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Old 08-30-2017, 12:30 PM   #1
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Andersen Levelers & 2017 5.0TA (Torsion Axles)

Has anyone with a 2017 5.0TA with torsion axles cut their Andersen Levelers to fit?

Carl (C&G in FL) graciously provided me with the measurements he used for his 2015 5.0TA with spring axles. Before making the cut (thinking it might be different because of the axles), I though I might check to see if someone with a 2017 5.0A with torsion axles has made the cut yet.

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Old 08-30-2017, 12:39 PM   #2
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I had to cut mine. Kept cutting 'til they fit.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:45 PM   #3
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Jim, we are leaving Louisiana tomorrow morning headed to Chilliwack and was wanting to cut them to fit before we leave. I guess I could bring a saw but we have so much stuff in the truck now! Do you have a guess as to how much you had to cut?
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Escape maybe able to give you a measure between tires at ground level, otherwise take the saw.
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Jim, we are leaving Louisiana tomorrow morning headed to Chilliwack and was wanting to cut them to fit before we leave. I guess I could bring a saw but we have so much stuff in the truck now! Do you have a guess as to how much you had to cut?
My trailer is parked in a spot a bit away from the house right now due to us moving, but if I go by it today I can measure.

I would not worry about it a lot for the time being. In the last 50 times I set up, I used them maybe twice. Most of the time a simple Lynx block is more than enough.
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Mark, you could call ETI and see if the spacing between axles was changed when they switched to torsion axles. I don't believe it did.
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Otherwise, just drive onto a couple small 1" (or so) blocks. Then the distance between the tires is not as critical. Distance between tire and block gives you more room to work with.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:31 PM   #8
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Thanks! I have a call in to ETI to see if there is a difference between the 2015 and 2017 5.0TA axle spacing.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:43 PM   #9
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I spoke with ETI and they confirmed that the axle spacing has not changed. Andersen Levelers are cut and loaded!

Thanks!
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Only need to cut one

Save a little work. Just cut one. Only the one placed between the axles needs shortening. A circular saw set at a 45 degree angle works great. That hack saw blade will do it, too. About an inch.
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Save a little work. Just cut one. Only the one placed between the axles needs shortening. A circular saw set at a 45 degree angle works great. That hack saw blade will do it, too. About an inch.
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Good idea, Bill. I just automatically cut both, but now realize there was no need to.
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