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Old 10-19-2014, 05:35 PM   #29
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I had no problems with my f150, which had bed side chrome rails that stuck up another 4 or so inches, but I do have a gooseneck adapter which maybe has more stretch than the fifth wheel with companion hitch, I plan to get one soon so I'll find out. No chrome side rails on the 350 though and I have plenty of room now, plus I see a million fords pulling 5th wheels so I'd say you probably don't have it adjusted correctly if you're having an issue, there's quite a lot of adjustment possible that the average person doesn't even realize to be honest.
No insult intended but you are badly mistaken. There are tons of campers affected by this. Many manufacturers are installing riser kits from factory because of this. I'm installing a hauler bed to correct our situation. We are at 13'3" now. Not practical to raise.
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No insult intended but you are badly mistaken. There are tons of campers affected by this. Many manufacturers are installing riser kits from factory because of this. I'm installing a hauler bed to correct our situation. We are at 13'3" now. Not practical to raise.
No insult taken, I'm just sharing my experiences, which do not cover all brands of trailer by any means. Mine has adjustment right in the kingpin box on the camper and can be raised or lowered quite a bit. What brands of trailers are having issues? Keystone and jayco are dominant in my area and so is Ford. I do understand how different trailer manufacturers could be behind the curve on keeping up with what the new trucks are doing and have issues however. Im just not seeing it in my area but half the trailer brands I hear on this site I've never seen or even heard of before joining this site.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:05 PM   #31
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Gooseneck adapters may be okay on small or lightweights. But to me even the goosebox is a bad idea on heavy full time rigs. My rig has around 4k on the pin with empty tanks. Add 80 gallons of freshwater and go figure. To each his own though. And the fact i am towing with a 4500 kodiak. And have seen multiple disasters involving goose neck adapters. A carriage cariite had major gussets added to the front in a visible area to correct the problems created by a goosebox. Word to the wise. Stay as the manufacturer designed it.
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I have a 2014 Ram 3500 dually 4x4 and I also tow a MS mine is a 2015 38RSSA. Yes the new trucks run a little higher. I use a B & W 3600 mated to the factory under mounts. Mine has mor ryde suspension and to raise it I will need to have 2in. risers welded in. I had a Cedar Creek previously that I towed with an 2003 and a 2012 Ram. I had a similar problem but found a simple fix. If you have the traditional axle, springs, shackle, suspension find a good trailer suspension shop. I raised mine one bolt hole and at the same time had the bushings and equalizers replaced. This gave me about 2 in list on the trailer. They can also do other adjustments if needed. You will have to remember you are now higher. You want to maintain at least 6in clearance with your bed rails. If you lower your hitch head you might not have enough room in you box and may ding your bed rails on tight turns. I did that on my 2003 Ram.
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I have a 2014 Ram 3500 dually 4x4 and I also tow a MS mine is a 2015 38RSSA. Yes the new trucks run a little higher. I use a B & W 3600 mated to the factory under mounts. Mine has mor ryde suspension and to raise it I will need to have 2in. risers welded in. I had a Cedar Creek previously that I towed with an 2003 and a 2012 Ram. I had a similar problem but found a simple fix. If you have the traditional axle, springs, shackle, suspension find a good trailer suspension shop. I raised mine one bolt hole and at the same time had the bushings and equalizers replaced. This gave me about 2 in list on the trailer. They can also do other adjustments if needed. You will have to remember you are now higher. You want to maintain at least 6in clearance with your bed rails. If you lower your hitch head you might not have enough room in you box and may ding your bed rails on tight turns. I did that on my 2003 Ram.
I have a B&W Companion in my 2011 RAM Dually 4x4 and tow a MS 36SB3 I have 6" bed clearance and I have lowered all the springs so the RV sits as high as possible and the MS sits about 2" high in the front.

I have a 2015 3500 RAM Dually 4x4 on order with rear air ride and will be using the B&W 3600. When ordering a new MS it will have that MorRyde and the 2" spacer installed.
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I bought a 2013 Chev 2500 HD and just had Mor ryde individual suspension installed on my 2011 Montana so it pulls level. The ride is great and Mor Ryde is very accommodating
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