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Old 01-21-2011, 11:13 AM
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LIFTED TRUCKS AND TOWING

My truck has an 8in lift and im looking to get a 5th wheel Toy hauler. the one im looking at already has flipped axles and its a weekend warrior super lite 30ft. UVW 5180 lbs.

My only concern is is my truck to high for the 5th wheel?

What are you guys with lifted trucks towing?
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:25 AM
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nope its not too high... my buddy had a 8" lift on his truck and would haul a 30+ft 5th wheel toy hauler with no problem.... now you might need some air bags so the back doesnt squat down.... how is the rear lifted?
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:34 AM
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nope its not too high... my buddy had a 8" lift on his truck and would haul a 30+ft 5th wheel toy hauler with no problem.... now you might need some air bags so the back doesnt squat down.... how is the rear lifted?
yeah i didnt think so but the seller said it was too big. but he uses the gooseneck hook up....blocks with dirt logic 2.0's
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:38 AM
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if you have stacked blocks i recommend removing them and putting a single block... the stacked block is going to create alot of axle wrap while towing... if your in the 5" block range i would look into getting a PMF traction block setup... its a block with an integrated traction bar in 1...

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no stacked blocks, just one. im gonna get air bags for sure.
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With the big tires the gear ratio will be way off if you havent changed the
rear. The gears may be a long way apart where it will rev in one gear and
lug in the next...
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Got-r-Done!

So far so good! My Sweeet New trailer! 2007 Weekend Warriot 30ft 5er Billet Edition.
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Thats a sweet looking setup! One day the trailer I will be hauling will be my own! Until then the rest of the trailers I pull need to get where they are going.
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SIK-06, nice set up!!! I just got a 5th wheel and am having a few issues getting the thing level. What is your bed rail height on your truck? I already did the axle flip and I only have a 5" lift, what the heck Does anyone know what the minimum measurement between the bed rail and the 5ht wheel should be? Thx.....
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SIK-06, nice set up!!! I just got a 5th wheel and am having a few issues getting the thing level. What is your bed rail height on your truck? I already did the axle flip and I only have a 5" lift, what the heck Does anyone know what the minimum measurement between the bed rail and the 5ht wheel should be? Thx.....
I have a stock height 4x4 and I have just a smidge over a fist width between my rails and the bottom of the 5er. Maybe I have small hands...for a me a fist width is about 4-4 1/2". Truck and trailer sit close to level, but there have been a couple of times where the rails have hit the trailer. I'm thinking of adjusting the pin box or the hitch.
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