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Towing with Lift

Thinking of putting a BDS 4 leaf spring, 6 inch lift on my 2000 F350 diesel. Will I still be able to tow my 9000 pound 5th Wheel trailer? I only tow about 200 miles up to my land in the spring and back late fall. Thoughts? Thank you.
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-25-2019, 09:42 AM
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Thinking of putting a BDS 4 leaf spring, 6 inch lift on my 2000 F350 diesel. Will I still be able to tow my 9000 pound 5th Wheel trailer? I only tow about 200 miles up to my land in the spring and back late fall. Thoughts? Thank you.
You will have to wait and see if you need to install taller springs on the trailer. My experience say you will because you want at least 6 inch of clearance between top of bed and trailer. You could do some redneck measurements and raise your trailer 6in higher than what it sits on your truck and check clearance.

See my response in red. Some 5th wheels have plenty of room some don't. But, for a true six in lift I see trouble without installing taller springs on the trailer. its not super expensive in comparison to the lift kit/tires/wheels for your truck at all though. look up lift springs for your year/make of trailer and see what you can find.
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Thanks guys! But...the urge has passed, keeping it with the leveling kit.
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I feel you made the right choice. Don't get me wrong. I've had 8-10in fabtech lift kits on my 06 f350 and 8in down to 4in on my 04 and finally I left just a level kit and just makes it so much more usable lol.

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