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Old 07-12-2015, 04:49 PM   #11
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:16 PM   #12
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If the front of trailer is to high it puts more weight load on the rear tires, conversely if front is to low to much weight on front trailer tires. Doesn't matter as much with single axle trailers.
Anyone know what a safe clearance is from truck bed to under side of fifth wheel?


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Safe distance depends on where you tow. Where I go i had 5 inches and raised trailer to get 6.5 inches. We travel Provincial Parks with gravel and undualting roads. If Highway and city street and RV parks you can get by with less. With my new F250 the box is lower than the F 150 and I get almost 8 inches now.
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If the front of trailer is to high it puts more weight load on the rear tires, conversely if front is to low to much weight on front trailer tires. Doesn't matter as much with single axle trailers.
Anyone know what a safe clearance is from truck bed to under side of fifth wheel?


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Goose neck conversion could void warranty. So I've heard.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #16
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Safe distance depends on where you tow. Where I go i had 5 inches and raised trailer to get 6.5 inches. We travel Provincial Parks with gravel and undualting roads. If Highway and city street and RV parks you can get by with less. With my new F250 the box is lower than the F 150 and I get almost 8 inches now.
I have 8" clearance between my box & RV and I still could use more space. When I come out of our cottage with a up hill & turn it pivots side to side, front to back all at once. I have had less than 1/2"clearance at times. So partly it depends where you go with it.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:17 AM   #17
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Goose neck conversion could void warranty. So I've heard.

Good thought WW. I don't plan on a 5er yet, but that will be something to ask if I do. Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:32 AM   #18
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Ok guys I installed my hitch put it at the highest point and it sets level and I have 9" between the bed and camper and had no problems and it pulled like a dream.


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If the front of trailer is to high it puts more weight load on the rear tires, conversely if front is to low to much weight on front trailer tires. Doesn't matter as much with single axle trailers.
Anyone know what a safe clearance is from truck bed to under side of fifth wheel?


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Thanks I will post a few pictures.
That thing is so long I think it has two zip codes.


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