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Old 01-12-2013, 08:50 AM
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How to Lift with a camper ?

I really want to lift my truck and put some amp boards it's a daily driver so I really don't want to go higher than 4 inches. Any recommendations ? I also tow a bit and am looking at getting a goose neck camper is this possible to lift and still pull a camper ?


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I have a 6 inch lift on my truck with 35's and AMP steps. I have a 38.5 foot toy hauler that I had to put straight axles and locate springs on top of the axle to get proper height. I go to the sand dunes a lot and offroading in the woods.

The lift and big tires will hurt your mileage. My truck is stock and gets 10.5 around town and 14.5 on highway. When I pull my 16,000 lifted toy hauler, I only get 6-7 mpg.

Just something's for you to consider. Also depending on lift and size of tires, no more drive thru car washes
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Also depending on lift and size of tires, no more drive thru car washes
Also no parking decks.

If it's a daily, this is all stuff you need to weigh out. Lifts look awesome, but could cost way more than the parts and install prices. Fuel economy and extra walking could add up to a lot.
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I have a 6" lift with 35's and have a slidein pop up camper. I had to have custom brackets made to lift the camper higher up because I couldn't back underneath of it. I might switch to a fifth wheel soon and do a fifth wheel and boat combo. The wife sprained an ankle trying to get out of the camper lol and with little babies I think the high up camper is not reasonable anymore. Some of the fifth wheels I've been looking at already have been axle flipped so if you are buying used you may want to look for that.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:45 PM
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Apparently you can get lift kits for your trailer, also.

Can see a 5th wheel rolling down the road with 35's on it LOL.
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modify a lift kit for the camper!! That would be sick!
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I'd do a 4.5" 4 link kit with the rear mini spring packs..will ride way better than stock.

goose neck camper ..check for clearance 4" min..some have more clearance than others some you can flip axles some can't.

A 4.5" lift will only lift the rear 2"...

PM or Email me if I can help with a suspension kit.

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