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Old 09-24-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
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Thinking about a fifth wheel

Thinking about a new fifth wheel. One of my concerns is that The end of my drive is a slight hill to the roadway. The hill measures around 9 degrees upward slope, according to my trucks DIC. I am concerned with the truck bed and camper clearance. Does anyone have this experience with a fifth wheel. Do i need a slider hitch to allow for more clearance or take the hitch height up to get max clearance. New to pulling a fifth wheel...
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Please give details on the truck. What is your clearance from the bottom of overhang on 5th wheel to the top side rails of bed.? Should be at least 5", 6" is best.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:58 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, I should of stated I haven't bought the new. 5're yet. I'm reading that I need 5 to 8 inches of clearance, if possible. I'm new to the fifth wheel hitch, as I have a TT now.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:18 AM   #4
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Most quality 5th Wheels hitchs have hight adjustments,the pinbox is also adjustable. You want the truck and trailer to be as level as possible keeping the 5-6" or a little more between the top of the bed rail and 5er's overhang. Good luck on the new 5er.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:13 AM   #5
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We have this problem at our home in East TX. Our drive is probably a short incline of 15* or more turning out onto the highway. With our old fifth wheel, I had to let the tailgate on the truck partially down to exit the driveway. The pinbox actually bumped the tail gate the first time, but DW saw it and it barely dimpled it. I won't even attempt to take the Rushmore in at our place......6 foot longer.

I'm thinking 9* won't be bad......but there's only one way to find out!
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