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post #1 of 10 Old 10-08-2010, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Lift and Fifth Wheel Towing

Well I'm new to the forum, so hello to all. I just purchased a 2011 F250, and I've seen several around town that are lifted to at least 6". They look great but the first thing I noticed was that none of them fit into the standard size garages here in this area. (not a good thing during tornado season and softball size hail) So, my question is this; How tall can you go with a lift and still be able to tow a fifth wheel?
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Lift the trailer and drive real slow????


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Depends on the 5th wheel..you need 6" clearance so best thing to do is see which 5th wheel you want then decide on the lift.

Also trailer sellers and manufactures LIE about weights. Never buy till you hook up to your truck and have all weighed to make sure your legal and safe. Once you know what lift height you want let me know and I'll get you prices.

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Depends on the 5th wheel..you need 6" clearance so best thing to do is see which 5th wheel you want then decide on the lift.

Also trailer sellers and manufactures LIE about weights. Never buy till you hook up to your truck and have all weighed to make sure your legal and safe. Once you know what lift height you want let me know and I'll get you prices.

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We are in the process of getting a house so need to make sure the garage height, but if they make them, I'd like a 4" lift to ensure I can pull most all fifth wheel RV's.....suggestions?
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When I built my house I went to 8' doors 10' wide so much easyer to enter and most lifts will clear..

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When I built my house I went to 8' doors 10' wide so much easyer to enter and most lifts will clear..

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Me to only i went standard width and 8' tall door with a 10' ceiling. But i built the garage around my trucks i've owned or will own

And to the OP a 4" is what most do for towing and thats what i went back to after having a 6" in the past.

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winch front and back to compress your suspension?
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I have bed rail clearance issues at stock height with my F350 and 5ver. I already have the axles flipped and the shackles in the highest position. Still barely have enough clearance with the nose of the trailer still being a shade high.

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I have bed rail clearance issues at stock height with my F350 and 5ver. I already have the axles flipped and the shackles in the highest position. Still barely have enough clearance with the nose of the trailer still being a shade high.
Do you have the 5th wheel prep package? I decided to install my rail kit from my 2007 and am just running a drawtite 16K hitch, the rail clearance is ok, I would prefer a little more but have the same problem with nose hieght when I adjust the hitch any higher.

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Mine looks very similiar in stature to yours. However I barely have six inches clearance and if I raise the hitch anymore the nose high attitude will get worse.

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