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Old 01-11-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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Hooking up next Friday regardless of weather- the axles are getting flipped! WOO HOO! The only package store in our immediate area with abundant parking has a serious incline to the entrance- grounded out the skidbars last year- well NO MORE of that!

Then I think that a stop at the local wash will be made (weather permitting of course).

I'm glad to hear you're happy with the Prodigy! Tekonsha does make good stuff....
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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the axles are getting flipped! WOO HOO!
I am interested to hear how the 'axle flipping' goes. My only complaint is how low my 2553 sits. I know it has its advantages, but sometimes I wish it were a little higher.

I would love to know the details around how extensive of mod this is.

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Old 01-11-2008, 09:15 PM   #3
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There's some info on it in the modifications area here.

I am having it done at a trailer manufacturer/ repair shop I found through the Dexter axle website- they're a Dexter dealer, and been in business since 1970, with a good reputation. I was quoted a price between 3 and 4 hundred, soup to nuts, so I figure that while I can do the work, why bother? The only place I have to work on it is my dad's driveway (the tools don't fit in our place)- and I would need to buy another set of jackstands, plus parts, and time. The best quote I got from a camper dealer locally (and a couple said they weren't equipped to do it- no welding or whatever) was $550.....so this may be a way for others to save money too.

I'll take you do it for $350, Alex!

I took a photo last week of the camper sitting by itself in the storage yard, and there is the one below of when we moved into the new...and I'll update once I get a good one of it completed.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:16 PM   #4
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For my thoughts; I love my Prodigy. I thought about taking my outfit for a ride this weekend, but it's not high on the priority list (DW's) due to family issues.

Mooney, I'm glad to hear you're getting your axles flipped ; that's a future mod/dream of mine too!
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:26 AM   #5
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Got a question. Do any of you that are flipping your axles have the Alko rbber ride suspension? I think flipping my axles would be a huge improvement, as I drag quite often. It sure would make it easier getting in & up my driveway. When I look at the design of my axles, they don't look flip-able. But, more like they would require an additional spacer between the axle and frame of the trailer

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Hey Kitty, we have the rubber ride axles, and we dont fit in with the regular axles when they talk about flipping them.

What they did to lift mine was add some square stock between the frame and the axles so the coach would sit higher. It looks like it would be a pretty easy job for anyone who has access to a welder and a few jacks.







While we're talking about the rubber ride axles, I'll relate a little story that I was going to put in it's own thread, but I'll just post it here.

The other day Cindy and I were packing up to move to a new location, and I was doing my once over of the inside stuff. I set down a half full can of Coke on the table, and forgot it.

We drove a few hundred miles before we pulled over for the day. I was both shocked and amazed that when I opened the door back up at the end of the day, the half full can was still sitting in the same spot on the table!! !! Now that's a smooth ride!!

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:50 PM   #7
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Raced outside just now to beat the darkness, here is a pic of my axle:




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Old 01-13-2008, 05:11 PM   #8
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Pat,

That's bloody amazing! I can't even keep a glass from spilling when I walk !

Kitty,

That looks like a pretty easy mod for a welder- I would try a trailer repar or welding shop before an RV store though- they should be able to fix you up real quick (unless there's an experienced RV store near you). Looks like angle iron and square steel to your desired height.

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Axle Flipping

For Partimcmpr,

I had the axles "flipped" on my 2553. I was dragging on my driveway and in and out of some gas stations. My trailer repair shop charged me approximately $250 to do my axles including the kit from Dexter. I haven't dragged since. It added enough clearance, 4 inches, to clear most obstacles. I think the cost was well worth it.

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Looks like I may have to add the axle-flip to my wish list. They say 'timing is everything'. I will have to bring this one up with the DW right after we drag somewhere!

Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:54 PM   #11
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Photos should be up tomorrow from yesterday's flip-job.

Price ran over a bit due to the fact they had to rewire the brakes because the wires were too short- but they redid ALL the wires, not just a "clip and patch".

Freakin' sweet dudes! There's no WAY I'll be dragging now- nearly 5" of uptravel.... I'll post under "mods" with a new topic.

Unfortunately due to shop rules I wasn't allowed in the "secret chamber" to photo as it happened, but the outcome is SWEET.

Until tomorrow,

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