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Old 10-27-2014, 07:38 PM   #61
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Thanks, Brian, for the info. I think what this means for me is: when I bring my 17 home next summer, and I see that picky highway patrol guy around, I'll turn on the MAXXFAN full blast, leave the door shut, and the partial vacuum will pull in the trailer sides to 2031 mm.
You'll already be at 1930 mm. It's a 17.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #62
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I can't answer for any ETI build (future) owner other than 5.0TAs. Part of my build sheet, was to send ETI measurements of my truck, in the bed (and ground to bedrail).. at the axle bedrail height, so they knew how to set the springs and shackles for my particular build.

Trucks are a problem for 5th wheels because of the differences in bedrail heights.

Love how Ten Forward sits when hooked up.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #63
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Love how Ten Forward sits when hooked up.
That's because you have the right truck Donna - an F150...
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:37 PM   #64
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Robert, I'm lovin' my truck. But I have to give credit to ETI. They're not just churning out trailers, they ask the owners questions that make ownership stellar!

Totally cool for us that don't just buy a trailer for sale on some "lot."
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:00 PM   #65
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Robert, I'm lovin' my truck. But I have to give credit to ETI. They're not just churning out trailers, they ask the owners questions that make ownership stellar!

Totally cool for us that don't just buy a trailer for sale on some "lot."
I always give credit to ETI. But it's also because you have the right truck...he he

(Can't tell I'm a Ford guy at all, huh?)
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at 1930 mm. It's a 17.
25.4 mm = 1"

6'-8" = 80" = 2032 mm
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:14 PM   #67
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You'll already be at 1930 mm. It's a 17.
I'm missing something: 1930 mm is 76" (or 6'4"), while the width of an Escape 17' is 6'8" (80" or 2032 mm... but it's not really that precise).
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I can't answer for any ETI build (future) owner other than 5.0TAs. Part of my build sheet, was to send ETI measurements of my truck, in the bed (and ground to bedrail).. at the axle bedrail height, so they knew how to set the springs and shackles for my particular build.
Did they say they were doing something with shackles? With tandem leaf-spring axles using an "equalizer" rocker changing height with shackles would mean tilted springs or a different centre mount (which would be a different welded-on part, which seems very unlikely).
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I'm missing something: 1930 mm is 76" (or 6'4"), while the width of an Escape 17' is 6'8" (80" or 2032 mm... but it's not really that precise).
Yeah, my mistake. Was basing it on 76".
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Did they say they were doing something with shackles? With tandem leaf-spring axles using an "equalizer" rocker changing height with shackles would mean tilted springs or a different centre mount (which would be a different welded-on part, which seems very unlikely).
Don't know Brian. All I know is I need to send the measurements, which I did. Shackles are adjustable. Maybe the 2" - 6" during the build? One hole, three hole? With springs, it's not HIGH lift it's about the shackles and where the axle needs to be placed.
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