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Old 07-07-2016, 02:32 AM   #1
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hello all this is my first post on this forum I just bought my first 5ver I have drive a semi for 25 years so I have a lot of experience my first question is what type of roof material was used on the roof and how much doe it weight as it has a manual pop out and I am to flip the axels and reinforce the rear of the frame for a hitch to pull my fishing boat in combo as I still have my class1 lic. is there any thing on that model of trailer that I need to pay att, to I have a f350 4x4 with a 7.3 and a manual trans thanks will

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Old 07-09-2016, 11:57 AM   #2
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I can't help with your weight and roof material questions , but I have had to flip axles on a fiver.
My advice there is ; because you are adding leverage to the springs and mountings everything has to be in perfect condition . When you flip the axles to bolt them on below the springs , using the original axle saddles , you must also remove the backing plates and re-install them to maintain proper brake operation. Tires, brakes and bearings all have to be 100% , because you're adding load to the fiver that it wasn't designed for .
How much does the boat and trailer weigh ?
Can you get the trailer to a set of scales , to get an accurate weight?
Will you be exceeding your trucks , GCWR ?

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when I do the axle flip I am going to use new saddles on the other side so I can keep the camber correct on the axle and my boat and trailer only weights about 1800 pounds wet
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