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Old 07-11-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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5th wheel hitch

I bought a new thunderbolt 425 and a new curt q24 hitch. I have 2014 F 350 dually does anyone know how high the hitch needs to be when I install it? My truck has the factory 5 Th wheel hitch prep from the factory. I am just trying to take care of this before I leave tomorrow for Ohio to pick it up Monday morning.


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Old 07-11-2015, 05:55 PM   #2
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set it high as possible. lower it later if necessary.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:21 PM   #3
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:40 AM   #5
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I have a curt q20 with a slide and factory prep bed on a Ram 3500 DWR and its set at the lowest and it may be 1" higher than perfect.
I did the opposite since I had the slide and I was trying to keep it under my tri fold bed cover.

X3 on highest set point if no slide on Q24.



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Old 07-12-2015, 07:57 AM   #6
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If 2 wheel high as possible if 4 x 4 you may want to lower once hooked up. Most dealers will assist with adjustments when you pick up a new trailer during PDI.
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If 2 wheel high as possible if 4 x 4 you may want to lower once hooked up. Most dealers will assist with adjustments when you pick up a new trailer during PDI.
I was curious about that. If your traveling to purchase, possibly for discounted price, how much the dealer would do to accommodate you for free. Figured the highest setting to get home and then adjust later.
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:42 AM   #8
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You want your trailer a level as possible. On my unit I have it about 1" higher in front due to my driveway. Without it I would probably touch the front 5er to the truck. I don't think an inch matters that much but having it level is the key for best handling on the road. I agree have the place assist you when picking it up if possible. I remember the first camper I ever bought was a tag a long. The dealership installed a brake box in my truck also. Before I left I remember the guy said "Now I set it a little touchy until you get use to it". I had to come down a long steep Mtn on the way home. A little touchy was an under statement. When I hit the brakes my head would almost bounce off the steering wheel. I was sweating like a possum s--t--g peach seeds. OMG. Finally made it home after a three hour drive. I got the paper for the brake box out and reset before the next trip. Wheeeeh Man what a ride.
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On a related topic...camping this last week in TN I saw several 5ers that didn't use the traditional plate-type hitch but looked as if they used the gooseneck ball hitch. I have only seen these used on stock trailers. My used truck came with the ball in the center of the bed. Are those hitches sufficient for a good-sized 5er? I have a Ford F450 diesel dually so that won't be an issue.
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On a related topic...camping this last week in TN I saw several 5ers that didn't use the traditional plate-type hitch but looked as if they used the gooseneck ball hitch. I have only seen these used on stock trailers. My used truck came with the ball in the center of the bed. Are those hitches sufficient for a good-sized 5er? I have a Ford F450 diesel dually so that won't be an issue.
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