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EXGMTech 03-17-2013 04:03 PM

5th wheel hitch issue
 
Looking at the height of my new hitch I'm thinking it's going to be too high for our new 5er picking up on Thurs...I have one more hole of adjustment that will bring it down 1 more inch, but still looks too high. Or am I wrong? Never owned a 5er before...when I looked at the pin height this wknd after signing the paperwork it looked way lower than my hitch head.

We're getting a '13 Crusader 335BHS.

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ependydad 03-17-2013 04:06 PM

Newer fifth wheels are designed for the heights of the newest trucks out. I didn't have any issues with my Sabre and 4x4 dually/3500.

Wait until you go to hookup before worrying too much.

TURBS 03-17-2013 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ependydad (Post 327588)
Newer fifth wheels are designed for the heights of the newest trucks out. I didn't have any issues with my Sabre and 4x4 dually/3500.

Wait until you go to hookup before worrying too much.

X2

Im giving the Same answer as your other thread on the same topic

Cajun Po-Boy 03-17-2013 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EXGMTech (Post 327583)
Looking at the height of my new hitch I'm thinking it's going to be too high for our new 5er picking up on Thurs...I have one more hole of adjustment that will bring it down 1 more inch, but still looks too high. Or am I wrong? Never owned a 5er before...when I looked at the pin height this wknd after signing the paperwork it looked way lower than my hitch head.

We're getting a '13 Crusader 335BHS.

Appears to be at the right height

huntr70 03-17-2013 04:28 PM

Worst case, there is adjustment on the pinbox also....

Make our techs work a little bit..LOL

You should be fine.

EXGMTech 03-17-2013 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by f1100turbo (Post 327595)
X2

Im giving the Same answer as your other thread on the same topic

yea I'm a worry wart...I'm convinced my rail height will be ok, it's the hitch I'm concerned about. I had a horrible experience when I was picking up my new TT, the dual cam setup was maxed on adjustment and the trunion bar ends were 2" off the ground....spent 4 or 5 hrs @ the dlr trying to figure it out...they were stumped...don't want anything like that again!

EXGMTech 03-17-2013 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by 2008Wildcat (Post 327610)
Worst case, there is adjustment on the pinbox also....

did not know that....makes me feel better, thanks!

RodeoGeorge 03-17-2013 04:31 PM

When I was ordering the B&W Companion for my hauler, to accommodate the 8289WS, I went to the dealer, leveled a 8289, and measured the height to the pin plate.

I had a choice between the standard Companion, which set 12-1/2 to 14-1/2 inches above the bed, or the Flat Bed model which set 10-1/2 inches above the bed.

Ordered and installed the Flat Bed model, and Friday when I picked the RV up at the dealer, it sets exactly level when hitched.

RodeoGeorge

EXGMTech 03-17-2013 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RodeoGeorge (Post 327615)
When I was ordering the B&W Companion for my hauler, to accommodate the 8289WS, I went to the dealer, leveled a 8289, and measured the height to the pin plate.

I had a choice between the standard Companion, which set 12-1/2 to 14-1/2 inches above the bed, or the Flat Bed model which set 10-1/2 inches above the bed.

Ordered and installed the Flat Bed model, and Friday when I picked the RV up at the dealer, it sets exactly level when hitched.

RodeoGeorge

my pin plate is 17" above the bed which to me is high....guess I'll find out Thurs. fingers crossed.

Great Horned Owl 03-17-2013 04:54 PM

Don't forget that once you hitch, the weight of the 5er will cause the truck to settle about 3" or so. Thus, the actual height of your hitch will be lower than you are measuring.

Joel


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