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Old 06-04-2019, 06:47 AM   #1
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I need some advise on setting heighth on my companion 3700 hitch
I have 2019 chevy 4x4 2500hd duramax truck with factory 5th wheel package.
I ordered a Rockwood 2888 ultra light 5er
My 5er is due in this week and a want to set up the hitch before i get to the dealership. I know it will need adjustment but want to take a shot at getting it right the first time. I have a few different height adjustments and thought maybe someone has been down this “road”
Thanks
Top of bed rail is 58 inches and hitch has 3 adjusments
16.75” to 18.75”
And 2” of front to back adjustments
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:12 AM   #2
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I had the 07 Chev duramax silverado 2500 srw two wheel drive (sits lower than 4x4) pulling a 06 Montana. Used the lowest setting and still was a little un-level on the trailer until I installed LT truck tires. I also recommend Timbrens at least on the rear.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:32 AM   #3
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I was thinking maybe some one had the same truck and 5er. or at least a 4x4 that had same height.
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I need some advise on setting heighth on my companion 3700 hitch
I have 2019 chevy 4x4 2500hd duramax truck with factory 5th wheel package.
I ordered a Rockwood 2888 ultra light 5er
My 5er is due in this week and a want to set up the hitch before i get to the dealership. I know it will need adjustment but want to take a shot at getting it right the first time. I have a few different height adjustments and thought maybe someone has been down this “road”
Thanks
Top of bed rail is 58 inches and hitch has 3 adjusments
16.75” to 18.75”
And 2” of front to back adjustments
I use the patriot on my 2018 f250 short bed i had it in the middle on height and forward back adjustment. Picked up trailer and was noise high. Switched it to middle forward and back and the lowest height adjustment. I clear the rail by about 3.5 or 4 inches. Start at middle middle and bring wrenches when u pick up your trailer if it's high adjust in parking lot
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:43 PM   #5
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I have a 2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew SRW Dmax with hitch prep package and a 2017 Coachmen Chaparral 336TSIK the 5th wheel has a 1621hd pin box with a advertised pin weight of 10600lb. I had the camper on the scales loaded as I recall it is round 2300 pin weight. I have my B&W hitch at its lowest setting and back(furthest from cab). I have 6" clearance on rails but the truck came with overload springs. I maintain front height on my truck loaded ready to go camping no water. Hope this might help you. I just measured rail height at rear of truck 57.5"
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:13 PM   #6
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Pin weight 1560lb Dry weight 10600lb Sorry about the my error. GW of camper loaded tow weight 11600-11800lb
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:22 PM   #7
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Hi ok this happened to me as well. Bought the hitch and had installed. The guy set it up in the middle setting. Well around a week later went back to hitch dealer and said to them if possible I could hookup to a unit they had on their used lot similar to a unit I have been looking at. And since I bought the hitch and install from them they accommodated me. Well all said and done it was then perfect height setup for the unit a ended up buying from another local dealer. I’m glad I went this route as the new rv dealer would have charged me to setup a hitch that wasn’t purchased from them logical. Hope this helps. Thanks Jim M
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My Patriot is in 1 from the top ... closest to cab .. plenty of clearance ... I may go down one more ... best luck Frank
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I need some advise on setting heighth on my companion 3700 hitch
I have 2019 chevy 4x4 2500hd duramax truck with factory 5th wheel package.
I ordered a Rockwood 2888 ultra light 5er
My 5er is due in this week and a want to set up the hitch before i get to the dealership. I know it will need adjustment but want to take a shot at getting it right the first time. I have a few different height adjustments and thought maybe someone has been down this “road”
Thanks
Top of bed rail is 58 inches and hitch has 3 adjusments
16.75” to 18.75”
And 2” of front to back adjustments
How long to get there.... my B&W 2 from top
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