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Old 03-25-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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TV Bed Rail Clearance

I was wondering if anyone has a ballpark figure as to what the minimum number of inches would be in terms of clearance between my pick up truck bed rails and the pin box on my Sabre fifth wheel? I'm using an F350 turbo diesel to pull my fifth wheel. It has the 6 1/2 foot bed and the rails seem to ride pretty high off the ground. Demco Hijacker hitch.

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Old 03-25-2016, 01:51 PM   #2
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Four to six inch's is a common suggestion, many do six so everything clears on a angled turn.

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Old 03-25-2016, 05:33 PM   #3
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I try to run 6-7 inches of clearance.
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:18 PM   #4
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Five to six inches is optimal.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:54 PM   #5
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the paperwork that came with my Reese said 6-8" was needed for clearance. I set it at 6" originally. While traveling down a very rough mountain road, the trailer hit my bed. The dent was small because I was keeping a close eye on the trailer and stopped when I thought it 1st hit. Now I would tell anyone who will listen that if you travel off the beaten path (i.e go camping) then set your clearance to 8"

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