lift and towing my camper....some ????'s - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Exterior Discussion Body and Accessories Talk

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-16-2008, 05:35 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 568
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
lift and towing my camper....some ????'s

hello guys. as it is coming into spring and camper season is coming, i am going to get a lift for my 03 cc 350. i had the wife talked into it to go with a 4.5" donahoe lift, which by the way is now icon vehicle dynamics, but then she says that she would rather go with a 6" one. story of my life!! always a couple of inches short!

anyway, i pull my camper as im sure lots do, and it is a travel trailer. i have the equilizer hitch and it is set as low as it can go now so if i go with a 6" lift what are my options? i see that some offer a billit drop down adjustable style reciever but not too sure i like the idea of aluminum. i need ideas from some of you that have a lift and tow. i would really prefer to keep my equilizer so as to pull nice. any ideas???

thanks
clarence
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-16-2008, 05:50 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hudson, NY
Posts: 487
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You should be able to get a longer drop down shank. I'm sure you're going to have to do some measuring once the lift is done but it shouldn't be a big deal. give Equalizer a call and see what they recommend.

Here's a link where I got mine from. I have the reese/straigh-line set up with dual cam sway control though.
WD Shanks Trailer hitch bike rack and trailer hitches - etrailer.com

Last edited by AYP Tires; 03-16-2008 at 06:00 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-16-2008, 06:31 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SL,UT
Posts: 79
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've heard of people flipping the axles on their trailer to make it taller.

This is the main reason I won't be lifting mine. 35's are big (and expensive) enough.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-18-2008, 09:50 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: socal
Posts: 264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I tow an 8000 lb toy box and Im up 8"s,I use the billet aluminum drop down and never had an issue with it.Its rated at 1200 lb tongue weight and I would recommend air bags if you dont already have them once you have the lift installed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-18-2008, 10:44 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Glendale AZ
Posts: 327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What does your trailer weigh?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-18-2008, 02:46 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 568
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
empty it is 5600 lbs and loaded im guessing 7000lbs max. i am looking at the donahoe kit. 4.5 hanger system or the 6" one. the only thing i dont like about the 6 is that it comes with new leafs which will take my payload down. then, like was stated above, i will need the air bags which i dont want for a few reasons. also, everyone talks about how the donahoe kit handles and that is what i need out of this lift. its the shocks that i am really after.
anyway, i have found some drop down recievers and am going to look deeper into that but if there are any more ideas, keep them coming. even if there is a better way to achieve my lift, im all ears.
thanks guys
clarence
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-18-2008, 02:58 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: socal
Posts: 264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
How come you dont want airbags?Just curious.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-18-2008, 03:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: west covina, CA
Posts: 1,930
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have the pro comp 6.5 inch lift with all new leafs and my payload went up because they're new rear leafs have 6 in the pack...and as for towing my weekend warrior I just dropped the hitch down as far as it can go and I hook up no problem
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-18-2008, 03:13 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 4,243
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i use to tow my toy hauler with my last rig. it had 8" lift and 3" body lift with 38's. i didnt even use a drop hitch. just stacked some wood under the foot to raise my camper higher. i had a 1400# tongue weight so it leveled out great. also being that big, the towing wasnt even bad. fyi my toy hauler weighs 10,000pds loaded.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-18-2008, 03:14 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 568
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
i guess because where i live, guys complain about them all the time and how they have to go back for warranty work because of things like punctures, moisture, broken lines and stuff like that. to get to my town you have to drive down 300 kms of THE worst gravel you have ever seen. sharp stuff like you see on the rail road tracks. i cant really be bothered to have to constantly fix it especially in the winter months. being where we live, has taught me to be very picky about what i put on my truck so as to last the drive. not only that but there is no other towns within that distance. solitude the whole way baby!!!!
kinda sucks when you breakdown and there is no traffic for hours.
sorry for the rant! i guess that is my reasons.
clarence
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors