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Old 04-16-2014, 03:23 PM   #21
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The first couple inches in 3/4 and 1 tons are soft so they don't beat you to death, and most have a higher attitude than 1/2 tons. My 3500 drops the same amount as my 2500 did, but from there it stiffens up a lot more. Besides, you probably have those airbags pumped up all the way!
Au contraire my friend, I only pump the air bags to about 45# and can go to 100#, but never have. 75 is as high as I ever filled them and that was on the way back from FL this year and had the back full of alum tubing.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:00 PM   #22
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I don't know if our fifth wheel tows level or not (looks like it does when I walk up to it, but have never measured). But I do know that when I measured my axle weights- they were nearly identical. I do have the Equa-flex suspension.
Your bubble level on the camper should tell you level or not.

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Old 04-16-2014, 04:10 PM   #23
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DH and I have the same 5er, Same truck (2013), dealer installed the hitch, said he "adjusted our hitch" and we tow level with 7" clearance between the bed sides (no bed rails, if that means the chrome type add on rails) and the 5er.

Just make sure you get the correct wedge, or the revolution pin won't "center" correctly. When we picked ours up they had to come out to us on the interstate (about 15 miles out) and reverse the wedge, used the wrong end of it.

P.S. Congrats on the new toy! Hope you love yours as much as we do ours!
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #24
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Our hitch is a Reese R16 round tube slider, the pin box a revolution. The pin height is 48", over hang 60". All measurements came from flag staff in Indiana.
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You wait till you have the trailer then either adjust pin box and or the hitch to proper heights.

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guess I should have been a little clearer in my comment. I was questioning the comment that already stated that you would have 6 inches of rail clearance before we knew anything about your hitch or trailer height. Looks like you got it all figured out. My Coachmen has to ride just a tad high in the front to get a comfortable rail clearance. Little to close for comfort when I had trailer perfectly level. Would rather have it level, but sure don't want truck bed and trailer to meet each other
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:43 PM   #25
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FWIW my 12 Ram 2500 squats 2" with 1800lbs of pin. Not sure where you come up with 1640lbs for wet pin. Shipped weight of the 5'er is 8082lbs, add 1000lbs for gear and that's 9000lbs. Typical pin is 20% of 5'er weight, so 1800lbs is more reasonable. Still guessing you'll squat 2".
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #26
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Yep...you lost me when you mentioned CG @ Auburn, AL...everything after that was discredited! LOL
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I was at a state CG when I was going to my space the slope of the road at the end that went around to the beginning again had a bank like a race track my hitch moves it is not like a solid plate it will tilt 2" down from level either right or left. Simple that is just how a husky is designed. the plate will move down as normal and I ride up it to lock in. Then it also has the capability to move drop either left or right depending on the angle of the road. So the plate moves down and then level and also drop left or right. In other words it tilts for a better word. Look up husky hitches the plate will move 3 ways....... The state park is named Chewacla State Park, Just outside of Auburn Alabama. Have ever been there that you say this is not true? When Auburn Plays football at home you can't even get into it to rent a space it is full. Glad I made your day and gave you a laugh.......
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:46 PM   #27
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Your bubble level on the camper should tell you level or not.

(smack my head) duh, that's easy! I don't have a mounted level, we just level on the floor inside the door. Of course, we can adjust level by moving the level itself on the floor.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:37 AM   #28
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(smack my head) duh, that's easy! I don't have a mounted level, we just level on the floor inside the door. Of course, we can adjust level by moving the level itself on the floor.

You do know they sell stick on bubbles for pretty cheap nowadays....?
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:58 AM   #29
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You do know they sell stick on bubbles for pretty cheap nowadays....?
Yeah, I got 2 in the basement. The problem is- we have to level perfect once and then stick them on. I've never felt we've achieved the level that I want before committing to it. Plus, it's the wife's job to level the camper and she hasn't complained...
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Yeah, I got 2 in the basement. The problem is- we have to level perfect once and then stick them on. I've never felt we've achieved the level that I want before committing to it. Plus, it's the wife's job to level the camper and she hasn't complained...
That's how we do it right now. After Goshen even having the auto level system installed, I'm sure she will still use the level to check. We will not open our slides until it is as level as possible why bind them and have doors either swing open or closed...
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