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Old 04-14-2012, 06:11 PM   #11
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Hey man, its your money, lift that truck all you want.

Its not going to stop, turn, ride, or tow as well, but none of that is the end of the world.

Yes, the dealer probably isn't going to warranty out your wheel bearings or tie rods, but not every dealer is out there to screw you... I could tell you about the time Weseloh Chevrolet in Carlsbad replaced all the pushrods in my new Camaro under warranty and then commented they wouldn't do it again if I kept spraying nitrous through it every weekend.

You going to run a programmer on the truck? At a minimum just to get the speedo corrected for the tires, but everybody ends up remapping the the fuel curve, too.

I don't know if "I" would do all of that to a $60,000 truck, but I'm certainly not discouraging you from doing it. I only spent about $20k on my truck, but I already had control arms and spring hangers to do a 3/5 drop on my truck before I even bought it. I've since changed directions and now I run a small spindle lift on mine. BFG ATs, a bunch of offroad lights, loud exhaust, big stereo...

All this talk about gas mileage, too. You have a huge truck, towing a big trailer. I didn't realize guys who do this sort of thing gave much thought to fuel economy. 6MPG sucks, but so does 8MPG.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:24 PM   #12
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Hey man, its your money, lift that truck all you want.
It's a 5th wheel he's pulling...it's got to fit under the fiver's overhang with preferably 6" clearance. Less clearance runs the risk of contact when going up/down grades. Towing with the camper nose high to maintain clearance over the truck overloads the camper's rear axle/tires and looks pretty ridiculous.

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Old 04-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #13
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Id say move on and save your money for mods on your 5er that makes it yours!
Led marker lights and stop turn and tail.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #14
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It's a 5th wheel he's pulling...it's got to fit under the fiver's overhang with preferably 6" clearance. Less clearance runs the risk of contact when going up/down grades. Towing with the camper nose high to maintain clearance over the truck overloads the camper's rear axle/tires and looks pretty ridiculous.

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Yeah, I know, he mentioned the 4" clearance in the first post, but....

Flip the trailer axles, too. And then lift the truck some more!
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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It's a 5th wheel he's pulling...it's got to fit under the fiver's overhang with preferably 6" clearance. Less clearance runs the risk of contact when going up/down grades. Towing with the camper nose high to maintain clearance over the truck overloads the camper's rear axle/tires and looks pretty ridiculous.

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Easy to get around this by lifting the trailer too.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:23 PM   #16
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Easy to get around this by lifting the trailer too.
and we have more wind drag, a higher profile in crosswinds, the expense of making the stabs etc reach the ground and the mileage drops more...

It can be done but it's not easy
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #17
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More dollars than sense.... not judgin'.... just sayin'
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #18
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Well thank you all for your inputs and knowledge. I have never owned a fifth wheel or a travel trailer so I figured before I did anything, I may as well ask people who know what there doing.
From what I'm reading, I'm going to leave the truck as is......it makes sense, at least until I have actually owned the truck or trailer. I don't get my trailer until may 21, and the truck until may 24th.

However, what are your opinions on the eighteen inch Rim versus the twenty inch.....dies it ride better with either or.
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Well thank you all for your inputs and knowledge. I have never owned a fifth wheel or a travel trailer so I figured before I did anything, I may as well ask people who know what there doing.
From what I'm reading, I'm going to leave the truck as is......it makes sense, at least until I have actually owned the truck or trailer. I don't get my trailer until may 21, and the truck until may 24th.

However, what are your opinions on the eighteen inch Rim versus the twenty inch.....dies it ride better with either or.
Have you seen the price of 20" tires? Holy cow!
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #20
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Have you seen the price of 20" tires? Holy cow!

Ha, have you seen the 24" offroad tires, OMG...

I didn't notice a difference in ride quality on my truck from 16s to 18s to 20s. I have 16's now just because of the cost. I just put tires on my truck, it was over $1000 out the door.
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