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Old 06-03-2019, 12:52 PM   #1
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B&W Hitch setting

I need some advise on setting heighth on my companion 3700 hitch
I have 2019 chevy 4x4 2500hd duramax truck with factory 5th wheel package.
I ordered a Rockwood 2888 ultra light 5er
My 5er is due in this week and a want to set up the hitch before i get to the dealership. I know it will need adjustment but want to take a shot at getting it right the first time. I have a few different height adjustments and thought maybe someone has been down this “road”
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Top of bed rail is 58 inches and hitch has 3 adjusments
16.75” to 18.75”
And 2” of front to back adjustments
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:03 PM   #2
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My installer set my B&W 18K Patriot all the way back toward cab and one down from top height ... was perfect ... I have a Ram and this will be no help to you .. let us know where you end up Thanks Frank I do have a Rockwood 2898KS with the turning point pin unlocked ...
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:22 AM   #3
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Looks like middle holes for hitch setting. that will give me 5” clearance. I will be nose high about an inch.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:49 AM   #4
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Looks like middle holes for hitch setting. that will give me 5” clearance. I will be nose high about an inch.
5" is a minimum suggested clearance and is good for normal use. We find that 6"+ is needed for very uneven, unimproved areas we go to in the backwoods.
I have always thought + or - 1" of level is good enough, with being nose high preferable in most cases.
Enjoy!!
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:58 AM   #5
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5" is a minimum suggested clearance and is good for normal use. We find that 6"+ is needed for very uneven, unimproved areas we go to in the backwoods.
I have always thought + or - 1" of level is good enough, with being nose high preferable in most cases.
Enjoy!!
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I got by on one 5th wheel we had with 4-1/2" but I had to watch closely in uneven areas. Never touched but was close.
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