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Old 06-12-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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The Love Bug camper seems very low to the ground- trailer came with 12" skinny tires- can we upgrade those and will it help get the trailer up a little? Anything else to do? There is about 7" clearance right now.
Thanks for any advice!
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:42 PM   #2
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Ann, for each inch larger tire that you use, the trailer will only gain 1/2. You will have to measure how much tire to body & top of tire to top of the fender clearance you have now, in order to see how much larger you can go. Another way would be to remove the axle and place a spacer to your desired height increase, between the axle and the frame, if you have a rubber torsion style axle, or if you have leaf springs, you could do a spring over axle conversion. Have you been scraping the bumper or bottom of the trailer, necessitating the desired height increase?
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:43 PM   #3
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Axle replacement, I’m guessing you have an axle that is well over 40 years old.
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