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    Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 4:09pm
To StephenH.  When we purchased our 177 in January 2011 (the first year w/o the rings)  there was no diamond plating anywhere.  Still thinking about a lift kit, hopefully they are still available.  If they are, where is the best place to purchase from?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 4:12pm
I would contact Forest River. I think I have read a few posts where people have ordered them from the factory. IIRC, the price for them was not all that bad.Ours came with the risers, so I can't be more specific.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 5:02pm
From what I understand, the riser is simply a piece of rectangular steel tubing welded between the axle and frame...  seems any trailer shop (or farmer) could make that modification?  

was gonna post a pic, but not sure how... 





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 6:45pm
Bolted, not welded on mine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 6:55pm
+1 - bolted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 7:02pm
the new ones are welded from both factories, so I guess there is no longer an option to add risers?... seems if you want it lifted, you need to go with HRE on new production?




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 7:16pm
Originally posted by corpod172

the new ones are welded from both factories, so I guess there is no longer an option to add risers?... seems if you want it lifted, you need to go with HRE on new production?

Are you saying the axles are now directly welded to the frames instead of bolted?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2018 at 11:13am
Our early 2017 (green) 179 HRE does not have risers. The axle is bolted to the frame, so I presume it is just the clocking of the axle that gives it the lift.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2018 at 11:52am
yes, the Missouri dealer sent me a picture, and i took pics of a new HRE at my local dealer... both welded.
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