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Old 02-27-2008, 01:39 AM
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Lift kits and 5th wheel camp trailers?

SO I'm considering lifting my 06 F350 but I also have plans to purchase a 5th wheel camp trailer. I was thinking of lifting it 4 inch to 6 inches w/35" tires but I am concerned that it may be to high to squeeze under the trailer. Anyone know if this is still possible without modifying the trailer?

Also I wondered if anyone knows what the height of the stock blocks in the rear are on my truck? And if there say 3.5 inches already and I add a 6 inch lift does that mean it will only raise the truck 2.5 inches or do they stack them to get a full 6 inches plus whatever is stock?

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This topic has been covered before.

But to answer your question about the lift. It all depends on what kind of lift you get. If you get springs for the rear and keep your stock blocks then you should get a total of 9.5 inches of lift.

You should never stack lifting blocks. I don't care what anyone else says. I also can garuntee many on here will aggree with my statement.

Now the biggest thing to concern yourself with is clearance. I know people that tow a 5th wheel and have a 4 inch lift with no problem. A 6 inch lift may cause you problems. It is all about clearance between the trailer and the bedsides.
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I guess I will have to measure some trailer heights before hand. I was considering a fabtech 6 inch with blocks in the rear. I have heard the stock blocks on the 06's are around 3.5 or 3.7 inches tall so if I add the 4 inch kit does this mean I would only get a 1/2to - 0.3 inches of lift from the kit or is it meant to raise it 4 inches above the stock height? Sorry, I know nothing about lift kits and suspension.
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I guess I will have to measure some trailer heights before hand. I was considering a fabtech 6 inch with blocks in the rear. I have heard the stock blocks on the 06's are around 3.5 or 3.7 inches tall so if I add the 4 inch kit does this mean I would only get a 1/2to - 0.3 inches of lift from the kit or is it meant to raise it 4 inches above the stock height? Sorry, I know nothing about lift kits and suspension.
Techanically a 4inch lift means it will raise the truck 4 inches from stock hieght.

Lets say your truck sits at 48 inches from top of bed rail to ground right now. Lets say that is stock hieght. If you put a 4 inch lift on your truck then after the install your truck hieght should be 52 inches from the top of the bed rail to the ground.

I know that those measurements are not correct. I was using them for an example.
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Some trailers will work with a 4 inch lift however with a 6 inch you will need to most likely do a shackle flip on the trailer to lift it
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my 07 250 had a 2 inch block and I removed it and added a5.5 inch block..
my 5wheel has axle flip and larger tires and sits level..6 would be to much for a level ride but 4 with a axle flip and larger tires would work just fine..My 2 pennys
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Some trailers will work with a 4 inch lift however with a 6 inch you will need to most likely do a shackle flip on the trailer to lift it
Be careful on this assumption now, I just got to looking at my trailer and a good number of the heavy units (>10k lbs) at a recent trailer show were already setup with the axles below the leafs, meaning that you couldn't do a shackle flip. Maybe its just a West coast thing with trailers, since we have so many lifted trucks around here, but just wanted to caution the OP.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:40 AM
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Be careful on this assumption now, I just got to looking at my trailer and a good number of the heavy units (>10k lbs) at a recent trailer show were already setup with the axles below the leafs, meaning that you couldn't do a shackle flip. Maybe its just a West coast thing with trailers, since we have so many lifted trucks around here, but just wanted to caution the OP.
Good point Shawn some of the heavier ones are
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A 6" lift usually means total lift hight to the front correct? That way the truck will sit level.... So on a 350 i would think your only gettin bout 3" higher in the rear and a 250 would get 5" in the rear??? I put the lift in my own truck and the same lift in my bros 350 and they sit the same now.... I pull a 40' gooseneck with mine and no problems here... I just Pay a little more atten when towing
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a gooseneck the neck is higher than a 5ers and more adjustable..
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