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Old 07-21-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
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Fifth wheel overhang height - Rockwood Signature Ultralite

Hey, I'm wondering if anyone could possibly confirm the height of the overhang on the fifth wheel, for clearance over the truck bed sides.

I'm going to be picking up the fifth in my signature next weekend, but my paranoia is just wanting to double check the clearance over the truck bed sides, before installing the hitch tonight.

Unfortunately I can't go measure it myself since it's at the dealers off-site storage facility, not at the dealership main site, until it's ready for pickup

Appreciate any help. Thanks
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5+ inches is good. 6+ is better. It will depend on where the hitch is set in the truck. It should have adjustments on it.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:50 PM   #3
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I know how much clearance I need, I just need to know the height of the fifth wheel overhang from the ground to check if I have enough clearance (since I can measure the height of the bed rails).

Thanks for helping out
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btw, the front of my bed is at 54.5"above ground, and the back is at 56", when the truck is unladen
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btw, the front of my bed is at 54.5"above ground, and the back is at 56", when the truck is unladen
The bed rails on my truck are 49" above the ground. I have about 8 inches between my truck and my 2015 Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8280WS. I would answer your question directly, but I don't have my trailer hooked up to the truck, and it's parked on sloping ground. Hope that helps.
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Which truck? F150 with stock tires yields about 5 inches fully loaded. With axle lift kit I had 6 inches. F250 with stock tires I have 7 to 8 inches.
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I work at a rv dealership and I am a transporter- I like 6"
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Which truck? F150 with stock tires yields about 5 inches fully loaded. With axle lift kit I had 6 inches. F250 with stock tires I have 7 to 8 inches.
2016 F-250 4x4 with the standard 18" wheels/tires from the chrome package.
The bed height is an inch higher than the current F150 or the 4x2 F250. (at 35")

Seems strange that your clearance on the F250 would be more than the F150, when the F250 is bigger
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Hard to see but here is mine. 60". Not hooked up to truck. Sitting level in my driveway. Rockwood 8282.
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The bed rails on my truck are 49" above the ground. I have about 8 inches between my truck and my 2015 Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8280WS. I would answer your question directly, but I don't have my trailer hooked up to the truck, and it's parked on sloping ground. Hope that helps.
That seems a little scary Since I'm getting the similar, but slightly heavier, 8281WS and unladen my bed rails are 7" higher than yours at the back.
What truck is that ?
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