It's significantly different to have a 8" difference in chassis rail height on a 26' trailer and on a 41' trailer, so as you can see, we'd all need quite a bit more information about your rig and the problems you face before we can give you accurate opinions on some ways to resolve the problem.

Get back with us and I'm sure the members will "jump in with both feet" to help resolve your issues.

Again, welcome.
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:40 PM   #18
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JRJTH...thanks for the welcome. My Cougar is a 2012 28SGS. My 2019 F250 super duty is factory fresh with the puck system. Per the Pullrite folks I have their model 2700 16,000 lb hitch sitting on top of their 442 adapter. My trailer springs are on top of the axles. I believe I can raise the king pin 2 holes. I have pictures of all this if it would help. Thanks everyone. I really appreciate all advice
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:46 PM   #19
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Lift kit blocks

So if you put 3Ē blocks on the axle, what do you do with the equalizer pivot?
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:07 AM   #20
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Iím not sure I know what an equalizer pivot is???
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