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Old 06-09-2011, 07:55 PM
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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.

Pictures would be great!
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:43 AM
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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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Old 06-10-2011, 09:48 AM
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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.

BTW-Nice truck!
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Thanks, I just figured I would throw that out there for you..
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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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