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Old 02-14-2015, 01:21 PM   #11
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On new fivers, you'll have to get with Lippert before swapping out the pin box otherwise possibly void the frame warranty. Learned this firsthand. Like mentioned, your pinbox probably sticks out forward of the front cap more due to the model creating an overall addition to hook up length. Do the parks you're concerned with actually drag out a tape measure and record your length??
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:32 PM   #12
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On new fivers, you'll have to get with Lippert before swapping out the pin box otherwise possibly void the frame warranty. Learned this firsthand. Like mentioned, your pinbox probably sticks out forward of the front cap more due to the model creating an overall addition to hook up length. Do the parks you're concerned with actually drag out a tape measure and record your length??

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Old 02-14-2015, 04:07 PM   #13
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Stay someplace nearby and enjoy life! Why aggravate yourself? Some places are real sticklers. They want to win at any cost, not worth being upset over it.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:56 PM   #14
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Well you can, West Yellowstone is a good place to stay but I like Canyon and Madison campgrounds are close to spots I like to see. I have 18 months before I can go so I will do something, I could put on a slider hitch, that would save a foot or I could buy a new truck with a short bed, I have a long bed.


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Sounds like you have a plan. Hey, if you have the options, go for it. I don't have that luxury. Yellowstone is such a majestic place. Love the whole area! Spent one foul weather day in the gift shop reading stories of crazy ways visitors actually lost their lives there.
Probably the most facinating read, EVER ��.
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New math: You gained 3' 11" but only increased the trailer by 1' 5". That leaves 2' 6" of magic length. To find the extra footage you might try measuring from the king pin center line to the back. That will tell you if the added length is in the frame or the pin box or both. I'm thinking that it is both because an extended pin box is unlikely to add 2' 6".
Please keep in mind that when using new math, it does not matter if you get the answer right or wrong, it's how you work the problem. Your total rig length is 49' 11" using new math. Stick with that story and voila, your problem is solved.
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:02 PM   #17
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New math: You gained 3' 11" but only increased the trailer by 1' 5". That leaves 2' 6" of magic length. To find the extra footage you might try measuring from the king pin center line to the back. That will tell you if the added length is in the frame or the pin box or both. I'm thinking that it is both because an extended pin box is unlikely to add 2' 6".

Please keep in mind that when using new math, it does not matter if you get the answer right or wrong, it's how you work the problem. Your total rig length is 49' 11" using new math. Stick with that story and voila, your problem is solved.

I know this is going to sound dumb but if I went with a Tri-glide could that pin box maybe save a few inches, I need to save 5 inches. I could buy a 3/4 ton truck but I have this one almost paid for. I think I could buy a slider hitch and I could save at least a foot. Anyway I have 18 months to think this out.


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Is your truck a short or long box. 3/4t and 1t trucks are the same length only difference in lengths would be crew cab, regular cab, extended cab, and long or short box.
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How about a standard lippert pin box and a Hensley Trailer Saver?
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How about a standard lippert pin box and a Hensley Trailer Saver?

That's something I will look at


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