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12" lift towing 5th wheel? possible with airbags?

I have a 2005 f350 ccsb srw, with 12" lift on 40s. I'd like to be able to pull a goosneck (5th wheel is probably out of the question)

I guess I'm asking if anyone has done it. I'm not adverse to scrapping the entire rear suspension and doing a 4 link if I need to, Id just prefer not to have to buy a second truck, or lower mine.

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What about just upgrading your hitch? I would probably forget about a gooseneck, unless you modified the trailer to clear the bed.

This is my truck with a 12" lift and that hitch... it works great.


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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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I have a VERY adequate bumper pull hitch, That is definately not a concern. There is a limit to what you can pull without a goosneck.

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Thanks, I just figured I would throw that out there for you..

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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The weight capacity of the suspension can be addressed with load assisting air bags. You'd just need to make some custom brackets (either the frame mounts or the top of the leafs)

You will be limited by the bed rails. A custom ultra-high neck on the trailer (for flatbed/utility trailer) will be an option. An enclosed or camping trailer with storage or living space above neck will not work, unless you add a lift to the trailer.

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