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post #1 of 13 Old 09-29-2010, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Troubles Hooking/Hauling 5th Wheel? 02' F-350

I have an 02' F-350 Crew Cab SRW 4x4, I am concerned about hooking on to my 5th wheel I am going to pick up this weekend. I have a 2" leveling kit in the front and 285's for tires but the truck sits pretty high. Does anyone else have this set up and pull a 5th wheel? I am using a buddies truck to go get it because I don't have a 5th wheel plate and will be putting a goosneck adapter on the camper so I can use the ball in my truck. I've seen that some people (dodge to be specific ) have flipped the axels around on their 5th wheels and put the leaf springs on top and also built 3" lift kits for their campers. Just looking for some input. Thanks

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You wont have a problem hooking to a gooseneck or 5th wheel at all with your setup

I did it for years

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Did you pull a camper at all? Do you remember how much space aprox. you had between the top of the rail on the truck bed to the camper? Thanks again!

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You name it I pulled it. Plenty of room

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Just an example

5th wheel camper. Truck with a 4 inch lift and 35s

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Thanks for the picture Dave, do you ever have issues with pulling the camper at a tilt like that or the top of the rails hitting the camper? Well I got the camper this weekend, had to use my dads truck to go get it because I don't have a 5th wheel plate, he was going to give me his and decided to keep it so now I am SOL.... Here is my new delema, I pull my truck next to my camper, I am going to have to flip the camper axels but it should be good height wise after that, there may be a slight tilt, and I already have a goosneck ball and was wanting to just get one of those "5th wheel to goosneck adapters" so I would not have to put the 5th wheel plate in, BUT my goosneck is in the middle of my bed so I am afraid it might be too far towards the cab and my tail gatge and rear of the truck might hit the camper when I turn. Would it be too risky to unbolt the 5th wheel neck on the camper and make a new one out of 3/16" steel and make it about 1' longer and weld a goosneck style hitch on it with gussets? I have never had a 5th wheel so I don't know how much stress they omit on the hitch, I have a 23' pretty light camper, and want to pull my 17' ski boat behind the camper as well. Sorry for the long post! Nice looking truck and camper Dave!

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Did you get a camper designed for a shortbed truck

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I guess I am not sure... I checked my truck to my buddies camper and his camper is the same as mine height and length wise for the 5th wheel part and he pulls his with a longbox dually, but his 5th wheel plate is moved a little further back and his truck is only a 2wd and sits lower. My truck is a short bed so I would think I would have an advantage on that part. Would it help if tonight when I get home I pull my truck up next to the camper lining up my goosneck ball to the camper 5th wheel part?

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Get a pic of your truck and the camper

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Just e-mailed you the pics I had off my camper.

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4" Turbo Back Hog Performance Exhaust
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