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Old 07-29-2012, 07:38 AM
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LIFT KIT VS. 5TH WEEL TRAILER

HI, I FINALLY PURCHASED A POWERSTROKE 2008' F250 XLT 4X4 W OFFROAD PCKG. I WANT TO ADD A LIFT KIT BUT AM WORRIED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO HAUL A FITH WHEEL TRAILER. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE ON HOW HIGH I CAN LIFT THE TRUCK BEFORE IT INTERFERES WITH THE HOOK UP? THANKS
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:55 PM
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Measure your trailer, then measure your truck. The difference will be how much higher you can go, including increase in tire radius.
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Had to do a spring flip on my 5th wheel to get truck under it. 2.5" lift in front & stock in rear. I have about 5" between truck bed rails & 5er, would like more. Need to have trailer level to truck or you will put to much weight on back axle. Axles on most campers are already under sized.
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5to 5-1/2" lift on truck. No lift on trailer. Sits a little nose high but not much. Have been towing it like this since day one without any issues. Made a few 1500 mile round trips this way.
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I was going to say a 4" would be a good all around size.
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Hey thanks a lot guys! Especially for the pics, that helps a lot! I really wanted at least a 6 inch lift. I will take the proper measurements and post the results. I'm shooting in the dark til I get back to the trailer which is in NC. I have a place in Atlanta aswell that limits me to 7ft 2 inches of clearance in the parking garage, so def have a few obstacles to get around. So ( as absolutely last option) how big of a job would it be to add a small lift to a trailer? Thanks again guys!
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Hey thanks a lot guys! Especially for the pics, that helps a lot! I really wanted at least a 6 inch lift. I will take the proper measurements and post the results. I'm shooting in the dark til I get back to the trailer which is in NC. I have a place in Atlanta aswell that limits me to 7ft 2 inches of clearance in the parking garage, so def have a few obstacles to get around. So ( as absolutely last option) how big of a job would it be to add a small lift to a trailer? Thanks again guys!
There is a company that makes custom air ride suspension kits. They are quite expensive but you could go from say 4-8" on a selectable switch. I'm not sure if they make kits that small but I'm sure you could talk to them about it.

kelderman air ride.
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great ! thanks man!
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Hey thanks a lot guys! Especially for the pics, that helps a lot! I really wanted at least a 6 inch lift. I will take the proper measurements and post the results. I'm shooting in the dark til I get back to the trailer which is in NC. I have a place in Atlanta aswell that limits me to 7ft 2 inches of clearance in the parking garage, so def have a few obstacles to get around. So ( as absolutely last option) how big of a job would it be to add a small lift to a trailer? Thanks again guys!
With a 6" lift you will be over 7'2". I run a 4" kit on my 08 with 37's and I am close to 7'2" already.
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There is a company that makes custom air ride suspension kits. They are quite expensive but you could go from say 4-8" on a selectable switch. I'm not sure if they make kits that small but I'm sure you could talk to them about it.

kelderman air ride.
Kelderman are cool for what they are and the hard parts are very well done. Take a ride in one and you'll never look back, bouncy and stiff. There are better ways to get 4-8" of quality lift for much less.

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With a 6" lift you will be over 7'2". I run a 4" kit on my 08 with 37's and I am close to 7'2" already.
This^^

Remember to take into account tire size increase with the lift height as you could gain an additional 3" or so.
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