88 Jayco Popup lift kit??

Bug

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I just bought a 1988 Jayco (JayKing 6) pop-up tent camper in great condition. However, it does not have much clearance. So, I would like to know whether I can lift the box off of the axle 3-4". Does anyone have experience in putting a lift kit on one of these campers? Can you do it simply by placing blocks with a new "U" bolt. I have heard some say that you have to weld on a new "sub-frame" on a tent camper - is this true? Do some Jayco tent campers have an adjustment for ride-height that does not require a retrofit?

Finally - does raising the ride height of the box make the trailer less stable on the road?

Thanks in advance for any advice!! :approve:
 

Bug

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88 Jayco Popup lift kit??

I now have the answer to this post: For approximately $200, a welding shop will take off the existing axel and weld a new 3" tube in its place. They will then remount the axel on top of the new tube. That will raise the frame 3".

I still would appreciate any advise on whether or not lifting the frame effects the ride/stability of the camper?

Happy Camping :cool:
 
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