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Old 07-10-2015, 09:02 AM   #1
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Torsion axle adjustment

Let me try to explain,

The front axle on my Rockwood 30' 5th wheel has adjustment bolts on the front of the axle mounts to the frame. I am guessing this is to raise and lower the axle for the height of the towing vehicle.

I bought my 5'er used but did not know what vehicle the previous owner pulled it with. My truck is a standard F250 SD and the front of the trailer pulls down on the trailer, hitch is raised as high as allowed.

I am guessing most of the towing weight is on the front axle.

Anyone ever adjusted their front axle to even out the weight distribution onto both axles?
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:08 AM   #2
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Not a adjustment point! Lift kits are used for the purpose you are looking for! Youroo!!
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:23 PM   #3
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"Front of the trailer pulls down on the front of the trailer"?

Confusing. If you mean the 5th wheel is too low at the front when you hitch to your truck and your hitch is adjusted all the way up then you will need to get taller truck tires and/or lift the truck. I guess it is also possible that the previous owner put a lift on the 5th wheel axles. Might want to check and if so remove it.

The slotted bolts on the torsion axle mounting area I think you are referring to are NOT height adjustments as Youroo so eloquently stated.
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Could be that the F250 is squatting too much with the trailer weight. Maybe air bags or another leaf in the springs would help.


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My truck is a Ford F250 super duty 2x2. Has largest tires available. Also have pulled behind a F350 2x2 in which the trailer rides the same. Pin box is adjusted as low as it goes as the hitch is adjusted as high as it goes. Guess I have to find a service tech whom knows about this because the recent tech I showed had no clue.
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