Hello. New to the forum, first post. Did some searching around and did not see a post for a comparison like this, just some lifting with a new torsion axle
... if there is, then sorry.
Now to my issue. Recently picked up a 2006 Scamp
TV currently is a 99 Ram 2500 Diesel 4x4. Thinking about downsizing to an older Tundra though.
Regardless which one of the two vehicles, trailer will need some lift, so much seems to be clear from my research.
Question is, how do I get lift the easiest way / cheapest way?
I'm already more / less sold
on up-sizing from the 13 inch wheels to 15 inch. The tires
currently on the trailer are trashed (was scary towing it home), so since I have to get new ones anyways it should be worth the $ to pay for some new basic steel rims as well. Going up 2 inches in wheel size should give me 1 inch in lift, right?
Now 1 inch won't do the trick, regardless which truck I will use and I realize that it will maybe need a little lift anyways to accommodate the larger wheel size. So when researching I found 3 different options so far, and I'd like advise which one is the easiest / cheapest to achieve (my guess is option 1), while keeping in mind flexibility in case my TV changes or I sell the trailer at some point
1. I will have to confirm again tonight, but if I remember right, when I looked under the trailer a few weeks ago, the axle
seems to be welded on, not bolted on, otherwise I'd use this Scamp (Dexter Torflex #9) Axle Lift Kit
That means I will have to order a new axle
, from what I read a Dexter Torsion axle with more downward angle to provide lift. Then go to a trailer shop to cut off the hold axle and install this new bolt on axle. Is that correct? Anything I'm forgetting / you can add? As far as flexibility goes, this seems to be a set option, I get one height and that's it... and that is the point that makes this less appealing.
2. Going on the assumption that the old axle has to be cut off, I could seems like I could put a Axle-Less Trailer Suspension - 4" Lift Spindle I found here Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension - 4" Lift Spindle - Regular Tires - 2,000 lbs Timbren Trailer Axles ASR2KHDS04
on it. Anybody ever used on of these? Seems like there would be some possible height adjustment?
3. And lastly, I have read some stuff about people using air suspension / air ride (air bags) to lift their trailer. Is that just nuts?
Thanks for your feedback