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Old 09-16-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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What is involved with the high lift axle option offered by Casita? Is it nothing more than a standard axle that is lowered about 1" by adding some square tube steel between the axle mounting and frame?
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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What is involved with the high lift axle option offered by Casita? Is it nothing more than a standard axle that is lowered about 1" by adding some square tube steel between the axle mounting and frame?
NO, it is NOT a spacer between.

The High lift axles has a greater down angle to the swing arms giving about 2” greater ground clearance. My 17’ Casita never drags going in and out of drive ways and gas stations.
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Especially useful with 15" tires IMO.
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That means it is even less than just a spacer... it's a no-cost (to Casita) order option on the axle assembly. It is good to have a choice!

If replacing the axle on a used trailer (Casita or otherwise), you would have the same option available.
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Mike, I can almost see the photo posted by Pine Cone Don, IIRC, that clearly showed a piece of C channel welded between the C channel frame and the axle bracket a few years ago.
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Mike, I can almost see the photo posted by Pine Cone Don, IIRC, that clearly showed a piece of C channel welded between the C channel frame and the axle bracket a few years ago.
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My first replacement High Lift Axle.

YES, before Casita made the High Lift Axle available, people were adding spacers to gain more height.

I replaced my first axle with a high lift axle after I bought my 17’ 2001 Freedom. Then when I bought my new 17’ 2004 Liberty, it came with the high lift axle.

The axle makes a big difference. I also replaced the 14” wheels with 15” wheels and tires.
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What is involved with the high lift axle option offered by Casita? Is it nothing more than a standard axle that is lowered about 1" by adding some square tube steel between the axle mounting and frame?
Hi Zeb

I have an 06 SD that I ordered with the high lift.
I just finished putting shocks on in the process got real familiar with the Dexter company who makes the axle.
As the picture below shows there is an angle between the wheel spindle and the axle. Dexter makes these in many sizes and casita gets the high lift by just installing one with a greater down angle.

I have been under there so many times I can't see a reason why you couldn't add another steel tube to get an extra lift.

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