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Old 04-04-2018, 12:31 AM   #21
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That's great azadv ... I had very similar plans for our Axis but decided it simply wasn't built well enough to justify mods for long term uses. FWIW... long term RV ownership for us is about 5yrs and we were hoping for 10yrs this time around with the Axis but only made it a little over 2.5yrs Anyway... we enjoyed it for what it was and feel lucky to move on relatively issue free. Hope everything holds together for you!
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:04 PM   #22
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Did you check any Air lift kits?
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:04 PM   #23
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I second Weldtec lift kits

I installed a 4" Weldtec lift kit on my Thor 30D and have zero regrets.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:53 AM   #24
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Did you install it yourself?
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:19 PM   #25
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Did you install it yourself?
I'm local to Weldtec so I had them install mine.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:23 PM   #26
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Ok Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:50 PM   #27
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That's a small-enough error to not worry about!
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:52 AM   #28
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Curious how your mods have worked over time?

How is handling on road with the higher center of gravity?

Thank you.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:29 AM   #29
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Well I put 14k miles on the rig going to Alaska and then across to Maine and down the east coast then back to AZ. It’s more stable with the lift and new shocks and higher rated tires than stock. The before and after when driving it to San Diego from PHX to get the lift installed was night and day. It handled the Alaskan Hwy and everything else no prob. I wondered what everyone bitched about as far as the Alaska roads and I think it’s really the difference between a stock suspension and beefed up. I am really glad I spent the $ on it for that trip. I haven’t driven it much since October but am thinking of heading back to AK next year.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:32 AM   #30
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Thank you very much for the feedback. Glad to know it has worked well for you.

I was reading about lift and 4x4 and related mods that ujoint offroad does to Ford E series vans and motorhomes. They also report improved handling in spite of higher center of gravity.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:01 PM   #31
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The 5 Star tune folks claim the speedometer can be corrected with one of their tunes, you just need to give them some info on the new set up, which by the way, looks good.

But I wonder how the steering geometry and other handling aspects were affected with the lift kit, and taller tires.
I have been considering the Rickson tire upgrade in rim size, tire size, and enhanced load rating.
Their info shows that the overall tire height is nearly identical to the OEM tires/rims.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:23 PM   #32
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Few images from trip:



Soldotna on Kenai peninsula:


Homer AK:


Seward:




Rotating tires and changing oil in the Yukon:


Near Boston:


Rhode Island:


Pennsylvania:


Alabama (Barber Motorcycle Museum):


Dallas:
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:52 PM   #33
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Few images from trip:
Still need that google username and password except for one image.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:58 PM   #34
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Few images from trip:



Soldotna on Kenai peninsula:


Homer AK:


Seward:




Rotating tires and changing oil in the Yukon:


Near Boston:


Rhode Island:


Pennsylvania:


Alabama (Barber Motorcycle Museum):


Dallas:
you need to stay off the bike and hit the BB-Q... you need to put a couple pounds on....
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:24 AM   #35
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Still need that google username and password except for one image.
Dang it. Iíll fix when I get home from work tonight.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:37 AM   #36
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Dang it. Iíll fix when I get home from work tonight.
the one pic with you on the porch with a cowboy hat was up....now it's gone too...
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:40 AM   #37
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you're mod looks great, sure makes it beefy looking!
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:57 AM   #38
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LET's try this again...

Few images from 14K mile trip from AZ up the west coast to AK, East to Maine, then down to NC and back to AZ:

Start in AZ:


Vegas strip!:


Oregon Coast:


Giant Redwoods Oregon:


Customs Canada near Vancouver (bastards searched inside took everything out broke a drawer left shit everywhere, and grilled me in a room inside station):


Cassiar Hwy, BC:


Alaska!:


Soldotna on Kenai Peninsula, AK (solar worked AWESOME dry camping for 3 weeks, then later in trip):


Homer, AK:


Seward, AK:


Side trip to arctic Circle from Fairbanks on the Dalton Hwy (Alaska Pipeline):


Arctic Circle:


Rotating tires and changing oil in the Yukon near Whitehorse (on way back south):


One of the locals at Jasper National Park (AB Canada):


Wompatuck State Park SE of Boston:


George Washington campground Rhode Island:


Leveling the rig at French Creek State Park near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania:


Barber Motorcycle Museum, Alabama:


Downtown Dallas to visit Book Depository and grassy knoll
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:00 PM   #39
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Nice photos! Thank you.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:55 PM   #40
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Great photos, thanks. I cant wait to go on our first trip for 2019.
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