My '99 came with 4" blocks (from factory) and I removed them and put in 2" inch blocks. I got my 5th wheel out of storage last night and the front rides too high and the camper is too close to the bed of the truck. 3" and the rear of the bed.
I am getting stock size tires put on Saturday to lower it a bit. I now have 295/75r16's and will be putting on 265/75r16's. This will help a little I hope. I am also getting a 22 1/2" exteneion pin box. Right now I have the 13". This is mainly for turning, but I hope it may help by moving the trailer back a bit.
Without raising the camper, does anyone have any other tips or tricks to get the camper to ride level. Right now the camper 4 bubbles high in the front. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
You'll get some good advice here pretty soon. Hang in there. The only thing I have ever seen done (beyond what you have already done) is to flip the axles on the 5'er. The little Dodge boys have to do this all of the time, as their bedrails are higher/deeper than our Fords - and they tend to cream their rails pretty easily if they don't flip the axles on the 5th wheels....(or, get a taller 5th wheel. Arctic Fox's are great!!)
Is the trailer level? Most hitchs can be adjusted up and most pinboxes can be lowered or a combination of both to achieve the desired clearance. If the trailer ends up slightly nose high it will still tow ok (mine is like this). Jim
Current 2004 F-350 PSD TS CC XLT Sport SB SRW Built 1/26, Delivered 2/14
Previous 2001 5.4 F-250
Previous 1999 F-250 6.8
2003 28 RE Laredo 5th
It is 4 bubbles high in front. I don't know what each bubble relates to in inches, but it's off quite a bit. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/phoney.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/depressed.gif[/img]
I have an 05 sierra sport 38 ft toyhauler and I had the axles flipped and have never had anyproblems towing yet. I have a lifted truck see my sig.
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I have an '03 Trail-lite and it has "torsion axles". I had to have the company send me a lift kit(4") and the dealer put it on. My truck is stock and you can see in the picture that it is a much better fit, now!