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Old 08-24-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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I recently sold a 04 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 Cummins (Hi-jacker 5th hitch) and a 2009 Outback trailer.

I have upgraded to a 2014 Dodge cummins 1 ton DRW, crew cab with an 8 ft box, and a 2014 Columbus 635RL. The trailer will not be delivered until mid- Sept.

My question is how high (or approx) do I set the 5th wheel hitch in the truck ?

The hitch is a new Curt Q20, non slider (I have an 8ft box).

Thanks much for any info you can provide.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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4x4 or 2wd? The new trucks have higher bed walls so in general they do like higher settings then your old truck but it also depends on your drive. My guess would be to set on the lowest or second to lowest setting to start and when the new fiver is on, go from there.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:24 PM   #3
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The new truck is a 3500 4x4 dual rear wheels.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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She's got a tap butt for sure but since you bought a new fiver, they are being designed for the newer trucks. I would say start with the low or the second to lowest setting and go from there. I'm sure someone else with more experience then me can step in and help out as well
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:35 PM   #5
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Your dealer should set up the height the day you pick up your camper.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:40 PM   #6
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Hooked up to tow the trailer should be level. I believe you should have at least 6 inches above the side walls. I use that as a rule and always had plenty of space.


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Old 08-24-2014, 09:46 PM   #8
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I have that hitch in my 2014 1 ton Chevy. Started at middle height setting. Bed clearance little to close for my comfort. Had to raise hitch to highest height. 5th wheel just a tad high in front, but not bad
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My q20 is set at the middle bolt holesClick image for larger version

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