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Old 12-13-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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Anyone have any issues with the lippert 1621 extended pin box hitting the side rail of the truck? I am going to take delivery of a Coachmen Chaparral 279BHS this weekend and am worried of how long that thing is.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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The rule of thumb is, once connected, on level ground, you need 6 inches of clearance between the trailer and the bed of the truck. Now as for the pin box, your bed is almost 5 feet wide, so 2 and 1/2 feet from pin to the side of the bed. Know this doesn't help much, but make some tight turns and backing maneuvers in the dealer parking lot, before you leave. Have them spot for you, (but don't believe them, look for yourself as best you can).
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:49 PM   #4
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Ok, got the 279BHS. It hitches up good, and box to trailer clearance is good . However, I don't have my full turning radius. Enough to get around the corners, but at around 45 degrees, the pin box will hit the trailer. I may take a little off the pin box shroud to see if it clears the edge. I have to modify it anyway to fit the hitch plate for the superglide. Hope it works.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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"but at around 45 degrees, the pin box will hit the trailer"
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Did you mean the pin box will hit the truck?
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:32 PM   #6
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Yup. Meant to say truck bed.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:15 PM   #7
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That is really odd. I have the extended pin box, and no interference whatsoever. Do you have at least 6" of clearance between the top of you box sides and the camper? Is it just the plastic shroud hitting, or will the steel pin box hit as well?
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:21 PM   #8
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Me too. Mine doesn't even come close. Can you raise your hitch and pin box get it out of the bed while maintaining ride hieght? My fifth wheel plate is only about 6" below the bed rails.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:58 PM   #9
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Mine doesn't even come close and my hitch is twelve inches from the bottom of the bed which is alot closer than my old truck which had it forteen inches from the bottom. the side rails are about 6" from the underside of the fiver. and I have had it past 90 degrees with no clearance issues at all.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:36 AM   #10
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Ok. Had it out and got it to about 70 at a campground. Heard a grinding noise and threw the steering wheel in the other direction. No damage, but I think I can fix this. The rig has a fiberglass shroud that covers the pinbox. The part that rubbed the side rail on the truck actually hangs below where the box bolts to the frame. I am going to trim the shroud when I get home and may test it again before putting it storage.
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