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Old 05-05-2016, 02:07 PM   #11
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Lifting the trailer is mostly advantageous for going up abrupt inclines, such as steep driveways, humps, or elevated cattle guards, where you want the front and rear to be a little higher off the ground. The axle heights remain the same, so you still need to be mindful of rutted roads and obstacles you're going over.
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I think they mean raise/lift the frame above the axles.
Raising the axles would require a larger tire diameter?
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Yes, getting axles higher requires larger tire diameter, but then one has the wheel well to consider.
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Raising the axles would require a larger tire diameter?
Or a different down angle on the axle.
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Or a different down angle on the axle.
And I don't believe that's an ETI option, is it?

If you're going to be going over obstacles that require substantial trailer lift, you also need to consider the length of what you're towing. I was camping last week-end with my cousins, who were towing a stickie longer than my 19, and they barely made it over the cattle guard we had to cross.
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:58 PM   #16
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Are you talking about raised axles ?
I'm not sure what is meant by "raised axles", but the current "lift kit" offered by Escape is a set of spacers which go between the suspension (axle) brackets and the frame, so all of the suspension or axle hardware stays the same height above the road, but the trailer's frame and body sits 2.625 (two and five-eighths) inches higher.

The kit is Dexter's #10 Torflex Lift Kit (K71-707-02)

Trailer height is also affected by tire diameter, suspension arm angle, and suspension bracket height... but there is no choice in any of those among Escape options.

Recent discussions covering this option:
Lift kit for Escape 21
High Lift Axle vs Steep Driveway
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