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Old 01-05-2018, 07:41 PM   #1
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Pulling 5er with new 2017 Ford Super Duty

Any 2017 Ford guys out the pulling a CC standard 5th wheel camper. I asking about the camper to top of truck bed clearance. It’s appears to be really close. My first time pulling with new truck. Any suggestions?Click image for larger version

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Old 01-05-2018, 07:48 PM   #2
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Mine is closer than that with no issues
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:48 PM   #3
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I recommend about 6 inches. That gives good clearance to turn in at an offset drive.
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:49 PM   #4
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Some hitches can be adjusted higher and lower. Most come at the lowest setting.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:19 PM   #5
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Raise your hitch if you can. It is hard to tell from your pic but you RV looks a little nose low. I had to raise my hitch to the highest setting.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:36 PM   #6
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I agree with dalford. Looks like you could stand raising the hitch 1 setting.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:43 PM   #7
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The hitch is a Ford factory installed “Reese “ custom 27.5k hitch. I’ll look again but I think, no adjust.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:54 PM   #8
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If the hitch can't be adjusted, drop the pin box a notch. BTW, I've never seen a hitch that couldn't be adjusted. You really should try for 6" clearance.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:16 PM   #9
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The hitch is a Ford factory installed “Reese “ custom 27.5k hitch. I’ll look again but I think, no adjust.
It definitely can be adjusted. I have the same hitch. Had to raise it one hole to get the trailer level. Now I am one inch nose high measured at front of trailer vs rear - as level as it can get. You should be nearly level with 7+" clearance. I am 7.5" with CC 38EL, 2017 F-350 Dually & Reese 27.5k hitch with ford factory hitch puck mounts.
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Sweet looking rig..
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:17 AM   #11
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Boatdude62 That is a beautiful rig.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:39 AM   #12
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Thanks for the kind comments. I hope your right on adjustment, I’ll have a look.
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Some hitches can be adjusted higher and lower. Most come at the lowest setting.
We pull a 41' Cardinal with our truck exactly like yours (except black). The hitch was adjusted to the lowest position and made the clearance worrisome and the nose of the RV low. I raised the hitch position two slots and now it's pretty much perfectly level and I have about 7" clearance above the tailgate and rails.

Page 4 of the document in the link below shows the adjustment holes for your hitch I believe.

http://www.hitchpro.com/Application/...ons/N30142.pdf
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Raise it it's a must some time you will run in some campground that are not quite levelled. It could bend like a quite a lot. Having had to repair my PU box let me tell you it cost a lot of money.
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6" is considered the minimum. If you can go to more clearance and still tow reasonably level then do it. Never know when you will encounter a driveway with a drainage dip in it. If you ever intend to boondock with it then I would definitely shoot for more than 6" of clearance. Usually the roads in the national forests and parks are somewhat elevated.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:52 PM   #16
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Yes need to raise or going over and down a hump can cause the camper to hit the truck bed. Later RJD
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:15 PM   #17
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That was my concern. I would be very upset if I damage this truck. Glad I asked about this, it looked like I can raise it, as has been explained. Whew, every inch matters, right. That will help the camper also, is looked a little low in the front. I was nervous about the front level jacks also.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:11 PM   #18
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clearance

at the very least 6 inches!!!!Ya don't wanna screw up your bed...
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:56 PM   #19
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I should have read the instructions, did not know about adjustable locations.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:59 PM   #20
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