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Mkewley

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Posted: 10/10/20 08:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So what would be the best way to get the rear end of my class c higher off the ground?
I like to travel off road and done want the back end dragging when going over rougher roads.
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Posted: 10/10/20 09:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would say airbags. I would make sure you get a good winch too. Many class C's have no good place for a wrecker to hook up to if you get stuck. Some folks weld a hook to the bottom of the frame in case you need it. What kind of rig is it and how rough you want to go?


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Posted: 10/10/20 10:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Taller springs or lift blocks. Airbags will give you a little lift.

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Posted: 10/10/20 11:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The best way to lift everything (suspension, transmission, engine, shock mounts, etc.) higher is by installing taller tires.

I did this on our Class C years ago to provide more clearance when we occasionally go on dirt/gravel backroads. Our Class C's chassis is the Ford E450, so it has plenty of extra fender tire well room for tires that our larger in diameter than what came stock on it.


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Mkewley wrote:

So what would be the best way to get the rear end of my class c higher off the ground?
I like to travel off road and done want the back end dragging when going over rougher roads.
Thank you


Loaded question since you didn’t provide hardly any useful or specific info.
Any advice thus far is purely hypothetical since we don’t have enough info to even make a suggestion.


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I needed more lift to clear my driveway apron and tried air bags. I had to remove them. They only offered 1/2” lift above level. My rv sat level all loaded for a trip. The AB’s will only lift a sagging rear back up to sitting level plus maybe 1/2” as mine did. If 1/2” works for you, then try the AB’s .
Ford E450 25’ 158” WB.

Air Lift was the AB brand.

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Posted: 10/11/20 09:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pnichols wrote:

The best way to lift everything (suspension, transmission, engine, shock mounts, etc.) higher is by installing taller tires.

I did this on our Class C years ago to provide more clearance when we occasionally go on dirt/gravel backroads. Our Class C's chassis is the Ford E450, so it has plenty of extra fender tire well room for tires that our larger in diameter than what came stock on it.


pnichols, has “nailed it”! The chassis/frame/body are generally the contact points on irregular terrain.....the only way to address all of these is taller tires!

Awaiting my newish ( on unit when we purchased) tires to wear out or “date expire”.....will be going taller, for sure! memtb


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Posted: 10/11/20 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tow a Wrangler, and use it to "off road". Most class C motorhomes aren't going to like rough roads very much, since they weren't designed for that kind of use. You could do some serious damage to it. Just my opinion.


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Taller tires and a real lift kit (all 4 corners). The lift kit would include front springs, rear leafs, longer shocks and any necessary front suspension parts.

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^What he said.
And also not practical for a C chassis. As in expense.
Can’t shove a square peg thru a round hole.
But you could do or buy a 4wd conversion, again, what are you willing to pay?

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