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    Posted: 23 Nov 2019 at 2:58pm
TCJ

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remeasured today, 18 1/2” to the body, 15” to the bottom of the frame. My mistake on the preceding measurement. 

I am trying to figure out if the lift kit that FR sells is the same one used on the Hood River Edition.

Thank again for the input

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Originally posted by tcj

West coast HRE 180, built in 2018 with 2019 VIN.  Factory installed axle risers.  I don't know how to tell if the torsion suspension is clocked to add height.  With trailer level, height to bottom of frame is 19.5 inches.

I re took the measurements today an the 18” was to the bottom of the body, my mistake. It is 15” from the bottom of the frame to the ground

Thanks for the info

I am wondering if the risers FR sells are the same as the ones on the Hood River Edition
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Originally posted by tcj

West coast HRE 180, built in 2018 with 2019 VIN.  Factory installed axle risers.  I don't know how to tell if the torsion suspension is clocked to add height.  With trailer level, height to bottom of frame is 19.5 inches.

I remeasured my RPOD 179 and to body it is 18” but to the bottom of the frame it is 15”. My mistake on the previous measurement.

Thanks for the info

Although I am curious to find out if FR sells the same risers they use on the HRE. Is it welded in or bolted in?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mjlrpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2019 at 2:49pm
I just lifted my 2020 RP-195, it measures 17 to the bottom of frame, and 22 to bottom of body (5 " frame). I notice that Forest River is selling them at that height now. I got a "first" build and originally the frame was 13 ish from ground and 18 to the body. Mostly I lifted it to get the drain tube away from the ground. It had 4 1/2 inches clearance before the lift. I did manage to get it about an inch higher, but even at 5 1/2 I was uncomfortable. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tcj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2019 at 6:16pm
Originally posted by Kahonu37



Although I am curious to find out if FR sells the same risers they use on the HRE. Is it welded in or bolted in?

Here's three photos of the risers on our 2018 Hood River Edition 180.  The risers are a rectangular tube, 3" tall X 2" wide X 17" long.  Wall thickness is 1/8".  They are welded to the frame and to a bracket that is bolted to the Axle attachment brackets.  There is also a 1.5' X 1.5" x 1/8" angle iron that is welded on connecting the fronts of the left and right side risers.

It is probably best to call forest river to find out if they a sell risers to retro fit to your Rpod.

Right side looking from the rear of the wheel.
 

Right side looking from the front of the wheel.  Note the angle iron that connects the right and left sides together.

Looking from inside of the right wheel.



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Thank you tcj

That is exactly the information I was looking for. It explains a lot. The welding is “beefy” compared to the bolt on, thus alleviating future axel problem.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote poston Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2019 at 6:12pm
Originally posted by Kahonu37

[QUOTE=tcj]I remeasured my RPOD 179 and to body it is 18” but to the bottom of the frame it is 15”. 

Hmm.  I have a 2016 East Coast 180.  I installed risers and 15" Mudstar tires and have 20" to the bottom of the frame at the axle.

I enjoy it with the extra height.  No dragging in dips and I can even go mild off-roading without damage.


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Water Filtration setup is beautiful.  Are you a plumber?Smile
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Installed a USB charging port today, I needed it for my bicycle lights and phone. I was happy to find one that matched my AC plugs.


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I'm a brand new (2 month) owner of a 179. The mods I have done are: Shelves in entry pantry, closet shelves, and added a battery monitor and on/off switch for the radio. 

I'm rarely on hook-ups when I camp, and rely on my 90W solar panels, so the idea of the radio always on stand-by bothered me. I know it doesn't take that many amps/hour, but like my wife tells me, I'm obsessed with amps. Can't argue with that, either.

The closet shelves were from a shelving unit from Home Depot I read about on this forum. 

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