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Old 07-17-2015, 03:47 PM   #15
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Ok after test towing the extra lift has made it a bit loose. I am going to add a anti sway bar. It's not bad, but I want it to be as safe as possible incase I have to do some abrupt maneuvering.


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Old 07-17-2015, 08:11 PM   #16
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I dont get it. Why would adding a lift (that is actually stiffer than the original axle bracket) make anything Looser? What do you mean?

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Old 07-17-2015, 08:56 PM   #17
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What I meant was I think by raising the center of gravity it has made it unstable. It does not track behind the TV as well as it did before. It's like it does not have enough tongue weight.


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Old 07-17-2015, 09:44 PM   #18
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What I meant was I think by raising the center of gravity it has made it unstable. It does not track behind the TV as well as it did before. It's like it does not have enough tongue weight.
A few questions, did you adjust your ball height to get the right angle? When you say tracking, do you mean dog trotting?
What makes you say it's unstable?
Make sure the TW is heavy enough.
I raised my SD 17 3" with no change to the tracking or handling. Even in high crosswinds it was fine.
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Raising the axle on my Egg camper???

Yes I adjusted the ball height.
Yes the TW is heavy enough.
By dog trotting do you mean waging back and forth. Then yes not bad but more than before.


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Dog trotting is caused by the axle not being at a 90* angle to the ball. Some times a good hit on a curb or hole can knock it out of square. But in these cases it would come from an axle that is held to the frame with u bolts. My axle was bolted on and the lift kit from LHC was all machined to keep it all square. Tail wag is caused by an uneven load, front to back or side to side, not the height. Sounds like you have had a bit of this already going on before the lift so I really have say your loading is causing it. Have you weighed the tongue?
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Dog trotting is caused by the axle not being at a 90* angle to the ball. Some times a good hit on a curb or hole can knock it out of square. But in these cases it would come from an axle that is held to the frame with u bolts. My axle was bolted on and the lift kit from LHC was all machined to keep it all square. Tail wag is caused by an uneven load, front to back or side to side, not the height. Sounds like you have had a bit of this already going on before the lift so I really have say your loading is causing it. Have you weighed the tongue?
You are right on target. This is more evident when loaded to heavy to the rear. Have a Trailer shop, are alignment shop Square the axle to the frame.
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The tongue weight is 300 Lbs and she is square. I double checked that. I don't have hardly any thing in the camper right now so it cant be I have it loaded wrong. it's got me baffled
It's not bad, it only gets squirmy after 60mph.
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The tongue weight is 300 Lbs and she is square. I double checked that. I don't have hardly any thing in the camper right now so it cant be I have it loaded wrong. it's got me baffled
It's not bad, it only gets squirmy after 60mph.
Did you change your tires/wheels?
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No I did not change my tiers.


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Ok after test towing the extra lift has made it a bit loose. I am going to add a anti sway bar. It's not bad, but I want it to be as safe as possible incase I have to do some abrupt maneuvering.


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Well that eliminates that idea. Sometimes if you put radials on a trailer, it will feel squirley
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Well that eliminates that idea. Sometimes if you put radials on a trailer, it will feel squirley

Yep I'm baffled ! When I leave for NJ I will try loading it heavy up front and see how it tows.


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Old 07-19-2015, 03:49 AM   #27
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I had my axel flipped as well as struts put on. it has almost 2 feet clearance now. I take it to back road camping and have no troubles getting anywhere is need to go. Costly but worth every penny
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Well I solved my problem. I lowered my ball height another 2 " and it towed like a dream.


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