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Old 04-22-2019, 05:44 PM   #1
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Axle flip

Hey fellow campers, has anyone done a axle flip on a t2570 ? I dont believe I have straight axles they look like they bend up to connect to hubs . I was wondering if all I have to do is flip them 180 degrees .
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The drop axles need to stay in that position, but a flip is from over the springs to under. There is a flip kit that includes the hardware, it is an easy process, but requires a bit of welding to attach the new spring seats.
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Ok I am glad I asked . thank you for the help it is much appreciated.
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Many on the forum have done the "axle flip" on their campers. There is nothing special to the T2570 that would make your different then other floor plans in the same weight class camper.

Your camper should have qty. 2 3,500# axles, (7,000# GVWR) is that correct? If so, that should be a 2 3/8" axle tube. And yes they are what we call a "drop axle"

Here is the kit Tod is talking about. Scroll down to the "K71-384-00: Over/Under Conversion Kit"
http://www.dexteraxle.com/products/s...s/leaf-springs

Heads up, make sure you get the 2 3/8" tube kit and not the 3" tube kit as the 3" kit is for larger axles and will not work on your smaller one.

Here is link to Etrailer with a lot of great pics of this over/under kit installed on a drop axle. https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...71-384-00.html

It is actually an over, under switch and not really the nickname, "axle flip"

When I buy Dexter parts, I check at least these 4 places once I know the part numbers I'm looking for. Some have free shipping, others you pay. So it is out the door cost. I have had good experience from all these suppliers. They are all neck and neck on cost. Some local trailer parts shops may have the kits too.

Etrailer https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...71-384-00.html

RV Upgrades https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Dexte...-p/46-3210.htm

Eastern Marine https://www.easternmarine.com/dexter...kit-k71-384-00

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-K71384...r=8-1-fkmrnull

Here is one of many links on Sunline club doing the over/under conversion, in this case on a cargo trailer but is has good pics that will be comparable.
Dexter Axle Over-Under Conversion Kit

There are 2 things to realize with all the height gain.

1. Odds are high you will need some kind of extra entry step into the camper. The jump is sort of too much without it.

2. You will have to readjust your WD hitch and may have to get a new hitch shank to account for the added height.

I think in no. 2 you are asking in the towing section on getting a WD hitch, so when that comes up, let us know as it could affect with WD shank you get.

Hope this helps

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Anyone ever want to go back and undo the Axle Flip?
To much wind resistance, sway problems, etc....
Or is it all good!!! Thanks
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Undo? We were a house divided, did the switch on T1950. I actually do most of the driving when towing, 5 states. There is a difference in feel of TT following behind. Our WD was also moved up one hole, I wonder if it could take a move up one more hole. Will be reviewing that this weekend.

Before we have towed with full water tank which for us is behind axles, going to try full tank to help decide if that was part of the change in preceived minor change before raising ball any higher as ground measuring is O.k. We use one sway bar.

New clearance is wonderful, no more digging of rear bumper even in our yard. With the spare tire also making a furrow. Use an adjustable platform step.

On a solid surface parking pad, the small sized stabilizers don't quite give us that stable feel parked now. I hope to try between the tires X in the next weeks.

IMHO, my observation to date was closer to porpoising (minor) we have terrible roads but ones we had traveled local before. Center of gravity has changed, those full circle without banking exit ramps..oh yes, I slow down..not worth it!

There is a thread about changing the drop axles to straight, you might want to investigate that avenue.
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Anyone ever want to go back and undo the Axle Flip?
To much wind resistance, sway problems, etc....
Or is it all good!!! Thanks
A lot of folks here have done it, and I've never heard one person say they would go back. I love the idea of a low slung trailer, but in practice flipped is way more practical.
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