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Old 04-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #11
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If you lower the hitch pin on the trailer, it moves the plate farther away from the trailer and raising the hitch in the truck increases the distance from the bed rails to the hitch. If you lower the hitch on the trailer 1" and raise the hitch in the truck 1" you will increase the bed rail to trailer distance by 2".
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:02 PM   #12
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If you lower the hitch pin on the trailer, it moves the plate farther away from the trailer and raising the hitch in the truck increases the distance from the bed rails to the hitch. If you lower the hitch on the trailer 1" and raise the hitch in the truck 1" you will increase the bed rail to trailer distance by 2".
Donn just didn't understand that by lowering the pin box
in affect means its raising the trailer.

I had to read your first post several times to and beat it
into my head what you were saying.
but you were correct.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:29 PM   #13
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I understand perfectly well. You don't change the distance from the ground to the bottom of the overhead one bit by moving the hitch around. Just does not happen! If you lower the pin one foot and lower the hitch 1 foot, your trailer is still level, but your overhead is still going to touch the truck bed rails if you do not change the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailers frame at the axles! Think about it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:38 PM   #14
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Sorry to disagree but reread his first post your not getting what hes saying.

He means lower the pin box on camper
raise the hitch on truck

He said hitch pin but meant pin box.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #15
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To clarify
raise hitch in truck 1 inch brings plate higher
Lower pin box on camper 1 inch brings pin lower

That Brings camper up 2 inches when hooked up since you now have to
Raise camper higher to get to the higher hitch and lower pin box.

As I say to my dw do I need to draw a picture?
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #16
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And this DW would say....."yes." Most of the time he doesn't even have to ask. He just looks at my face and starts drawing.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #17
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He may want to raise the fifth wheel in the truck or lower the hitchpin on the trailer to increase distance between bed sides and the trailer. Wouldn't mess with the springs on the trailer other than the "wet" bolts.
Good suggestion. dunnnc post reads raise the fifth wheel in the truck OR lower hitchpin. Anyway I had to raise my fifth wheel 1 inch in order to back down into my driveway. This saved me from finding somewhere else to park it. It appears to be very slightly raised in the front but after 14,000 miles everything including the tires look great.

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #18
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OK, I will agree that raising the nose of the fiver will help. But in the process it will make the trailer a tail dragger and place more weight on the rear axle and tires. I was assuming most people understood that and the need to keep your trailer as level as possible. Guess I was wrong!
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Thanks again, I will give all this information to my husband and let him have a go at it! Great to know there's a place to ask questions without having to call the dealer for every little thing.
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