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08 250 SB 7 in lift Looking for trailer, help wanted.

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Hello Everybody,

I'm hoping to get some guidance. I have an 08 250 with 7 inch lift and 37's. Recently I have decided I would like to buy a trailer and do some living around the country since I've moved fully remote in my job. At first I was looking for regular hitch trailers but while looking I've ran into multiple people saying how much better it is to pull a 5th wheel trailer. I am not very experienced towing other than when I need to haul a vehicle or just moving. The only reason I want 5th wheel would be for the easier towing and I was told those trailers are more likely to handle cold better (will probably end up up north at some point in the winter). Not looking for anything huge, smallest 5th wheel I can find basically. Was only looking at the 20 ft range for the regular hitch types.

I've been reading forum posts but am confused. Some people say they can tow with a setup similar to mine but I'm not sure how. I am willing to modify things, including dropping the truck down to a 4.5 inch lift since I can reuse some of the parts, but then I've heard of people modifying the trailer instead? I'm in the used market for trailers. What would be the best way of navigating this? Should I just go ahead and drop the truck first and then look? What is more cost effective? Dropping the truck or modifying the trailer? I see the benefit of dropping the truck anyways for gas mileage and power going over mountain passes, but that includes new tires too and it gets pricey fast. Or maybe you just have some resources or material to share so I can understand the dynamics. Thank you in advance and I hope everybody is having a great day.
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Being practical would dictate dropping the lift down ,, it is also safer ( I am sure you don't need reading material to understand center of gravity and tipping points) ,, just a few of the things that change with lifting

many folks with tall lifts who tow a fiver will flip the trailer axle and this can create a whole range of potential issues

that being said my truck is a 8" lift with a 5000 lbs slide in camper so you see the route I chose lol
I have never heard that a bed pull is more cold capable than a bumper pull ?
Unless it is just because more high end trailers are 5er's ?
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i would be skeptical of any RV with a lippert hitch

if I did buy one it would be beefed up before I ever hauled it

too many issues and blame deflection
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