Originally Posted by Cesar
For what its worth, i believe the axle centerline is approximately 4" ahead of the kitchen floor "drop" in the frame.
A quick update, I ended up paying Joe at Outback Trailers to install the Flexiride on our trailer. https://trilliumtrailers.com/
I called quite a few vendors and none had the flexiride in stock, one recommended Joe. He had it in stock and once I looked the axle over I realised the metal fab required was worth paying for. The axle alone without brakes ended up being around $600, plus $130/ h to install it. I also went for a 2" receiver hitch welded on and got it back within a week.
Since my goal was a higher ride height for rougher terrain, and also more roof clearance for a low garage opening, I took a bunch of measurements for reference height with the mini wheels, with stock wheels and with the axle arms in a couple different positions.
Axles straight up couldn't be done on the 175/75R13 tires
because they would hit the door opening on the frame. The lowest position I could do on stock wheels was 78 degrees up trailing giving 13 1/4" to the bottom of the frame behind the wheel.
Axles straight up on the 4.8-8 mini wheels from Princess Auto was 10" to the bottom the the frame. So here the mini wheels gave me an extra 3 1/4" of clearance.
With the axle trailing at 25 degrees down on 13" wheels, the same frame clearance was 19 1/4 "
and lastly the axles in the trailing 25 degree down position on mini wheels gave about 16 18".
So the mini wheels without being able to move the axle position like on the dexter axle would only buy you 3" extra clearance, but being able to mount the axles straight up on mini wheels gives an extra 9 ish inches clearance over stock wheels at my normal ride height.
These measurements are without the body of the Boler
on the frame but they do give a good idea of the height flexibility that Flexiride axles can give if you have a low garage entrance like I do.