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Old 10-16-2017, 08:04 PM   #11
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Understand you can always adjust the pinbox up or down -
I know on my 5'ers I could as much as 6" at least...
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:33 PM   #12
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I went from a 2011 F350 SRW 4x4 to a 2017 F350 DRW 4x4...I had to raise the B & W hitch to the top level and I have just shy of 6-inches between the rails and bottom of the 5-er with the new truck. I think I had just over 6-inches with the old set-up. As others have stated, there are ways to adjust the hitch and/or pin box to achieve the correct level.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:36 PM   #13
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For those that raised the hitch or lowered the pin box, did the 5er ride nose high and cause problems or did everything level out?
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:25 PM   #14
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This looks interesting. https://www.lci1.com/correct-track-ii. I may look into this to raise my 5er.
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:22 AM   #15
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For those that raised the hitch or lowered the pin box, did the 5er ride nose high and cause problems or did everything level out?
neither of mine did - at least with 2012 and 2013 trucks and 12 and 13 5'ers...
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:35 AM   #16
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I went from a 2011 F350 SRW 4x4 to a 2017 F350 DRW 4x4...I had to raise the B & W hitch to the top level and I have just shy of 6-inches between the rails and bottom of the 5-er with the new truck. I think I had just over 6-inches with the old set-up. As others have stated, there are ways to adjust the hitch and/or pin box to achieve the correct level.
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with both your truck and camper on level surface with the camper NOT hooked up to your truck can you tell me what are the measurements on the truck from ground to top of bed rail, and on the camper from ground level to bottom of the nose of the camper.???

On my 2500 GMC ground to top rail is 53inches, and on camper from ground to bottom of nose is 59inches...AS you can see there is 6 inches between truck and camper...The Ford SW F350 top of bed rail measures 60 inches I would have to raise the nose of the camper up at least 6 inches just to get the truck under the camper...Nose up tail down...
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:21 PM   #17
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Man your over thinking it, just go to the dealer tell them you want to take a 350 home drop your hitch in the pucks and hook-up to your camper. Your getting ready to spend $70-80 grand, sales man may go with you but that's okay he can help you swap your hitch.
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UPDATE: I hooked up my RW load for a winter long trip the top of the box rail stands at 54.75". Hope this helps
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:56 AM   #19
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Yes sir that did help thank you and thanks to all that posted...It's a lot of money to spend and not be sure of compatibility...
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Tommy, I did some measuring with the RV hooked up. 51.5 to top of rail and 58 to underside of RV. Mark said something about the new ford squatting 5 inches when loaded. You might be OK with those numbers.
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