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Old 07-18-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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Help needed with my 5th wheel hitch

I have a 2010 Crossroads Cruiser 5th wheel. I am towing with a 2010 Ford with 8' bed and Reese Pro Series 15k hitch.

My problem is that I can't turn more than about 45 degrees without the gooseneck hitting the sidewall of my truck! Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it?
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
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The clearance between the unit and your bed rails need to be at least 6 inches. I would start there
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:46 AM   #3
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Do you have a "gooseneck" hitch?
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:52 AM   #4
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Help!

How do I get to 6 inches?

The pin just slides into the "swivel" plate and locks. Don't know if this is what is called a gooseneck hitch.
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How do I get to 6 inches?

The pin just slides into the "swivel" plate and locks. Don't know if this is what is called a gooseneck hitch.
OK, sounds like you have the regular pin box and in bed hitch, not the gooseneck.

Look at your hitch on the trailer. You will see where it's bolted on. There will be numerous holes for adjustment to allow it to moved up or down. Which ever is needed. The hitch in your truck is the same. Numerous holes for it to be moved up or down.
Do you know how much clearance you have between the truck and camper when hooked up and on fairly level ground? Like Frank stated you should 6 in.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:03 AM   #6
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I agree with Fhenn on getting the hitch higher. Looking at the hitch you have it looks like the hitch plate can be adjusted. If it is at the highest point then the pin box would need to be adjusted. On my 05 PP when in a turn the trailer about 4-6 inches above the truck bed rails. Other unknown is the height of the truck.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:08 AM   #7
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If you don't know how to adjust the hitch this should help.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:10 AM   #8
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Help!

I had the movable portion of the trailer hitch moved to the lowest set of holes last year, but am still not happy with the limited turning I get. We are camping now, so I can't the clearance right now. I'm almost positive it's not 6 inches. What else can I do? New hitch? I've heard about sidewinder hitches. Would this be a reasonable option?
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You need to raise the top of the hitch to get the clearance between the bed and trailer. There are four 1/2" bolts that need to be removed to raise the hitch head up.
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Can you show us some pics 0f your setup Pin box and Hitch. A picture can be worth a thousand words. Thanks
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