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Old 09-20-2016, 06:43 AM   #1
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I have a 2006 ram 3500 SRW and I am looking at buying a 2016 ram 3500 SRW. My concern is the bed of the 16 sits 2 inches or so higher than mine. I have a sierra 365saqb with the rota flex pin box and I would like to use the B&W fifth wheel hitch designed for the ram 5th wheel prep. So my question is are any of you guys with this set up having trouble getting your getting your towing setup level with still the minimum of 6 inches bed clearance with the truck sitting so high now a days.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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I installed correct track to my Wildcat to level the trailer as best as possible without sending it back to the factory. It's slightly noise high, but barely noticeable, and more importantly pulls well.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:09 PM   #3
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I have a 2006 ram 3500 SRW and I am looking at buying a 2016 ram 3500 SRW. My concern is the bed of the 16 sits 2 inches or so higher than mine. I have a sierra 365saqb with the rota flex pin box and I would like to use the B&W fifth wheel hitch designed for the ram 5th wheel prep. So my question is are any of you guys with this set up having trouble getting your getting your towing setup level with still the minimum of 6 inches bed clearance with the truck sitting so high now a days.
Go over to Turbo Diesel Register.Com their are several users who have addressed this issue with their 2013.5 and up trucks when towing a 5er.

Here is a link for you to review.2015 RAM vs 2002 truck bed height

Here is another thread.
5th wheel prep group?

And a third thread.
who bought a 2015-16?
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:15 PM   #4
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We have a '14 3500 dually with the B&W Companion hitch and haven't had any height/leveling issues. This is on stock suspension and tires.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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I went from an 08 ram 3500 SRW 4x4 to a 14 ram 2500 4x4 (love the coils) with FS airbags. Standard pin box and B&W companion. Both have adjustment. I moved the head down and back and didn't need to mess with the pin box. I pulled a 14 Wildcat 313 several thousand miles, my current rig is a Silverback 29 RE. I pulled a buddies Columbus 38 somethingorother without issue as well. 5 psi gives me a full squat and level rig. 20 or 30 psi brings it back up to normal. The nose maybe slightly up (or it may be my imagination). I don't have six inches of clearance. Probably closer to 4.5. Zero issued. I am running about 34' and of course a longer rig would be more pronounced nose high.

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Old 09-21-2016, 08:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys. I am just a little worried because the rotoflex pinbox sits tighter against the cap than the regular pin box and I only have one more hole up on the hitch in my truck now and I'm running 7 inches of clearance so I imagine it's going to be close with the new truck.
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Go for the rear wheel drive. It'll drop it 6-8 inches.
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I live in an area where they have to plow my road with a bulldozer when we get a big snow so I have to have 4wd
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:40 PM   #9
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You can do what they call a reverse level. There are 3 shims under the spring pack each one is 1/2 inch tall.
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we have 2015 3500 dually 4x4 all stock, with B&W hitch for Dodge tow package. Our 5th wheel is slightly higher in the nose but does not seem to offer us any issues. Currently I have the hitch configured for the lowest setting also keep in mind my bed payload is rated for 5800 lbs so I have a very large spring set in the truck.
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