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Old 03-26-2017, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hitching my fifth wheel to new truck

I have a 2013 cross roads fifth wheel. I pulled it with 95 2500 dodge that sat kind of low. Now I have a 2015 F250. I moved my hitch from one to the other. Ground to plate is now 50 inches. Bed rails are at 56 inches. The trailer setting level has 46 inches from ground to kingpin mount and 58 inches to the bottom of the camper. Any ideas on adjustment strategies?
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Doesn't sound like you're sitting overly high in the front. My 2013 cruiser hauls nose high about four inches above level. With the newer suspensions for the trailer axles it evens the weight distribution better than the old ones so you don't have additional weight on the rear trailer axles - its balanced much more evenly. Got a pic? That may help a bit.

Have you hooked up and seen how much it drops your truck with the weight? Are those measurements when connected?
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thanks for the info. No picture unfortunately. The camper is 100 miles away and I just wanted to make sure I can hook up to it.
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Bed clearance is most important. As long as you have at least 4 inches of clearance between top of bed and trailer at the closest point you shouldn't have any issues. If you find it's too high in the nose you may be able to lower the spring mounts on the trailer one bolt (raise the trailer). I didn't find this necessary and my F350 sits about 2" higher than your F250.
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