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Old 07-19-2007, 06:55 PM
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Exclamation HELP!! 5th Wheel problem!!!

Okay - so we're going to tow our trailer 3 hours tomorrow and I was able to hook it up tonight and get everything ready and I found out that my 2wd truck is a little tooo high!

the butt end of the trailer is about sitting on the ground! I don't want to blow out my rear tires towing because it obviously has two axle's for a reason, but i'm afraid all the weight on the rear will be too much...

what does everyone think? I have just over the proper amount of clearance at the bed rails... can't lower the hitch anymore! Are there ways to correct this (ie. raise the trailer) and how do you do it?

also, if I take it slow and easy, do you think it will be okay to tow the trailer on a short trip for the weekend?
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:01 PM
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hmmm. Not too sure bud.
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You can do an axle flip.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:41 PM
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but how much will raise the rear end??? I think it needs it by about 4 - 6 inches......
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i believe flipping the axles will do the trick. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:54 PM
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I don't think 4'-6" would be detrimental to the tires. They allow for a little "forgiveness" when towing. They don't expect those things to be towed on a completely flat plane. How much does your truck squat when it's all hooked up? could that be enough to fix the problem?
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:12 PM
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Apparently my trailer's tongue weight isn't enough to squat the truck very much at all... its not even level!!!

on my F150, it would put the back end of the truck on the bump stops...
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:15 PM
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I was thinking about trying to find a way to lower the rear end for future pulls??? or a way to lift the trailer???? I will take a picture tomorrow at the car wash... and jsut take it easy tomorrow and this weekend... but I will need to fix this before we tow too much I think...
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:31 PM
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Axle flip is the my dad did it on his 5er. His 03 F250 looked about the same as you're describing.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:35 PM
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Well, If your talking a fifth wheel, My hitch has adjustments to raise and lower the front end. I can travel a total of about 8" if I went from top to bottom.

If it attaches to your receiver, Then you can always go with a drop hitch.

This atleast is easy and fast, As where flipping the axels, can be a whole day affair.

Hope this helps you and you get to start your trip on time..
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