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Old 10-01-2020, 03:44 PM   #1
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What is the recommended distance between the bed sides of your truck and the trailer when level and connected...? Very new at 5th wheel towing...
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Old 10-01-2020, 03:56 PM   #2
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The minimum distance between the bed rails and overhang of the RV is 6". I would consider that the bare minimum. I have our hitch set so that there's 8" clearance. That gives us a little more leeway in some campgrounds where the roadway isn't level with the campsite driveway or pad.
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:36 PM   #4
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This was my reference point when setting my rig up. Recommend no less than 6”.
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