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Old 11-16-2009, 05:51 PM   #11
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Re: 2" drop axle ...

Pat, what is this trailer pool you refer too?

I really don't think I would get a dropped axle. While I do question whether I really needed the 2" raised one I got, I definitely would not drop it either. It could have an effect on resale as well. If the hitch is 2" higher then the ball, I would just use a 2" raised stem in the receiver.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:46 PM   #12
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Re: 2" drop axle ...

I am interested to see how you make out with the dropped axle, but for a different reason. I considered this when ordering the 19' as my tug is my lowered '52 Chev. The wheels on the 19' would fit the wheel openings better if it was lowered a few inches.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:05 PM   #13
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Re: 2" drop axle ...

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Pat, what is this trailer pool you refer too?

I really don't think I would get a dropped axle. While I do question whether I really needed the 2" raised one I got, I definitely would not drop it either. It could have an effect on resale as well. If the hitch is 2" higher then the ball, I would just use a 2" raised stem in the receiver.
a trailer car pool/shelter we made it for storage our trailer during of season......I'll post some photos..early next week....

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:18 PM   #14
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Re: 2" drop axle ...

Hi: patjul... Deflating and re:inflating the trailer tires may be a lot better method of garaging/storing the trailer under cover. You just never know what may pop up while towing and the lower the clearance the closer you will be to any road hazzard.
I know someone with a 5.0 that met a stump hidden in the grass and now he's looking for a fiberglass repair shop to fix the bottom of his door. The step he could straighten out himself.
I have almost broken off the black water waste valve on "Our Escape Hatch" once and we have the high lift axle. Alf
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:34 AM   #15
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Re: 2" drop axle ...

If you are going to deflate your tires to move the trailer under something low, make sure to reinflate them right away. Don't store the trailer on severely underinflated tires.

Why not just raise the shelter? Maybe use a pry-bar to raise one end while you move the trailer, then lower it again?

Have you seen where I store my 17'? Linky. If you are strong enough, and you are storing on a reasonably level, reasonably hard surface, you can move the trailer by hand with the hitch wheel. If you crank the hitch jack as low as it will go, you get some extra overhead clearance.

If moving by hand, you might want to think about how you can engage the emergency brake. The idea just occurred to me, so I have not thought it through.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:12 PM   #16
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Re: 2" drop axle ...

Ronstew..

Do you have regular axle or the hight lift on your 17'

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Old 11-19-2009, 12:16 PM   #17
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Re: 2" drop axle ...

Standard axle height, patjul.
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I really appreciate Ronstew...I'll post some photos of the shelter early next week..
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:41 PM   #19
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Here the shelter...and the height of the entry.....

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the total entry height was at 8.6"
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