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Old 04-16-2016, 09:51 AM   #11
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I wonder if longer stabilizers are installed, I know sometimes the rear is so high that I have to add extra blocks, due to the slope in the camping spot. Making that space even larger would more or less make the rear ones useless in some spots.


As far as I know, the stabilizers are the same ones for lifted trailers. I've seen some mention of adding blocks to the pads so they reach better.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:55 AM   #12
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I have the lift and need four or five Lynx blocks under the stabilizer pads for them to be properly deployed.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:18 PM   #13
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As far as I know, the stabilizers are the same ones for lifted trailers. I've seen some mention of adding blocks to the pads so they reach better.
That may defeat the purpose of having a high lift axle, if your stabilizers are now lower?
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:36 PM   #14
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That may defeat the purpose of having a high lift axle, if your stabilizers are now lower?
The clearance issue for most people is in angles - departure and approach; for example, dragging the bumper in a dip such as entering a driveway. That means that the further you go from the wheels, the more clearance you need. Neither pair of stabilizer jacks are at the extreme end of the trailer, so they can be extended somewhat without affecting departure and approach angle clearance.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:52 PM   #15
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The clearance issue for most people is in angles - departure and approach; for example, dragging the bumper in a dip such as entering a driveway. .
Which makes me wonder how much value there is in the high-lift axle on a longer trailer like the 21'.
It has value on my 17'.
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Which makes me wonder how much value there is in the high-lift axle on a longer trailer like the 21'.
It has value on my 17'.
Isn't it exactly the other way around?
The longer the trailer, the greater the problem with departure angle. Yes, the 21' is taller anyway, but it needs to be because it is longer. The stock 17' height works for most people, but some need the high-lift; similarly, the stock 21' works for most people, but some might need the high-lift.
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I'm thinking if the lift is 2.5 inches, same for 17 and 21, then the longer the trailer the less effective. I think the issue is the distance from the axle to the rear bumper and from the axle to the hitch.
I think I got a 'B' in geometry though.
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Isn't it exactly the other way around?
The longer the trailer, the greater the problem with departure angle. Yes, the 21' is taller anyway, but it needs to be because it is longer. The stock 17' height works for most people, but some need the high-lift; similarly, the stock 21' works for most people, but some might need the high-lift.
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I'm thinking if the lift is 2.5 inches, same for 17 and 21, then the longer the trailer the less effective. I think the issue is the distance from the axle to the rear bumper and from the axle to the hitch.
I think I got a 'B' in geometry though.
I think the longer the trailer is, then the more need for the lift due to the departure angle. But, the longer the trailer, the less effective the lift. Just two views of the same subject, and both are correct.
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I think the longer the trailer is, then the more need for the lift due to the departure angle. But, the longer the trailer, the less effective the lift. Just two views of the same subject, and both are correct.
I agree, entirely.
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can anybody post a pic of the bolt-on lift kit option at the axle/frame for their trailer? assume its similar for 17,19, or 21...thanks
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