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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 - K71-385-00


Features:

  • Allows moving leaf trailer springs to top of axle
    • For use with double-eye springs only
  • Fits 3" axle
  • Sleeve bolts allow the setup to install level
  • Includes:
    • (2) Spring Seats
    • (8) 3/8" Nuts
    • (4) Steel spacer nuts
    • (4) 7" Long x 4-1/16" wide x 3/8" diameter U-Bolts
    • (2) Tie Plates


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K71-385-00 Dexter Axle Over/Under Conversion Kit



K71-385-00 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details K71-385-00 Installation instructions



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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 - K71-385-00 Review

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 3 inch diameter axles. It's going to allow you to move the the trailer loose 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 with wheel well clearance. 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 is going to include 2 spring seats. These are going to sit on top of your axle. It's going to come with 8 nuts. You're going to get 4 U bolts, 2 tie down plates.

The tie down plates are going to sit on top of your loose springs once you have them moved to the top of the axle. It does have all the holes in it, that way the U bolts can wrap around the axle and come up through the plate. Then, you would secure it by installing the included nuts. It's going to come with the spacer nuts. These are going to allow the set up to install level.

Basically, you would have 1 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 the gap between the 2 spring seats, so they thread on to the bolts that are welded on to your new seats right here. Again, it's going to fill the gap between the 2 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 you would tack weld this to the axle to prevent the axle from slipping.

Then, you can finish the tightening process or make any minimal adjustments simply by using a wrench. Everything that you see here on the table is included. It's going to come with detailed installation instructions as well to help walk you through the installation process step by step. It is a bot on installation with some recommended tack welding. Overall, it's a nice unit. We're looking at all steel components, so nice, strong, durable design. Again, this kit is designed to allow you to move the trailer loose springs to the top of the axle without having to change the correct orientation of the axle. Again, it's going to help level the trailer. It's going to help gain some extra wheel well clearance, and it's going to help 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 - K71-385-00

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)


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Part was good, however I sold trailer before I installed the parts. Would shop again. 404682



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Worked great 31inch tires on trailer for mountain roads. 409627



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If you find you've bought a trailer from someone and found you didn't look at it close enough before you bought it and find the axels are upside down, this is a great fix. Nice kit at a good price and fast shipping. Thanks etrailer. 347429



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Kit arrived missing all but 2 of the ubolt nuts. No biggie, had some on hand. Went to install ubolts and they were too short. Bought new ones. Went to use top plate and it was too narrow. Had to make new ones. Only thing I used was the axle perches... Which you can buy anywhere. Total waste of money. Make your own kit like I ended up doing. 225292



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I have a 99 cummins with 35s and a 5 inch lift. My 5th wheel now sits level and I even raised the king pin up another hole. I'd definitely buy this again 252516



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arrived in 4 days installing this weeke nd 207257



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Haven't installed yet but looks good in the box and I know anything from dexter is good stuff so I'm not sweating it.... 116030


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Very happy with the product. Trailer toes so much better not that its level with my truck. The extra clearance helps a lot to when towing off-road to the remoter camp spots we like .

Dan a - 02/07/2015

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After buying a new truck I discovered that my 5th wheel was going to be too low to pull level. after doing some research I found your product which was what I was looking for. I ordered it and in 2 days it was delivered . Every thing went well in installing . The only problem I encountered was the plates did not contain a place to mount my shocks, after doing a little modifying I was able to use my old plates on top of the new ones and mount my shocks. Perhaps you could provide a plate that would have the hole for shocks. 107458


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Very well no problems

K71-385-00 K - 11/15/2014

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Used two kits on a 10k equipment trailer, with 2, 6k lbs axles. The trailer is an Appalachian 16ft with drop down axles and scrapes coming in and out of my driveway badly. It’s used from equipment hauling to mulch and stone. I had to reuse the old plates. The ones provided were’nt wide enough to accommodate the springs by about 1/4- 1/2inch, although they seemed slightly more robust. I also added washers to the u-bolt nuts. Otherwise I would’ve rated it a 5. I followed the instructions and tack welded the new spring seats in place. Each trailer is different, so as a general kit, this worked very well and I would recommend it. This one actually gave me more clearance than I wanted. I didn’t actually measure spring seat to spring, but I estimate on a 3 inch axle it gave me 5-6 inches of lift. All said and done I feel comfortable that it will safely handle a 10k lbs load. 540073



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Contacted Jennifer at 4 PM on a Wednesday informing her that I ordered the wrong size axle spring conversion kit. I asked if she could do her best to get it to me as soon as possible. Whatever she did, it was on my porch by 8 AM the next morning. Job Well Done. Will use again 458459



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Would have given 5 stars except that one of the kits was provided with the wrong size nuts for the u bolts. Luckily, I was able to utilize a set of my origional u bolts which are better quality than what was provided with the kit. 252187



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I have ordered from etrailer in the past and have always been pleased. I ordered the items the evening of 25 Oct 2018 and received them 27 Oct 2018 and my order was with free shipping. Normally company's that offer free shipping tend to set these orders on the back burner to ship out products where customers pay for the shipping. This wasn't the case with etrailer and I will continue to do business with them. 578232



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Fast shipping, great product that installed without a hitch. Worked great. 364542



- K71-385-00
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It went together fine, lifted the trailer bed a good 5-6 inches off the tires and looks strong; time will tell. First picture is BEFORE, 2nd pic is AFTER 414071



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Product is well designed. The ability to install on a 3" axle without welding is a plus. 2 guys, a floor jack and 2 jack stands along with the proper tools and 2 hours to install complete. Left trailer attached to the truck and lifted the rear to make the conversion. What a breeze. 234865



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Great do-it-yourself kit. Worth the mon ey. 130056


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Quality product without any problems! recommended

Mac - 05/12/2015

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Received the package on Friday afternoon. Reviewed the instructions and postings @ E-Trailer. Pulled the trailer up in front of the house at 0930 Saturday morning and drove it away about 4pm. The biggest time killeer was as others have mentioned getting the 11,000 pound trailer up high enough and safe enough to do the job. Thanks for checking up on me. 135664



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The husband used this to flip the axle on our fifth wheel. The fifth wheel was an older model (2007) and the king pin was too short to ride level with our 2014 3/4 ton truck (bed was too high) and I didn't want the truck lowered. It road nose high with the back end scraping on driveways and such. So the axle was flipped which raised the trailer about 4" overall. The trailer was perfectly level with the truck. There are you tube video's showing how this is done. The husband has had to tighten these three times this year (he checks it every time we take the trailer out). We could not find anyone to weld this on for us. And I don't weld, but whatever. It works without welding. Pictures aren't great but it gives you an idea how these have held up. 269201



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Have not built a trailer in 30 years. This is apicture of the one i built for good friend. This turn out very nice, heavy duty . All suspension and lights came from E-Trailer . This is the best place to buy and get information. Thank you, Ed. 328968



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Easy way to get more ground clearance for things like mounted jacks. Easy to install. Good product. Raised my travel.trailer 5 1/2". Enough to stop the rear from dragging. 86965


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Working out as intended.

Matt B - 07/01/2014

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Received the product on the day specified at 4 p.m. installed in less than 2 hours ....great product 633582



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Excellent service received just what I ordered in a timely manner 595597



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Been great for a year now! Install went easy and is still working great. Ended up welding the purches onto the axle tubes like recommended in directions 565961



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The products I ordered were high quality, and the service was excellent. I placed the order on Monday morning, and they shipped it before noon. I received the items on Wednesday at 2:00 PM. You can't get any better than that! 564755



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Great product. Better yet, etrailer.com customer service is fantastic!!!!! 542512



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great product,easy install,very fast de livery 511855



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Great product...Install was easy and the parts supplied were top quality. I would highly recommed this company and would buy from them again. 499642



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I installed this over under kit with NO problems at all,very easy to follow instructions.This kit lifted my t t to just the right height for the ground clearance I was looking for.I used our t t several times over very bad roads with no problems . Thanks for the fast service. 471107



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These worked great giving me the clearance I needed for my 5th wheel trailer. 409836



- K71-385-00
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The best and only way to do a good safe axle flip without measuring fifteen times to keep camber. 403206



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These worked great. I had my trailer done in 4 hours. 384564



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Product is of very good quality, it fit well and did exactly what it was supposed to do, well designed and fairly easy to install, I use my trailer more than most people do and I have been totally satisfied with the parts that I purchased, flipping the axles leveled the trailer right up & it pulls great 380202



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Great customer service! I ordered the wrong size originally and they exchange it even on a Sunday afternoon. I will definitely recommend! 362639



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Really Fast shipping & Reasonably Price d.... 355171



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No problems 339824


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All is good. Thanks for asking.

Mike A - 02/08/2018

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Product worked great give the tire clearance I needed very easy to install camper like a dream. 310749



- K71-385-00
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Works as advertised After all is said and done it is still recommended To tack weld the spring pad in place. This defeats 90% of the do-it-your self. Easier to remove axle and fit/weld new spring pads for perfect alignment. 306760



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Worked excellent! 297131



- K71-385-00
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This product looks good but I decided not to install it. It ended up that after installing the Reese 5th wheel hitch I had around 5 inches of clearance between my bed rails and the trailer and after lowering the trailer weight onto the hitch it wasn't too much out of level and I haven't had any trailer tail dragging. 239365



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Item came very fast. Looks to be fairly easy to install. It should level my 5th wheel. I will buy from e-trailer again 235286



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It was easy to install, Hardest part was getting the rv raised up high enough to clear the axle. 217602



- K71-385-00
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Etrailer service great again, Repeat customer with this order and will continue to buy from them. I ordered my kits on-line early AM and they shipped out same day, delivered to me the next day. Kit goes together very easily. Especially if you just cut the old u-bolts off like I did. I had a couple hours doing my tandem axle car hauler. Only issue is neither kit I received had enough nuts in it, I only got 2 nuts in each box. The u-bolts are 1/2-20 Thread size (same as Older Ford Lug nut) if someone else has the same issue. I am sure etrailer would of made this right but I got it on my own. 216816



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Great product. Used it to lift our 1992 camper travel trailer. The kit was easy to use and gave me about 5 inches of lift by moving my axles from the top of the leaf springs to the bottom of leaf springs. 209194



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Good product, bought 2 identical sets. First set matched my existing axles perfectly. Second set the spring perches were 1/4 inch narrower, part numbers were identical, the leveling bolt was welded on crooked, making it unusable. Had to get new spring perches locally. I called, spoke to Madison, offered to have new ones sent. Needed trailer for this weekend. Overall happy with product, the bolts really do help get parallel to other perch. Excellent service from etrailer, fast shipping. Gained 7 inches on 3 inch 3500 pound axles. 204264



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Good quality,and fit 177695



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EASY PRODUCT TO INSTALL-ALL YOU NEED IS A LITTLE HELP TO MOVE AXLES AROUND AND THE RIGHT TOOLS 153620



- K71-385-00
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Parts arrived quickly and fit perfectly. E Trailer will have my business from now on. Thanks for the great service. 151124



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The quality of the product is great. The shipment was timely. 150488



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Shipped same day as ordered. Great price, fit perfect. will order again 146537


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Great. No issues gives ground clerance needed for off road places when needed.

clay - 08/13/2015

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Very quick and self explanatory to install. No need for instructions mounts very solid and gave me a 4.5" lift it looks awesome and now I will be able to go anywhere I want. Will definitely use this product again when I upgrade to another RV. 137819


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