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Old 07-10-2009, 02:22 PM
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I have a 2000 f350 4x4 6 speed manual tranny with a 4" suspension lift and 35" tires my question is has anyone with this setup attempted to pull a 5th wheel camper because i have access to a 31 footer and im wondering if its possible too pull due to the height of the truck if so i plan to spend the money and have a hitch put in my truck but i wanted to get some advice first any advice is appreciated thanks
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you would probably need to flip the axles on the trailer to get it up higher. My 5th wheel is already tall, I would not want to make it any taller! This is why I have to stick with a stock height truck. I have seen people pulling 5ers with lifted trucks, I would not do it myself...
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:18 PM
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you can flip the axles, but this is a mtter of great debate. most campers already are high enough, i wouldn't want to add more height to them, center of gravity/roll over issues. Me personally, i wouldnt do it, but there are lots of guys who do.
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My buddy has a 38' 5th wheel w/the axles flipped. It can be pulled with a 4" and 35's. I would think it depends on the initial height of the trailer from the factory. His sits at about 12', so the stability is a concer if you happen to get haulin a$$.
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You need to be careful due possibly doing 'nose high' towing. If you tow that way, you end up putting more weight on the rear set of trailer tires and less on the front ones. This could lead to premature tire failure, which could not be a fun thing while you're towing. May not happen on the first or second or third trips, but it would eventually.

Flipping the axles could be a possibility, if they're not already done. Another thing to consider, axle flipping does raise the trailer. Aside from the higher center of gravity, depending on where you are in the country, you could run into issues with overpass clearances if it sits too high.

Obviously, the decision is yours, but it's good that you're asking for info to make the best one for you. Good luck!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:22 PM
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thanks i have everything to put it back stock and may end up doing that but i sure hate too and the camper sits pretty high already
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