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Old 06-28-2010, 12:27 PM
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Towing 5th wheel or gooseneck w/ 4.5" lift?

I want to put a 4.5" Icon lift on my 2010 F250. I am worried it will be too high to tow a 5th wheel of gooseneck enclosed trailer. Will I still be able to tow alright with the lift?

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Old 06-28-2010, 12:35 PM
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You might wanna look to see if you can do an axle flip (Springs on top of the axle, not the bottom) on the trailer(s). It would lift your trailer(s) a bit.
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If that is the trailer he wants to pull with it. What is the current ground clearance ( at the rear) as it sits in that picture. Then think about tipping up the front of the trailer and seeing what the clearance ( at the rear ) would be.

Axle flip would be a big help.
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Thanks guys. Yeah that is the trailer that I pull. I will look into how much gc there is at the back. I only pull this trailer a couple times a year. It's my cousins trailer. If it is really bad we'll just have to take his Dmax lol.
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Holy crap! How long is that trailer??!? What is the weight fully loaded? That thing makes my travel trailer look like a Kia...
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:50 AM
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LOL, It's a 48'. It has 40' of flat deck. On our last trip from NY to TX and back we weighed 26,120 lbs truck and trailer combined. Thats how I broke in my truck. When we left I had 2300 miles on it.
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LOL, It's a 48'. It has 40' of flat deck. On our last trip from NY to TX and back we weighed 26,120 lbs truck and trailer combined. Thats how I broke in my truck. When we left I had 2300 miles on it.
Did you go to mud nats, cause we atv set up like your.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:17 AM
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Did you go to mud nats, cause we atv set up like your.
Yup, sure did. This year was our 4th trip from NY down there. I was impressed with the truck pulling that trailer. Bone stock I got 8.5 mpg running 75+ mph. And running that speed you could still hammer down on it and pass people.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:24 AM
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Yup, sure did. This year was our 4th trip from NY down there. I was impressed with the truck pulling that trailer. Bone stock I got 8.5 mpg running 75+ mph. And running that speed you could still hammer down on it and pass people.
Same here, got the truck in Janaury and had 3,000 mile on it when we pulled the hauler and toys to Mud Nats, It was 3rd year. wont make it next year, wife will be in school. I was getting 7.5 mpg loaded downgoing , coming home got 9.5 mpg. 9.5mpg is not to bad going south
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What kind of trans, auto or stick??
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