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lifted truck tow?

im thinking about lifting my truck i have a 2004 f250 im thinking a 6inch lift with 35 inch tires. Im trying to pull a 5th wheel anyone dong something like this or is it not really doable without lifting the trailer or something crazy

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How far does the tongue move to keep it level? Keeping the trailer level is the ideal way, otherwise your putting unwanted stress on a single axel instead of keeping it distributed

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i havent had it hooked up or anything yet. the 5ther has 2 axels.

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You're gonna have to be careful so you don't get the trailer into the bed of the truck, plus you need to regear the truck or you won't be able to pull that trailer well at all.

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so my gears and pulling is probably more of a problem then the lift itself?

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The lift may Kause an angle on the trailer, your gears and tire height may be to high to get a good pull, like having the tallest gears and going a high speed, but very hard to get going, and the angle on the trailer could hit the bed or tailgate going round a corner or trying to turn

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so in short dont rush the lift pull the trailer the one time i need to and then lift it? can you fit 33's at stock hight and would that mess with the gearing to much?

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You only need to pull the trailer once? It's not going to be something you do regularly?

If that's the case, wait on the lift.

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Yea we are storing it in sc after this summer. Is this anything I should do to the truck before towing it beside change all my fluids.

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Do you have any aftermarket gauges or a monitoring solution?

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