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Old 01-09-2016, 02:38 PM   #11
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I have a 2013 Chev Silverado Longbed 2500HD, when i attach the wheeler to my ute the wheeler sits high at the front, if i lower the hitch i risk the wheeler hitting the top of my ute sides. its a decision of whether i raise the chassis on the wheeler or the tyre size the tyres don't have a great gap between them now so tyre size could be a problem, is raising the chassis going to cause top heavy towing issues ?. or can i lower the actual ute on the rear end ?. advice would be great.
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I'm dealing with the same issue now. My '09 Ram 2500 is too tall for my Rockwood 5th wheel, but I've just lived with it. However, I'm about to trade for a 2016 Ram 2500 which sits about 2" taller than my current truck. My trailer has to be raised. As has been said, torsion axles can't be flipped, so I've considered a lift kit sold by Dexter, new "taller" axles, and a custom-fabricated lift. I've spoken with my Rockwood dealer, Dexter, and two frame shops; all suggest that a custom lift would be the best solution. I've gotten two estimates: $600 and $1500. They'd install 2x3" square tube spacers between the frame and axles, and 2x2" or 2x3" cross-members to reduce flex due to the added height. Of course this might necessitate modification to the steps.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:53 PM   #12
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Mine rides hi in a Chev 3500 dually. Our 5th is triple axle. Right or wrong I haul as is. I assume the tire load is higher in rear and those tires may need replacing sooner.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:00 PM   #13
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$600/1500......which way to go....hmmm....lowered my whole truck for less than $75.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:04 PM   #14
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Look at youtube video tow all for 5th wheels. I don't know the price but I am going to look into this when I upgrade from my 30ft TT. It seems to eliminate all type of towing problems and ad several safety features. We have a 2013 ram 2500 mega cab. 5.7 hemi. Seems I could haul a heavier 5th wheel without having to buy a diesel in the future. This may solve your problems without all those modifications.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:48 PM   #15
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Did you notice any problem when turning tight with the axles twisting at the spring location with the lift kit in place ?
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:29 AM   #16
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My fiver rides high in the front, on my chevy's too. I can't flip the axles because they are already under the springs. I think they just make them that way. I want to get the axle allinement kit, which will raise the fiver about 2" which will bring it closer to level.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:28 AM   #17
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Hi guys. A friend of mine delivered new units for a while with a 2013 Ram 3500 4WD. He had to lower the rear of the truck, one of the requirements of the company he was contracted to. He removed the bottom leaf from the spring pack, the one just above the rear axle. It's very short and thick. Do one side at a time so the rear will remain stable. If not the rear will want to move all over the place. I think he put the leaf on top of the spring pack. Just an option that worked for him. No clearance problems.
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:12 AM   #18
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There is a lift kit for torsion axle trailers available. I think it raises camper 2-3 inches and available for under $200.
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And when you sell it?
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:20 PM   #20
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And when you sell it?
The next person doesn't have to worry about it. If their truck is lower, just lower the pin box or raise the hitch, simple.
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