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Wanderer 03-01-2015 04:55 PM

Fiver too high front, how to lower?
 
Hello,
We have 2009 Chevy, 2500HD, 2 wheel drive. Fiver is 2008 Cardinal with "Airborne brand air bag/shock hitch". The Huskey hitch is as low as it will go and appears fiver Airborne is also as low as it will go, however front of the fiver is 3 inch higher than the rear of the trailer when hitched up and ready to go.
Question 1: Is this bad, cause irregular trailer tire wear etc.?
Question 2: How can we get the truck/front of trailer near level?

Remove leaf springs? The TV is not used for heavy hauling except for the fiver.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
ThanYou,
Wanderer

davel1971 03-01-2015 05:12 PM

when you say hitch on 5th wheel is as low as it will go, do you mean its set as high up (closest to 5th wheel) as possible?

Wanderer 03-01-2015 05:18 PM

Yes Dave,
That's correct, there are adjustment holes; more bolt holes, however those would act to raise the fiver.

taken 03-01-2015 05:19 PM

I had the same issue with my last rig. My hitch was as low as it could go and my pinbox was all the way up to the top holes. I added the Correct Track 2 system to the trailer. It is designed to align your axles but as a side effect gives you two inches of lift. Got me level and would probably get you pretty close too.

B and B 03-01-2015 05:25 PM

I had a lift kit installd on Goshen last summer. Retail is about $250 for the kit. I have 2.5 inches of lift. I tow level now. I had one more bolt hole to go on the reese but I would run out of trailer to bed clearance. I camp in Provincial Parks with gravel sites and uneven roads.
I did measure a 15 degree temperature difference between front and back axle. Both are the same now and the trailer is level.

davel1971 03-01-2015 05:27 PM

like "taken" said, installing the Correct Track system will give it some lift. Also gives a way to align trailer axles if necessary

OldCoot 03-01-2015 05:42 PM

I would seriously consider trying to lower the truck itself. IMO, the 2500 sits too high even unloaded.

taken 03-01-2015 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldCoot (Post 795663)
I would seriously consider trying to lower the truck itself. IMO, the 2500 sits too high even unloaded.

I hear you. You should see the back of my 350 SRW. Looks like it's taking flight. On the Fords, you can swap the size spacer blocks under the rear springs to raise or lower ride height. Not sure about GM though?

OldCoot 03-01-2015 05:50 PM

My 1/2T was 1-1/2" higher in the rear when new, I made longer rear spring shackles and now it sits level unloaded and with the "illegal 5er" on it.

Don't understand why 3/4T's have to sit so high all the way around.

taken 03-01-2015 06:04 PM

Bigger is better these days. Or at least it sells more trucks...


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