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How to Raise the Height of a 5th Wheel Trailer with 3 Inch Diameter Axles

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I need a spring seat for a 3inch Dexter axle. I need to raise up my trailer up to give me more clearance in the wheel wells of my 5th wheel travel trailer. I want to know if you stock a spring seat that would provide me with and additional 1 1/2inch clearance. Thanks

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I do have options for you but we do not have spring seats that would raise the height of your trailer. The spring seat we have for a 3" diameter axle is part # TRSS300 which is standard height. With that being said, a taller spring seat will only raise the height of a trailer if the leaf spring is above the trailers axle. If the leaf spring is below the trailers axle then a taller spring seat would actually lower the height of your trailer.

Using taller spring seats are never recommended as a solution to lift the height of a trailer. Instead, we recommend you flip the axle or install taller leaf spring hangers. If the axle on your trailer is above the leaf spring then I recommend the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit part # K71-385-00.

If the axle on your trailer is below the leaf spring then I recommend installing taller leaf spring hangers. If you can tell me the width of your current leaf springs in addition to the height of the hangers you have installed, I will be glad to recommend a taller set for you but I have attached our selection of leaf spring hangers in the meantime.

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