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Old 11-14-2018, 11:48 AM   #1
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Height of new F350

Presently own a 2013 F250 and am upgrading to a 2019 F350. I tow a 5th wheel and my concern is, the box of the new F350's and even the F250's appear to be 8" to a foot higher off the ground then the model I presently have. My truck and trailer ride perfectly level now. So I'm assuming the new model will cause the 5th wheel trailer to ride higher in the front which of course is not desirable. I have a PullRite Superglide hitch which can not be adjusted or lowered in height, so that's not an option.

Are there any F250/350 owners out there of the new designed models years 17, 18 or 19 that can alleviate my concerns?
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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Presently own a 2013 F250 and am upgrading to a 2019 F350. I tow a 5th wheel and my concern is, the box of the new F350's and even the F250's appear to be 8" to a foot higher off the ground then the model I presently have. My truck and trailer ride perfectly level now. So I'm assuming the new model will cause the 5th wheel trailer to ride higher in the front which of course is not desirable. I have a PullRite Superglide hitch which can not be adjusted or lowered in height, so that's not an option.

Are there any F250/350 owners out there of the new designed models years 17, 18 or 19 that can alleviate my concerns?
Right here. I have a 18 F250. Before had an 04 F250. Extremely different in height. I have had no problem with it here is a pic of my setup. My truck is stock heighth with my hitch adjusted all the way down. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-14-2018, 01:44 PM   #3
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Well... you just might have some issues if you have no adjustability in your hitch.

My 2017 F-250 SD sits a bit higher than my 2010 truck did.
While the new truck squats more towards level when the 5th wheel is attached, without being able to adjust my hitch to a lower position would have caused a nose high situation from how it was previously.

Do you have any adjustment in your pin box?
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:29 PM   #4
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I have a 15 / 250 2wd. Camping last week my neighbor measured his 17/F-350 4wd and he told me he was going to trade his 350/4wd for a 250 due to the truck box sidewall clearance? seams the 5r he was looking at would not clear his box while connected. News to me.... Be sure first....

Additionally, the "All aluminum" truck's measurements are different then previous models. New sizes will mean widths are different. From tailgates to hitch installs.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:38 PM   #5
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Camping last week my neighbor measured his 17/F-350 4wd and he told me he was going to trade his 350/4wd for a 250 due to the truck box sidewall clearance?
He better measure first. If you look at the specs from Ford, there is no difference in height between a 250 and a 350. Bed height is the same on my 250 and my buddy's 350. Rail height will also, therefore, be the same.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:57 PM   #6
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8 inches to a foot bed height difference seems like a lot to me.


I had a 2014 Ram 2500, and just bought a 2017 Ram 3500 (brand new). Bed height difference was only 1.5"


Granted, it's a Ram, so maybe Ford made more significant changes. Having said that, a co-worker did just buy a 2019 Ford 250 4WD Diesel and that truck sits an inch or two higher than my Ram 3500.



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Old 11-14-2018, 06:05 PM   #7
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The side bed rails on a Ram are shorter than on the F350 by about 2 inches. i would not have been able to tow my 5er with the Ford and still have adequate rail clearance even with the frame lift on my RV. The Ram 3500 I have worked out perfectly.
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Right here. I have a 18 F250. Before had an 04 F250. Extremely different in height. I have had no problem with it here is a pic of my setup. My truck is stock heighth with my hitch adjusted all the way down. Attachment 191421
Wondering if you get a chance if it's no problem, how high is the top plate of your hitch off the bed? Maybe mine is low enough
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:15 AM   #9
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Well... you just might have some issues if you have no adjustability in your hitch.

My 2017 F-250 SD sits a bit higher than my 2010 truck did.
While the new truck squats more towards level when the 5th wheel is attached, without being able to adjust my hitch to a lower position would have caused a nose high situation from how it was previously.

Do you have any adjustment in your pin box?
I'm not sure about the Pin box, good thought, I'll have to go to the storage location and take a look.
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Do the engineers not think about what people use these trucks for???
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