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post #1 of 13 Old 07-01-2014, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Towing with a lifted truck?

So i am looking into getting a fifth wheel camper (toy hauler) probably a 40 to 45 footer. my truck is a 2006 f250 KR lifted 6" on 38x13.50's. I'm assuming I'm going to have to lower it but i was wondering how much. would a 4" lift and 35's allow me to pull a 5er. also has anyone ever lifted a 5er on here and if so how much.
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Lifteing a 5er has been done before. I think it was a guy on here not sure. That's a pretty big trailer for a SRW...

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i know I'm figuring ill need bags but it only weighs 14,000 the truck from factory is rated to 19,900 i think. i would be hauling my harley and RZR 1000 at most plus cloths and what not. i might have to move it once or twice a year that would be it

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My trailer is lifted 8" to be level with the truck. Tows great.

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How tall is your truck? Looks pretty big. I though I put myself out of the 5th wheel market by getting an 8 inch, maybe not

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i have a 4" lift and 35's. My 5'ver sits pretty low compared to brand new ones and i pull it no problems. My old neighbor had a new dodge lifted huge on 38's and lifted his fifth wheel to match and had no problems.

It looked kind of silly though, and HAD to be over 13'6" although i cant confirm that. Lifting a trailer is fine but i would strongly advise staying under 13'6"

alradco your setup looks good, how tall is the trailer when hooked to the truck?

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The top of my bed is 63" I think, on 37" Toyos. Trailer is 13' 10" according to the shop that lifted it.
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look up member jetjock on here. his truck is lifted and tows a 40ft 5er thats really friggin heavy!!

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Do most of the lifted trailers use solid axles? They have some sort of spring support, but have near zero sway. It lets you raise one wheel off the ground to service a flat by rolling the opposite tire up on a ramp.

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I just bought a One Up Offroad hitch with 11.5 inch drop. My bedrails are 67" from the ground. I think it has a 10 inch lift with 38 inch tires. I started a thread on this. Be watching for pics later this week
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