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Old 01-08-2016, 06:01 PM   #1
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5th wheeler level, towing.

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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Old 01-08-2016, 06:13 PM   #2
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Easy would be an axle flip.
Next would be a lift kit for what ever axles are under your unit.

What TT do you tow?
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is your truck lifted and do you have stock size tires?
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My Chev is stock. It's like my wheeler tyres are not high enough but I have the axles under my van that use the nylon blocks that twist against each other for the ride. In which they are set close together so if I was to put taller tyres on it the gap between the is close and that will only be closer I'm not sure that I could even fit taller tyres on it without them getting to close.
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Lower the tow vehicle
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:40 PM   #6
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would not lower tow vehicle if it's stock like you say. I would raise 5th wheel by doing an axle flip like others suggested
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YOU can't flip torsion axles...
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YOU can't flip torsion axles...
your right. They can't be. I didn't realize at first that's what he was describing.
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Also, when level'n trailer for tow'n, if it's 4" high in front, you only need to lower that end 2"........pivot point is the axles..
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My last trailer was not level when I purchased a used F350 with 20 in wheels. The pin box and 5th wheel we adjusted to the max. Gary Wheeler at Morryde solved our issue in about a day. The removed the axles and Morryde suspension and welded on a 4 inch square tube direct to under the frame then re attached the axles and suspension. The trail was perfect and towed better then originally. The extra height was great when you wanted to work under the fifth wheel. Only problem as we had to carry a folding step to place at the bottom of the folding stairs because of the difference in height. To me that solution was better then flipping the axles.
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