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Old 05-04-2020, 02:29 PM   #1
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I put a lift kit in my 2017 Scamp 16-foot last year and finally finished it today. Part of the installation is to cut the floor support to the center of the axle. I have run about 4000 miles with out the support and have had no problems, but it was always in the back of my mind. The lift kit was for 3.5 inches, so I lap welded in a 5-inch strap to make up the difference. My out of position welding skills were a little rusty, and my painting in the wind skills were even “more rustier”. I would still like to do a shock kit. Anyone done it?
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:28 PM   #2
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My first question is: what is that tab for? One possible answer is that it is there to stiffen the floor. However, would it not be better to stiffen the floor independently from the axle?

I just looked and my 19 footer has the raised axle and the floor is stiffened by one of those 1.5 x 3.0 inch thick wall tubes, placed above the axle, parallel to it.
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what is that tab for?

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My first question is: what is that tab for? One possible answer is that it is there to stiffen the floor. However, would it not be better to stiffen the floor independently from the axle?
I just looked and my 19 footer has the raised axle and the floor is stiffened by one of those 1.5 x 3.0 inch thick wall tubes, placed above the axle, parallel to it.
I went for about 4,000 miles with out it and noticed no difference but I was told it was for floor support. The Scamp torsion axle is bolted (old ones welded) directly to the frame. Maybe it is needed for support in the long term.

If I was the Scamp factory, I would not notch the angle iron (drill a hole for the wire) and it would be stronger.
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When I replaced the axle in my Scamp I welded the floor support tab to the axle but screwed it to the floor angle iron. That way by removing four bolts, a screw and the brake wiring I can drop the axle without any cutting.
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Good idea

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When I replaced the axle in my Scamp I welded the floor support tab to the axle but screwed it to the floor angle iron. That way by removing four bolts, a screw and the brake wiring I can drop the axle without any cutting.
My lap weld would have been a perfect place for bolts.
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