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Old 04-01-2015, 10:56 AM   #11
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Do I hear a challenge? What the result of lowering tv was giving alot more bed rail clearance and getting rid of the extreme tire to body clearance..... getting closer to the look of a 2wh'lr Ie: chebby 1500. Also, even with factory running boards the knees will thank me!
Not from me, I just lowered the rear end on mine.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:24 AM   #12
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Bed rail clearance should be 6-8" and 8-10" for off road use. There are quite a few posters that go 8" because they have had touching incidents with some reports of damage at 6 " or less. Some campsites require that you cross a crest or two to back into the site. This can really twist things to the limit especially if you have a side pivoting hitch. Your trailer height might be a factor as to how level it will tow. If the trailer is too low, the axles may have to be adjusted.
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:07 PM   #13
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I think this applies....I bought a Ram 2500 HD and its higher in the back. The trailer was so high iin front it was going to kill the rear set of tires on the trailer, so I lowerd the 5ve hitch. Now the clearence is not enough for comfort in the bed. I have not done this yet but here is the plan....I have got under trailer and got the name of the Axels, serial numbers and dates. I called Rockwood with this information. They sugested a lift kit for the Axels and will send them by courier. I then need someone to install. it seemd easy enough Blocks an bolts. Then I can raise the hitch back up for comfort level. I need to find my emails and get this ordered. I cannot remember the cost.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:15 PM   #14
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I think this applies....I bought a Ram 2500 HD and its higher in the back. The trailer was so high iin front it was going to kill the rear set of tires on the trailer, so I lowerd the 5ve hitch. Now the clearence is not enough for comfort in the bed. I have not done this yet but here is the plan....I have got under trailer and got the name of the Axels, serial numbers and dates. I called Rockwood with this information. They sugested a lift kit for the Axels and will send them by courier. I then need someone to install. it seemd easy enough Blocks an bolts. Then I can raise the hitch back up for comfort level. I need to find my emails and get this ordered. I cannot remember the cost.
With my trailer having tork-flex type axles, the mounting is already marginal and, for me, It's a pia to round up enough support to hold it up. Personally, I can't, and won't pay someone else, to do what I can do myself. For safety sake with a slight driveway tilt, would need to hook up to tv, and would be out in street some and I like my truck. Lowering truck was the less of two evils.
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