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Old 09-27-2019, 05:24 AM   #1
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Axle flip

Iím looking to flip my axle on my 2000 1950 for mor ground clearance, Does anyone know somewhere in NJ who does this work.?
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:46 AM   #2
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Kadco RV service on Rt. 130 in Robbinsville, NJ did mine. Ken is a good guy.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:36 AM   #3
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What did they charge to do it?
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:07 AM   #4
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In 2004, it cost $350 total. 3.5 hrs labor ($280) and $58 in parts, plus tax. If you call him, he can probably tell you the current cost. I also had to change to a double step to compensate for the extra height. That was a couple of hundred dollars as well. You can always just bring along a small step stool instead.
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:14 AM   #5
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Thankyou, that doesnt sound too bad
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it was worth it to me. I was dragging the sidewalk every time I backed into my driveway. The flip increased my clearance by 3 inches. Adding the double step made getting in and out a breeze. My third Sunline had the lift, but no double step. I bought an aluminum adjustable step stool from Amazon. It worked well. My newest Sunline has the double step.
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I just spoke to them, they said at least $1000 plus parts, yikes!
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I have a 1999 T-1950. Back in April, I paid $505 for inspection, wheel bearing repack and an axle flip here near Harrisburg PA.

It would have cost a bit more, but I had bought the flip kit intending to do it myself. Don't recall what the kit cost, but I think it was less than $100.
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That price is crazy. Parts are around $100. Labor is 3 hours or less. It seems like he just doesn't want to do it. Look around some more. Sorry for the bad tip.
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Thanks for the info, I found a trailer guy in OldBridge who said $200-$300
To do it, just wans to see it first.
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Will I have to get bigger wheels and tires.?
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No, though the added clearance would probably allow you to do that if you wish.

I detected no difference in handling after my flip--other than no more scraping on the dip in my driveway.
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But do take note of j52wf's comment regarding the entry step. If you're young and/or in decent shape, the increased height is no big deal.

But if you're not, or will have small kids climbing in & out, you should plan on dealing with that.
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We did the axle flip and suspension upgrade on our 2001 T2553 this Oct. It raised our trailer about 5 inches which made our one step entry a bit high. We're not youngsters so I set out to change the entry one step to a two step. First thing I ran into was step width. New 2 steps are 1-1/8 narrower. I cut old step out with a sawall leaving the old welded on side panels in place. That gave me a place to bolt on the steps. Of course having the new steps being narrower than old I made 3 spacers 2" x 3/8" x 12" out of flat stock. 2 spacers on 1 side a 1 spacer on other. Then bolted steps in with 8 grade bolts.
Steps are Hickory Springs Manual Pull-Out Steps - Double - 7" Drop/Rise - 24" Wide - Ridged Aluminum
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