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Old 06-10-2019, 05:16 AM   #1
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Red face Aspen Trail 1600 sits too low in back

I recently acquired a barely used Aspen Trail 1600 RB single axle 21 ft travel trailer. I pull it with a 2014 Silverado 1500. When towing the front is higher than the back and my scissors lift supports sit only about 8 inches from the ground. I bottom out often and contact the ground unless I am very careful about dips. It makes travel over any kind of uneven ground for off road camping impossible. Would the Dexter over/under kit help lift the rear end at least 2-3 inches? thanks in advance. I am new to RVing and feel like an invalid.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:30 AM   #2
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I recently acquired a barely used Aspen Trail 1600 RB single axle 21 ft travel trailer. I pull it with a 2014 Silverado 1500. When towing the front is higher than the back and my scissors lift supports sit only about 8 inches from the ground. I bottom out often and contact the ground unless I am very careful about dips. It makes travel over any kind of uneven ground for off road camping impossible. Would the Dexter over/under kit help lift the rear end at least 2-3 inches? thanks in advance. I am new to RVing and feel like an invalid.
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Need to either drop your hitch height or flip the trailer axle. For best towing you really should have the trailer sitting as close to level as possible.

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Welcome to dutchmenowners.org. Aaron has it pegged.
Assuming you have a hitch receiver on your tow vehicle (TV), you can frequently find a hitch with a drop leg that will put the ball hitch at the necessary height to level your travel trailer (TT). Check out a local tractor store Amazon.com, Etrailer.com or TT/RV lot store.
Other methods include hitches with adjustable height.
Feel free to add your TT and TV make and models to your profile and possibly to your signature line. Pictures are always appreciated.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:59 PM   #4
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Equal-i-zer hitches come with built in height adjustment. Plus sway and weight distribution.

https://www.equalizerhitch.com/how-equalizer-works


Having a trailer bottoming out would drive me crazy!


Good luck.
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