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Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit

Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit

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Moves your trailer's leaf springs to the top of your axle with this kit. For 2-3/8" diameter axles and works with double-eye leaf springs only. Call 800-298-1624 to order Dexter Axle accessories and parts part number K71-384-00 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Dexter Axle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Moves your trailer's leaf springs to the top of your axle with this kit. For 2-3/8" diameter axles and works with double-eye leaf springs only.


Features:

  • Fits 2-3/8" axle
  • Allows moving trailer leaf springs to top of axle
    • For use with double-eye springs only
  • Sleeve bolts allow the setup to install level
  • Includes:
    • (2) Spring Seat
    • (8) Nut
    • (4) U-Bolt
    • (2) Tie Plate
    • 4 Nut couplings
  • U-bolt length: 5-1/8"


K71-384-00 Dexter Axle Over/Under Conversion Kit

Item # K71-384-00

Installation Details K71-384-00 Installation instructions



Video of Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Dexter Axle Trailer Suspension - Leaf Spring Suspension - K71-384-00 Review

Male Speaker: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Dexter trailer springs over/under conversion kit. This conversion kit is designed to fit 2-3/8 inch diameter axles. It's going to allow you to move the trailer release springs to the top of the axle without having to change the correct orientation of the axle. This is going to help with leveling your trailer. It's going to help wheel well clearance, and it also adds some height to prevent dragging, dipping, and bottoming out. One kit is going to come with enough components for one axle, so one kit per axle.

This is designed for use with double-eye springs only. The unit's going to include two spring seats. These are going to sit on top of your axle. It's going to come with eight nuts. It's going to come with four u-bolts. Two tie-down plates, the tie-down plates sit on top of your release springs once you have them moved to the top of the axle.

It's got the holes in it, that way the u-bolts can wrap around the axle and come up through the plate. You can secure it by installing the included nuts. It's going to come with the spacer nuts. These are going to allow the setup to install level. Basically, you would have one spring seat on top of the axle, then your old spring seat would still be under the axle. The spacer nut is going to fill that gap between the two spring seats.

You would place this on until it makes contact with the bottom spring seat. Then what you would need to do, which is highly recommended from the manufacturer, is tack weld this to the axle. That's the only welding that's required, or highly recommended, that you tack weld this to the axle. Then you can finish the tightening process or any minimal adjustments simply using a wrench. The u-bolt length on the unit is going to measure 5-1/8th of an inch. Everything that you see here on the table is included.

It's also going to come with some detailed installation instructions to help with the installation process. This is a bolt on installation, but again because there is a little bit of highly recommended tack welding that needs to take place, we can't say that it's a fully bolt on installation. Overall, it's a nice unit. We're looking at all steel components, and it's going to last a long time. This is going to allow you to move the trailer release springs to the top of the axle without having to change the correct orientation of your axle. This is really going to come in handy when it comes to leveling the trailer, gaining some extra wheel well clearance, and trying to add some clearance to prevent those situations where you may be dragging, dipping, or bottoming out. That's going to do it for today's look at the Dexter trailer springs over-under conversion kit.


Customer Reviews

Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit - K71-384-00

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (249 Customer Reviews)

Moves your trailer's leaf springs to the top of your axle with this kit. For 2-3/8" diameter axles and works with double-eye leaf springs only.

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Over the years, my 15ft Sunline had been dragging at times, wheels wearing into the sides and tops of the wheel wells. With the help of etrailer my mechanic and I found the axle kit, bolts, and supplies to put the springs over the axle and make everything really solid. What a blessing, finally I was able to seal the wheel wells and indeed all the perimeter frame tightly. ( We also used angle stock to strengthen the whole frame) Finally I have a trailer that does not leak and is dust free inside after each trip. I used over 40 tubes of GE silicone sealant in sealing up all the leaks; for they were wide cracks; followed with Dyco 20/20 sealer several coats over the wheel wells.


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One year later the trailer still tracks well behind the vehicle without wheel bounce or scraping that it had before.
Herbert E - 04/24/2021


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I needed to make an already well built Iron Eagle trailer into an off-road, wood hauling, camping gear carrying trailer that can go wherever my rig can. With a pair of General Grabber ATs and the lift it was a success.



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We modified a client's newly acquired Flagstaff pop-up to better handle off-road camping. This kit made the process simple, reliable and inexpensive. We opted to remove the original spring perches and weld on new (and shock mounts) but the kit allowed for simple bolt on. The customer had us winterize the camper, as part of the service we checked tires, bearings and axles....the U-bolts and mounts all looked fantastic.



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Everything fit perfectly on the axle flip kit. Since this is going on a new. Trailer th u bolts and spring plates were probably not necessary. Haven't started on the steps yet, it looks like I will have to move the supports farther apart as it is wider than the double step it is replacing.


Comments
Used this kit on a 26 camper that was constantly dragging the rear stabilizer jack. It was fairly easy to install, did it myself in a day. It added about 5 clearance and has not drug since. It didnt affect the way the trailer tows, have pulled it to campgrounds 300 miles away without problems.
George L - 02/23/2021


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We have order from etrailer before and had no issues with this type of kit. This time a few parts were missing in our axle kit. We contacted Becky on a Saturday and she promised to work with the manufacturer of the kit first thing Monday to resolve the issue, and she did. The parts shipped Monday and we received them the next day!! This allowed us to finish the installation on time for going out of town. Awesome customer service!! Thank you and God bless


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After installation this axle kit has worked perfectly. I would but this again
Dave - 10/02/2020


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Great conversion kit, easy to get the plates lined up perfectly. I welded the new saddles onto the axle and welded the nuts to the bolts so there is zero chance of anything moving. Having the plates held in perfect position while welding made it simple. Solved the "dragging wheels problem" without having to cut off and reweld the fenders (which had been welded without enough clearance to the tires at the factory.)



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Extremely Satisfied. This fit my travel trailers axels perfectly. I achieved the height that I was needing. The install was straight forward and not hard or complicated at all. For me, I had to have the travel trailer completely raised and both axels off at the same time.This released the tension on the springs. Use the center links to dismount the axels. NOTHING needs to be pounded out. I had no need to call for advise or technical assistance. Bottom line, excellent product, easy to install and very affordable for a DYI'er. Project was a 2005 24 foot Gulfstream with the Drexel axles.



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Excellent product! Everything needed is included. After reading online, we decided to have the spring seats welded to the axle tube to ensure they didn't have any chance of ever moving. The amount of lift this flip kit provided was perfect. We drove over many areas (honestly, most often entry/exit aprons in hilly towns) where the trailer would certainly have been scraping the ground without this kit. With it, we had no concerns!! Our skid bars are pristine. And But 15,000 miles later over every conceivable type of terrain on a single-axle, 4000 lb travel trailer, all is well! It does decrease gas mileage by 1-2 mpg, and I would not recommend driving the trailer across steep slopes (left to right...up/down is fine....and it's not a good idea to drive across steep slopes even without a lift). But otherwise, it essentially towed the same.



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Worked awesome and allowed me to put 31” tires on my trailer for off road camping. Much easier than I thought to install.


Comments
1 year later and the axle kit has allowed me to go on some pretty tough trails. Pulls really nice, and is very stable.
Off R - 03/23/2021


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High quality product. Straight toward install and has held up very well. Installed in a driveway in a few hours. I installed this kit on my 1974 komfort camper last year and have put highway and dirt road miles on it since. I take it elk hunting and get into some tight rough situations and haven't had any issues. It gave the camper just the right amount of clearance and it pulls level behind my Tundra with a curt anti sway stabilizer hitch. Before this kit my campers ground clearance was awful and I was always worried about puncturing my holding tank. This product fixed that problem.



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Needed to lift my 2015 Pacific Coachworks trailer as it dragged the hitch and bumper . Easy install DIY for me as I am Handy. Took the entire day, taking my time for measurements. Had to jack up the trailer quite high, 2 feet lots of cribbing. I had a wire feed welder and tacked the brackets to the axle. Gained over 4+ inches. Never drags anywhere now even offroad. Tows no different, with my Fastway e-2 10k hitch. Before and after pics.



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This kit does exactly what it advertises. Gave me 4 1/2 in of lift. It is very straightforward to install. The only difficult part was getting the trailer up on jack stands. Make sure you do it on level ground, it makes jacking it much easier. I also had an issue with not having enough spacer nuts. I actually bought two kits and both only had 2 nuts and 4 are needed. There is no packing list so use the picture in the etrailer ad. etrailer was great about making it right.



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Perfect fit! I put this kit on my K-Z sportsmen classic camper. Like I said it was a perfect easy fit. Jacking the camper up took the longest. The kit says you can just bolt it on but we welded to be extra safe. I also went from an 13inch tire to a 14inch tire. Also upgraded to a load D tire. With the tires and axle flip I gained 6 extra inches. It now fits my truck perfect and the better tires made it way more stable. Would highly recommend. I was also quoted $130 for a similar kit by my local RV service garage. Buy this to save the money. Even if you get this and need to pay someone to do the recommended welds it’s going to save you money. I’ll include some before and after pictures.



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Quick shipping. Great kit, was done in about 4.5 hours including welding the brackets and the leveling nuts. I have flipped axels before without this kit, and thought I would try it. Love it. Added about 5.5 inches which was needed since i dont camp in parks. This was installed on a Mallard 24C. Didnt have to cut brake wires as i got a model that they had spare inches of wire. Do yourself a favor and get new bushing sleeves for the springs and drop them. Makes it so much easier.



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All parts are in box. I watched a few videos and it actually went really well. Instead of tacking I put a full weld on. Raised my camper a solid 6 to 8 inches. People complain about the u bolts being smaller but the u bolts no longer support the weight and the need for larger bolts no longer exist when putting the axle under the spring vs above. Very satisfied. Took 5 hours including lunch break and painting.



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I ordered this kit to keep my 19' Coleman tent trailer from dragging the rear bumper on direveway approaches. Install was super simple, finished everything in about 40 minutes. I gained about 5 inches of added height. I chose to not tack weld the perches in case the next owner doesn't like the height. No problems with a few thousand miles of rough roads. Highly recommended.



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It took me 1.5 hours from start to finish, including clean-up, to install this kit. The instructions were simple and easy to follow, but remove the old u-bolts, plates and nuts - reassemble immediately for a reference of how the new bolts and plates go on (just upside down instead). I got a 5" lift as a result of using this kit. Currently, I am only using the nuts and spacing bolts but plan on getting the spring seats welded at some point. etrailer.com delivered them quickly, with great communication throughout the process.



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Excellent parts and customer service. I got exactly what I needed to complete my trailer upgrade. The order was shipped out extremely fast!



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Thank you Etrailer. I received my spring conversion kits ahead of time and there was great communication along the delivery process. Mark



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Working great on my RV trailer. Gave me enough lift to get into those tough to reach places for a week of hunting big game without wrecking my RV trailer. Pretty easy to install. Did it in my driveway with help from my hunting partner in about 4 hours on two axles.



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Excellent quality, and exactly what I needed. Installation was very easy--took about 2 hours start to finish, and I wasn't rushing.


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This is still working great after a year. I had to build a small step for the trailer stairs so I didn’t have a giant last step getting out in the mornings, but no more clearance issues. Pulls great, even at 80 mph speed limit out here in spots. Still highly recommended.
Jason M - 01/29/2021


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I gave a 5 star even though there were Dingle berries on the radius cut outs. They chipped off easy enough, but I used to weld for a living. Also I used my old spring plate along with yours so that the spring was sandwiched between them. That way the radius on the plate still worked with the spring. Everything fit great and was as simple as could be. Great product and I could not make them cheaper or better.



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Fast shipping. Parts as described. I liked a feature of this kit iver cheaper kits. This kit has bolts welded to the new spring seats and long nuts to space the new seats from the old seats for install. After install this feature will also increase safety by distributing stress between the new and remaining old spring seat. I think this kit will provide a very safe and stable axle mounting.



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The kid did a wonderful job. Raised the fifth wheel level with my truck and travels easier.



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The kit is designed well. It was easy to install and the adjusting bolts made it easy to make the plates parallel. I welded the plates in position because it was a dual axel trailer that exerts a lot of sideways force in a sharp turn. The only negative I have is It took a long time to replace missing pieces( two adjusting bolts)


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    We do have over-under conversion kits from Dexter Axle that you can install on your trailer. Part # K71-384-00 is for a 2-3/8" axle while part # K71-385-00 is for a 3" axle. These kits allow you to move your axle from being above your leaf spring stack to under it. This means that the height gained will be equal to the diameter of your axle plus the height of your spring stack. Something else you may be interested in adding are some skid wheels like part # UF48-979021 (Qty 1). This...
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    What you can try doing, if you haven't already, is adjusting your pin box to the highest bolt and then adjusting the head height on your B&W hitch the same amount. This will lower the nose of your trailer some but still maintain the trailer being level. Aside from that, there are a few modifications that you can do to your trailer to help with the height. You can use an over-under kit like the Dexter # K71-384-00 for a 2-3/8" diameter axle, or Dexter # K71-385-00 for a 3" diameter axle....
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