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Raising a Trailer that Already has the Springs Over the Axles

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I am wanting to raise a 2017 Salem 26TBUD trailer. I was initially thinking of 2 blocks spring already on top but was wondering if adding a different leaf spring would work? Trailer has 3500# axles and 4 piece terminology? leaf springs . I was wondering if I could just add a 5 piece leaf spring? The current springs darn near ride flat as it is, with no weight in the trailer. I do not want to cut hangers so figure 2 blocks or 5 piece heavier leaf springs would help with the issues. I also plan on purchasing a larger tire size.

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Replacing the springs with ones that have another leaf isn't going to raise the trailer. Since the springs flex they'll just flex more or cause the ride to be stiff and therefore wear the suspension system out sooner.

The only options you have to raise your trailer since the springs are already over the axles is to replace the hangers with longer ones and get larger tires. Neither will have all that much impact.

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