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Old 06-13-2016, 03:54 PM   #11
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Need To Raise 5th Wheel

Kenny Kustom, can you please explain in detail how you lowered your 2015 ram 3500 (I have the same truck and would also be interested in the same modification. 2012 8244ws Diamond Package 5th).
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:48 PM   #12
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:20 PM   #13
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Kenny Kustom, can you please explain in detail how you lowered your 2015 ram 3500 (I have the same truck and would also be interested in the same modification. 2012 8244ws Diamond Package 5th).

Ram 3500 lowering

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Old 06-13-2016, 05:27 PM   #14
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Ask a 20 year old. Clearly they all know how to do it! LOL
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:36 PM   #15
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:57 PM   #16
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20 years ago I never would have dreamed I'd ever say this, but these days I would much rather lower my truck than raise my trailer.


...I am of at least average height, and I already struggle to reach things in the bed sometimes

...most modern trucks (4x4's anyway) have WAY too much space in the wheel wells already (my opinion)

...lifting the trailer will raise it's center of gravity (bad)

...lowering the truck will lower it's center of gravity (good)

...lifting the trailer will increase the distance to the first step when entering

...lifting the trailer will increase the distance needed for all leveling jacks/landing gear every time you set up


just sharing my thoughts is all
Agree with this.I lowered my f250 2" in front and 4" in rear.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:50 AM   #17
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I read in one of the towing or hitch guides not to run nose high, however, you may want to weigh your rig before you decide. In my situation, my 8289WS has more weight on the front axle which suggests it may be running nose low. I plan to hook up and take some measurements this weekend and could end up raising the nose on my unit to transfer weight to the rear axle.

If your 8289WS is setup the same with the refer and oven on the left side slide, it appears the left is the heavier side.

My left front wheel is the heaviest, the left side heavier than the right, and the front axle is more than the rear. Considerably so...

Attached is my weight sheet.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:34 PM   #18
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Why use lifts???? Why not raise/lower hitch in truck???
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:55 PM   #19
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Why use lifts???? Why not raise/lower hitch in truck???

With a 5th wheel, the front of the trailer overhangs the truck bed. Because of this you can only lower the hitch so far before running into clearance issues between the trucks bed side rails and the trailer. The recommended minimum clearance is generally 6" (my current setup has 5" of clearance when on level ground).
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:34 AM   #20
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I did get the 5th wheel raised 3" and it was perfect for the Ram 2500. Here are pictures I said I would post. Before raising the RV it was almost 5" nose high. Took me about 6 hours to install the lift kit, I was alone. Towed level with my previous truck an 08 Tundra.
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