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post #1 of 14 Old 07-29-2007, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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fifth wheel on a lifted truck

i have a 97 F250 lifted with 38.5's.. its kida big .. my dad wants to get a fifth wheel and hook it on my truck.. can you hook a fifth wheel up to a lifted truck or not? thanks looie
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is it the kind that hook up in the bed of the truck? i doubt you will be able to if you have a big lift. sounds like you have at least 6'' of lift with 38.5 tires. if you had a trailer that you pull from the hitch on the back of the truck you could if you had the right size drop hitch.


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Yours is probably a little tall for a standard 5th wheel

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what would be my solution? drop down hitch? i dont know about this stuff
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If it is a fifth wheel you would have to do a spring flip on the trailer. Is this the type of hitch
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does that go on the bed of my truck or is that an aftermarket attachment for the trailer itself that attaches to the bed of the truck. So It is possible for me to pull a fifth wheel with my truck... kool thanks guys
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I don't think that it would work with a 5th wheel.... I am guess that you would be way to tall... the only thing that I would guess that you would be able to do is get a drop hitch.... I don't know how long of one that you need but I would look into it... and also I would take into consideration of how much weight your plaining on pulling.... espically if you have MT tires... dont' know what the rating is on the tires but I would check it out before I would pull anything to heavy

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not gonna pull a 5er with a tall truck, the bed would be hitting the front bottom of the camper, you might could get a big drop hitch and pull a bumper type travel trailer, but you big tires will kill you on pulling power and stopping distance

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booo now i gotta tell my dad i cant get a fifth wheel.. at least not on my truck... i could just get some kind of camper to pull right? other options as far as some kind of live in camper deal that will have plumbing and stuff with all the plug ins. dang .. i guess i could sell the truck but that would suck. thanks guys..
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