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Old 07-09-2015, 05:45 PM   #11
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5th wheel height

We have a 2015 FR sandstorm and it is 13' 11" to top of ac when hitched. It was 14' 2" to top of bat wing but since it broke off twice I am replacing with jack up model. 14' is the max height for most states. The FHWA requires bridges under 15' be signed but many local streets have tree overhangs that are a problem which is where I have experienced problems.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:40 PM   #12
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slightly off topic but any suggestions on the best way to accurately measure the height of a camper?
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:08 PM   #13
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slightly off topic but any suggestions on the best way to accurately measure the height of a camper?
With the trailer hitched to the TV on level ground I used a framing level and measured from the ac unit cover to the ground. You really need a helper to get a accurate measurement

The SS comes with flipped axles and a 3500 ram 4x4 is high.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:14 PM   #14
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I used a 6' carpenters level inside on floor, after finding a really level parking lot....checked it before trailer, then took a straight 2x6, on edge, layed it on top of roof at highest point, checked it and blocked to keep level, and measured to ground.
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With the trailer hitched to the TV on level ground I used a framing level and measured from the ac unit cover to the ground. You really need a helper to get a accurate measurement.
That is all I could come up with as well.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:17 PM   #16
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Sorry about coming to this post fairly late, but this topic really interests me as I am in the same boat, and being a Newbie also need some guidance.. We have a Crusader 295RST and Ram 2500 6.4L hemi Crew Cab with 6ft bed and dealer fitted Curt Q16 slider. When connected, the Crusader is definitely nose high.(see attached photo). I would really like to get the rig level somehow, but don't know where to start with this. Ideally I'd like the truck suspension to be a bit lower, but don't know if that's a dumb suggestion?? It would certainly make getting into and out of the bed a lot easier for me.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:26 PM   #17
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slightly off topic but any suggestions on the best way to accurately measure the height of a camper?
Stick a 2x4 sideways over top the highest point and hang it over the side of rv then measure from ground up to 2x4
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That is all I could come up with as well.

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Sorry about coming to this post fairly late, but this topic really interests me as I am in the same boat, and being a Newbie also need some guidance.. We have a Crusader 295RST and Ram 2500 6.4L hemi Crew Cab with 6ft bed and dealer fitted Curt Q16 slider. When connected, the Crusader is definitely nose high.(see attached photo). I would really like to get the rig level somehow, but don't know where to start with this. Ideally I'd like the truck suspension to be a bit lower, but don't know if that's a dumb suggestion?? It would certainly make getting into and out of the bed a lot easier for me.
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Either you should be able to lower the hitch head on its roller assembly or you should be able actually lift the pin box farther up into its bolt pattern. Both would lower the front of the trailer. On my saber I actually had to raise the suspension of the camper up 2". Easier to do on mine as it had provisions on the mount to do so. Pictures of the hitch in the bed and pics of the tongue where it bolts would aid in whether we can verify moving either would work...
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Sorry about coming to this post fairly late, but this topic really interests me as I am in the same boat, and being a Newbie also need some guidance.. We have a Crusader 295RST and Ram 2500 6.4L hemi Crew Cab with 6ft bed and dealer fitted Curt Q16 slider. When connected, the Crusader is definitely nose high.(see attached photo). I would really like to get the rig level somehow, but don't know where to start with this. Ideally I'd like the truck suspension to be a bit lower, but don't know if that's a dumb suggestion?? It would certainly make getting into and out of the bed a lot easier for me.

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Prime time has a lift kit available for the Rv that will raise it a few inches. Not sure how much you need to make level? Seems like the crusaders don't match up level with the Rams from what I've seen here in the forum.
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Pretty easy to lower truck....took mine down 3 and 1/2 and raised pin box as high as possible
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