Hunter Jr II ground clearance - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-01-2016, 11:45 AM   #1
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Hunter Jr II ground clearance

Hi all,

i have a Hunter Jr II that i am using as a storage/travel unit for my 1830s Mountain Man/rendezvous encampment stuff. It was gutted when i got it so i created a large front bed and lots of storage shelves, etc. I have used it twice to reach backcountry locations but am worried about ground clearance.

I am therefor looking to do a 180 degree on the drop axle which will provide me with about an additional six inches of ground clearance; understanding that this will remove the effects of the spring torsion system.

Has anyone done this?? and what would be the pro's and con's????

Appreciate any comments/suggestions.

and i thank you, jim
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Old 07-01-2016, 03:38 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Can you clarify? It sounds like you want to flip the axle.

If so, look under the trailer from the back, or better yet, put a good straight edge on it. I think you will find that there is an upward bow in the axle, from end to end.

Most axles have this arch. It's not much, but it is there to provide the positive camber to the axle. Positive camber gives the wheels a slight inward tilt at the bottome. The purpose of positive camber is to allow for deflection when the trailer is loaded.

If you flip the axle, you will end up with negative camber, which will go more negative when loaded and the trailer is likely not to track right.

Go here for and explanation:

TRAILER AXLE CAMBER ~ WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT

Good luck.
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:30 AM   #3
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i thank you for the information and related information; which i have now read...

And i had not remembered about the camber issue but i'm still interested in knowing about any serious problems that would results..

other than purhaps tire wear....

you mentioned "...when loaded and the trailer is likely not to track
right."

Can you please give me more information on this issue??

Most of my travels will be off-road where the main concern is axle ground clearance; although i need to get to these spots so some freeway driveing will occur.

thanking you in advance for the help,

regards, jim
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