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Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit

Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit

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Dexter Axle Accessories and Parts - K71-384-00

  • Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension
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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
  • U-bolt length: 5-1/8"


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

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   (190 Customer Reviews)


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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. 766504



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Great product. Nice quality. I put on a 2004 Starcraft pop up. The only thing I'd suggest is more pictures in the instructions or a video would be nice, regarding how the spacer bolts are placed, etc. I figured it out, but needed to Youtube to make sure a couple times. 511608


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A year later and a number of trips. Still holding up great and happy with the product
Barrett - 05/22/2019

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Kit arrived well packaged. Surprisingly quick to install on my 6x12 enclosed utility trailer. Using an air impact wrench to remove all the nuts from the old setup made for quick work. The instructions recommend removing one of the spring shackle bolts on both sides, but I found this unnecessary. I only removed the U bolts, then shifted the axle to the side until I could drop it under the spring, and then repeated on the other side. New U bolts and plates went on easily. I highly recommend this kit if the goal is added approach and departure clearance. Observations: 1) This kit raised the trailer 5 inches. Made a huge difference. 2) The instructions mention changing / adding bump stops to prevent spring damage from over-flexure. A little research points to 2.5 inches for maximum allowable axle travel, so I still have to source / fab ~4 inch tall bump stops (would be nice to have this all orderable from etrailer) 3) I am going to have the new spring seats welded to the axle tube as recommended, but only because I run brakes on this trailer and want to make sure the seats could handle the added torque of emergency braking. 88832



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Ordered kit on Wednesday at 6pm and received on Friday by noon. Unbelievable !!! Very easy to install. Completed change out in 2 hours. Got the results I was looking for. Raised camper 5 1/4 inches. Very pleased. Will continue to use and recommend Etrailer . 101935



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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. 637450



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Delivered promptly and exactly as descr ibed 704716



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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 711478



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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. 657328



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I rated this product five stars simply because of the service I got. I wrongly measured my axle and the product would not work for me which was no fault of the product or the company. When I ordered the product they did not have it in stock and I paid extra for two day delivery. I received an email explaining their lack of the product. Before I could contact them for a solution they called me. The lady on the phone was very apologetic, she refunded me my extra money paid for two day delivery and assured me the latest they would be shipping me the product was in four days. Turned out they must have got the product in earlier and they shipped the product overnight and I had the product in four days. Excellent service!! 491646



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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. 495328



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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. 508670



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I am so pleased with the order Really nice all parts there and w uhh th directions Thank you Chrissy for helping me select the right kit 519122



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Had to do some minor mods to install these on my travel trailer, but seeing as we were going to weld them in place all was good! Made it real easy to get things set up correctly. Great product! 526838


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Much nicer having the trailer up in the air a bit. The spring over conversion is one of the best mods I have done to the trailer and I highly recommend this kit...still 5 stars.
Bob B - 06/25/2019

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Great product!! Worked perfectly on my 2015 KZ Sportsmen Classic 16 BH. Before lift body @ 18" and top of wheel well @ 26.5" After lift body @ 23" and top of wheel well @ 31.5" Easy conversion with a little elbow grease. I did weld as suggested. 520734



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The Dexter trailer spring under kit is very simple to install, installed this along with the Dexter heavy duty shackle kit. The kit came with all the required hardware and included instructions. The quality of the hardware was a step above that which came on the trailer when it was purchased. The Dexter spring under kit along with the the Dexter heavy duty shackle kit provided approximately 5" of lift on each corner of the trailer. 465498



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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. 256979



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Easy to install. Resolved an issue where the tire was rubbing the fender wells. 125635


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I installed this over a year ago and it resolved the issue with the fenders rubbing the tire. I haul a 4 seater razor. There is no trailer sway and it tows great. A great buy.
Michael P - 04/16/2015

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Ridicules ! I made this purchase with the hopes that all would be well. Once the item arrived I was met with a box that had been previously been open and I was missing parts of course! Called customer service and was promptly told that the items would be shipped next day! Well when I followed up withe trailer the next day, I was told that it would be over a month before I got the hardware to complete my job! Well that was ridicules, right? Here I am with my utility trailer taken apart in my driveway and told that I would have to wait a month, wrong! So I had to drive around looking for the hardware to complete me job, pay 20 bucks out of my pocket so I would not have to wait a month. So to you etrailer NEVER AGAIN! 510086



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I was a bit hesitant about flipping my axle, but I was tired of dragging the rear every time I pulled out or into a drive. The instruction "SUGGEST" welding the spring perches. I would suggest that be mandatory, especially on a drop axle like mine. I watched the video on how to install this and threw the instructions away. It was just that easy to install. The hardest part was dragging the axle out to the welder. If you need a few extra inches of height, I would strongly suggest flipping your axle with these. The parts were not cheap stuff and after I got them installed they worked great. 394944



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Very easy to install , took me two hours from start to finish , I welded the new spring perch onto the axle instead of using only the rod coupling spacer , I thought it would be stronger . Camper was too low when I backed it up my hill at the house , this gives me 4 1/2 inched more clearance .Very pleased with the kit , and the service or E trailer !!!! 547546



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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. 55600



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This over-under conversion kit worked out great for my 5th wheel trailer to meet up with my truck height. The kit got here quick, I already had the trailer ready for the conversion kit to be installed when it arrived, so all I had to do is put the axles underneath the springs and assemble the kit together to the trailer according to its instructions, and this really made a difference, now my 5th wheel trailer is at the height it needs to be with my truck and it now clears the bed sides of the truck a whole lot better for traveling. Thank You, etrailer 597251



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We take our 20 foot camper trailer dry camping and the clearance has been marginal for the roads we go on. The main problem has been that the black/gray water outlets hang about 8" above the ground and are easy targets for rocks and ruts. We got the Dexter Over-Under conversion kit to provide a bit more clearance. As others point out, it installs quickly even for non mechanical types like me. I got it done in an afternoon. The pictures provided by e-trailer are invaluable. Also invaluable was a handy man jack. The only problem I encountered is that the spring bolts did not come out easily. Turns out that for my trailer they are press-fit and need a bit of hammering. I got about 5" of additional ground clearance. 221096



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I've been a long time customer of etrailer.com and have been very happy with their excellent customer service and prompt shipping. This review in no way reflects on etrailer.com but is focused on the product K71-384-00 from Dexter Axle. The kit arrived well packaged and in the original Dexter box. However, upon examining the contents, it was apparent the parts had been used before. The instruction sheet was badly soiled and torn. There were scratches on the tie plates and the small parts bag had been torn open. The more critical concern is that the u-bolts were a smaller gauge than my existing u-bolts. The tie plates were a bit narrower as well. In my opinion, the only useful parts out of this kit are the two spring seats and the four coupler nuts that go with them. My existing u-bolts are the same length as the Dexter kit's u-bolts but the gauge is slightly larger. So, I will use my existing u-bolts, nuts, and tie plates as they should be stronger. I believe Dexter should offer a kit with only the spring seats and coupler nuts. This would save the customer the unneeded expense of paying for parts that are not necessary. I scanned the etrailer.com web site but could not find such a product available. 384133



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This product worked wonders!! The camper was literally rubbing the wheel well! Highly recommend this!! 613861


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