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Old 07-31-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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??? To gain clearance over the bed rails? Are you trying to drop the hitch to make the camper more level?

Camper is 4 inches higher behind landing jacks than at back
Almost 6 inches between camper and rails

You said the truck's rear only drops 1.5"...is it level? If you were to increase the gap on the timbrens and allow the truck to settle more, it would drop the nose of the camper down.

Truck is nice and level now and that is a great suggestion but I've the 275/65R20 and I'd like to keep the 4.5 inch space i've got now between tire and wheel well ...

How far out of level is the camper?
4 inches
Truck is 4X4
Pretty disappointed with the choice i made when getting that truck, probably will trade up in a year or two to a 3/4 ton or 1 ton and not 4x4 which makes truck too high

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:40 PM   #12
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If no solution, should I worry?
A 4" difference from front to back is a fair amount. Even if you could drop the front an inch for a 2" difference overall, it would be much better.

The only other option is to raise the camper 2" using spacer blocks at the leaf spring mounting points as mentioned earlier.

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:38 PM   #13
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Thanks Dave, I'll see if I can get a spacer put in the back.
I appreciate the help . Wish the RV techs cared half as much.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #14
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Your post made me look at my set up again. Thank you. My super springs brings up the back of the truck by 2 inches. When I hook up, the trailer brings the truck down 1 1/2 inches. I have 6 inches from rails to bottom of trailer. and my trailer is the same hight off the ground front and back. Would have never really thought all about this till your post. I hope things are going well and the kinks getting worked out. Be safe and great summer.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:04 AM   #15
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I obviously worry way too much and over analyze things
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I obviously worry way too much and over analyze things
Well, that is far better than not worrying at all, like far too many seem to do!
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