Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2018, 04:01 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Jack350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Central New York
Posts: 299
Another option to consider that many are doing with this truck is to change the rear axle blocks. This could give you a 1.5 inch drop and your truck will still have some rear rake. Check the Ford forum.
Jack350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2018, 06:23 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East Berlin
Posts: 732
As already said, just looking at the picture you can probably go to the bottom hole on the hitch adjustment. From the the top holes to the bottom is 2 1/2 inches, RV will be darn close to level. It's really hard to tell by the picture , but it looks like you have about 5 inches clearance now, the extra height should make it right where you need. Good luck.
Rich5117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2018, 06:47 PM   #23
TBarbs
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SD/AK
Posts: 84
As others have said your Reese is adjustable. It has three setting (bolt holes) and they are about 1 1/4" apart. My Reese is about 4 years old but I assume they are similar.
It is a bit of a job but I have moved mine three times in the last four months. Once when we backed into the new 5r in September and twice now after installing an air ride hitch. Still messing with my settings trying to get the trailer level!
tbarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2018, 06:49 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Suffolk, Va.
Posts: 1,315
Just make sure you torque them correctly when you adjust.
__________________
Michael & Fran Dilday (Baxter & Honey 2 Labs)
'18 Cedar Creek Champagne 38EL - '17 Ford F350 Lariat DRW w/Reese hitch - TST 507 Color TPMS - Garmin RV 770 LMT GPS
mwdilday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2018, 06:57 PM   #25
Member
 
Boatdude62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 98
Yeah, 250 ft lbs.
Boatdude62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 01:23 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East Berlin
Posts: 732
Pulling 5er with new 2017 Ford Super Duty

You can get a big torque wrench and do it right, or use a smaller one and torque it to 125 ft lbs twice. Just kidding.

You are really lucky in that you need to go up and have plenty of adjustments you can make. I was nose high with new F350 SRW no adjustments left on hitch or pin box. Luckily got ok to drill hole in pin box so could raise it one more notch.

Happy RVing
Rich5117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 02:41 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: East Texas
Posts: 222
I have 2017 F250 I have about 6 inches clearance no problems.
JimEastTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2018, 12:22 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 321
You did not say how new your truck is. If its brand new, the the rear is going to settle down, the springs will develop their set, bushing will wear in and when its all said and done it will come down 1 in or so. It will settle in over a few pulls and some highway miles. Mine settled in slowly and I went from a nose up to a level with my CC.

So first make sure you have some space between and remember its a compromise between level and how close it is to the rails. I think I am at 5 in, but not sure, I was at 4 in when I first hooked up and my tail end of the truck sait high.

I run a Pullrite ISR Superlite 20k which uses a ball system rather than a flat plate. (I will NEVER go back to a flat plate system again!)

If your rig has been pulling and its already settled in then as others stated drop your pin box or raise you plate as need to get level.
__________________
Don
US Army Infantry Retired
Texas Hill Country
Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE
'19 F 350 CC, LB King Ranch Ultimate
17 Oaks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2018, 12:47 PM   #29
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 19,475
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boatdude62 View Post
I should have read the instructions, did not know about adjustable locations.
As they say if all else fails read the instructions. Later RJD
__________________
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2019 62
Days camped 2020 49 days camped 2021-38
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 06:02 AM   #30
Member
 
Boatdude62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 98
Update... I did take it to a hitch installers. 20 bucks and they raised my Reese Custom hitch to the top setting and torqued correctly. That gave me a good 6 inch clearance. Truck rear still above level a inch or so when all loaded and hitch.

Truck pulled CC great to Florida, little over 1200 miles.

We talked with a guy at our RV Resort that delivers allot of 5th wheels. He stated CC always pull very well, they have excellent balance for pulling.
Boatdude62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 11:29 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Space Coast of Florida
Posts: 3,167
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boatdude62 View Post
Update... I did take it to a hitch installers. 20 bucks and they raised my Reese Custom hitch to the top setting and torqued correctly. That gave me a good 6 inch clearance. Truck rear still above level a inch or so when all loaded and hitch.

Truck pulled CC great to Florida, little over 1200 miles.

We talked with a guy at our RV Resort that delivers allot of 5th wheels. He stated CC always pull very well, they have excellent balance for pulling.
Thx boatdude for posting your outcome. Glad you got it right...
__________________
2016 Siverback 33IK, Towed 40K+ miles
2018 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.7L V8 Diesel 4WD Crew Cab
Andersen Ultimate Hitch
RadMini Stepthru eBikes

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
dalford is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5er, ford

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 AM.