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Old 01-12-2014, 01:00 PM   #1
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5th wheel clearance

what is the recommended clearance on a 5th wheel between the top rail of the bed and the bottom of trailer. thanks ronson
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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We had 4" and it was to close for me if the truck and trailer was in a dip in the road like going into a gas station.

And Also the trailer was a tad bit low in the front so I moved the pin box down one bolt hole and it then gave me 6" and set more level.


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Old 01-12-2014, 01:52 PM   #3
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thanks i now have 8 inches clearance. I have a new 2014 chev hd2500 series and the new trucks sit really high.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:55 PM   #4
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Generally you want 6"+
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:15 AM   #5
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I sold my GMC 2500 and bought a F350. The trailer sat pretty level on the GMC and we had no issues towing. The F350 has less "squat" and the trailer looks to be bit nose high. I have about 6.5 inches of clearance between the tailgate and trailer. I can move the hitch up (lower the nose) but I would lose clearance. I haven't towed anywhere with the F350 yet.
Would you:
Leave it alone?
Move it one bolt hole?
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:15 AM   #6
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Generally you want 6"+
Bare minimum 6"
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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With my setup (see signature), I have 8" clearance. Like others said, 6" minimum.
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