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post #1 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Towing w/ a lifted truck

I wanted to see if anyone was pulling a travel trailer behind their lifted 250? I've been looking at a 35 foot toy hauler and I'm wondering what I can expect while headed down the highway? The trailer will weight about 10k w/ 1.3k at the tongue. I'm going to install the Reese weight redistribution w/ sway control. Are there any other suspension mods that I should consider to ensure a safe ride?

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Is this a fifth wheel? I'm hoping so at that size.



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Not enough pin weight to be a 5er. Got to be a bumper pull.

Your lift is not a problem with a bumper pull, just be sure to get a drop hitch so the trailer is level.

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Still, that's big.
But like the OP said, a WD hitch with sway control is a much. Just get the drawbar that has enough drop for you, and you'll be good.



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Still, that's big.
But like the OP said, a WD hitch with sway control is a much. Just get the drawbar that has enough drop for you, and you'll be good.
Absolutely. Agreed 100%

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See it all the time here in California. I pull a 37' 5ther 12.5k empty doesnt sag to bad with a 4" lift and 35" tires the trailer had the axles flipped so it would ride level. My buddy pulls a 40' 5ther weekend warrior 16k empty axles flipped and he has a 8" lift with 38" we go to pismo beach all the time and vegas to watch nascar with no problem.



I would try to go 5ther with that size of trailer 35' is long as sh-t as a bumper pull. On top of that a 5ther doesnt sway half as bad.
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It's a pull behind trailer. Too much lift in the truck to even back under a 5th wheel. I've got a 7inch drop hitch.

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You can consider "flipping" the Axles on the trailer...I'm about to do mine that way...


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Going to flip mine also, but going to make my own perches to get another inch or two at max.
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