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Lifts & 5th wheels

Thinking of getting a 5th wheel & I was curious what is the max amount of lift you can have without running into problems.

I'm currently at 4.5" with 37" tires. Am I SOL?

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There was a thread in the 6.7 section and a guy had a 6" lift on his truck and towed a fifth wheel. Looked to sit pretty level. I'm sure he had to flip the axles. Think a lot of it has to do with the trailer too. There's a few guys on here that tow fifths with lifts.

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All depends on how high the trailer sits.
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Well being one that pulls around a 35' 5th wheel I would say yes SOL, my truck has a 2.5 coils in the front, truck its level, when I have my 5th wheel hooked up I have 7" between the bed of the truck and the trailer, I would say you would need to drop the truck back down to stock with no more then a level kit. you should always kep min of 6" between bed of truck and trailer, good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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These are the pictures I was talking about. They're from Rodand.






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I tow a 12k pound, 36 foot fiver with a 2.5" level kit and 4"blocks and have no problem. I have the 295 Nitto trails as well.

A leveleled truck is about as high as I would go though. But like it was said earlier. It depends on the trailer and hitch.

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I run 4" Blocks on my 350. My Hitch Hike Fifth wheel plate is level with the side rails on the bed. My Arctic Fox 30' 12K lbs all in has a higher stance than most it size do to factory high ride springs and 236x85R16 tires. It rides level. oh, I also clear a Delta pro tool box on tight turns. With your front leveled I would add rear air bags to keep that sweet level ride. My 350 suspension is pretty tame with 1800# on the pin but air bags would soften it a little more on long excursions.

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Just depends on how high your trailer is. I pulled my 32 and my Dad's 37 foot 5th wheel trailers with my 05 F250 with 6" lift on 35s and it wasn't too bad. Got a little nervous going across rain gutters in the streets and in and out of driveways. A buddy of mine with a Dodge 3500 has 8-10 inches of lift and 40" Toyo M/Ts that pulls a lifted 38' Cyclone. It looks scary to me but he pulls it all over SoCal.

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