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Old 07-07-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Lift install on trailer

My rear end on my fifth wheel sits quite low to the ground. Jacks scrape on my slopes driveway low! My hitch is adjusted as low as it goes. I'm wondering if getting leaf blocks and larger u bolts would be the best solution for this. What's your thoughts??????
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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Are the leaf springs already mounted on the top of the axles? Is the camper level or nose high?

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Old 07-07-2013, 11:56 PM   #3
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Yes they are mounted to the top. Nose is roughly a foot higher than the rear on level ground.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:57 PM   #4
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Your truck looks fairly high, do you have the stock tires or are they over-size?
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:03 AM   #5
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Stock tires they are a 275 65r 20. Leveling kit in the front. Nothing done to the rear.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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How much clearance do you have between the camper's overhang and the truck's bead rails?

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It's roughly 6" from bed rails to overhang of trailer.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:26 AM   #8
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Would you consider lowering the truck...smaller blocks between spring and axle in the rear and no leveling kit in the front. That might drop the front of the camper down a couple of inches and raise the rear about the same amount. Otherwise it's raising the camper a few inches. I'm not that familiar with the method but I believe that others have added steel tubing between the frame and spring mount on the camper as opposed to installing blocks between the spring and axle.

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I wouldn't touch the truck. I do use it for my daily driver and take it gently off road on occasion. I think I'll call a trailer repair shop and see what they think. Thanks for your input!!!!!!

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Keep us updated on what you find out, as we have the same problem with clearance in our driveway. Thanks!
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