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Old 05-14-2013, 06:00 AM
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4" Lift on my stock F250

I own a 2012 F250, PS. I have the Off Road package, and 20" tires.
My old 2005 F250, had 17" tires.
I tow a fifth wheel, but have not towed it with my new truck.
After backing my truck under my 5er, and hooking it up, the 5er now sits
at an angle. If I adjust the hitch up on the 5er, it will sit awfully close to the
bed rails of the truck. Someone in one of the RV forums suggested replacing the 4" blocks on my rear axles with 2" blocks. Wouldn't that make the truck sit unlevel, front high. He also said there was a Ford TSB for this, but I can find no evidence of it.
I would hate to either put holes in the bottom of my 5er, or bend the back
of my bed rails while towing.
The guy at the RV place said to replace my tires. Not an option, I don't believe.
The only other option is to see if the fifth wheel company has any type of lift kit for it, which may make the 5er sway more, due to being 2 or 4 inches higher.
Any thoughts are appreciated.

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:31 AM
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Flip the 5th wheel axles if you don;t like any of the other options. Basically just flip the mounting over. There's a bunch of guys on here that have done that. My bumper pull actually came like that itself. Of you could always swap the 5er tires out for bigger ones, mine also has the upgraded tires, so it's about 3-4 inches taller than my old TT was. And naturally my new truck isn't lifted at all yet lol.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:34 AM
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Can't figure out what you are asking. Reading your title, I assume you want to throw a lift on your truck...reading your post, it seems you want to lower the rear by changing out the blocks.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:50 AM
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I don't see what flipping the axle on the 5er will do. It is a straight axle and the leaf springs are on top of the axle.
And yes, some guy suggested changing out the 4" blocks on the rear of my truck for 2" blocks.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:22 AM
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Space Problem

If the springs are on top of the axle on the fifth wheel, you can get no more height by making this mod. Most fifth wheels springs are under the axle, not on top. By lifting the fifth wheel, by swapping the spring location, the space between the top of the bed of the truck and the bottom of the fifth wheel in this area would become greater, thus giving the space required -
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:08 AM
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Yes, I understand that, that is my dilemma. Otherwise I would do the swap, and it would raise about 4"
Thanks for the input.

If I could find a place that made 4" blocks, and longer ubolts I would have it made. Only have to unbolt the leaf spring and slip the new blocks in and put in the new ubolts and be done with it. I have the 2 6 ton bottle jacks to do it, and a 27 yr old son that owes me a favor or two.

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:29 AM
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If I am following you correctly you are wanting to lift the rear of your truck a few inches? You could always swap out the 2" F350 blocks for the 3 5/8" tall F350 blocks. You can get these along with the longer u-bolts from the dealer.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:21 PM
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sounds to me like you need to lift the hitch OUT of the bed and lift the springs on the 5er. Unless I am totally lost and after 15 hours behind the wheel yesterday that is a possibility.
I would look into blocks for the hitch and a real solid adda leaf under the f5er if it were me.
inless I am reading all this wrong in which case ...never mind
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