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Old 11-02-2015, 02:32 PM   #1
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Andersen ultimate and lifted truck?

Anyone use the Andersen ultimate 5th wheel connection with a lifted truck? My 2012 F250 is 60" at the bedside and 39-1/2" to the bed floor, from the ground. It's not too much of a lift and I'm running 37" tires. Just curious if anyone has experience with something similar and if there's any issues. Thanks!
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We have a custom 450 cab and chassis with box. Our height limit for the 5er was 56". I think you can lift the trailer a couple inches by moving the spring shackles but that would have make it inordinately high. We currently have to have a stool to get to the first step.
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56" is what measurement? I'm only 39-1/2" to bed floor + 16-1/3" for hitch puts me just under 56".
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #4
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When you hook up better measure the height.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:25 PM   #5
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Raise the truck?

RAISE THE TRAILER!


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Better start raising bridges with that rig !
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:11 PM   #7
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When you hook up better measure the height.
I plan on it. Was just hoping someone else (other than the manufacturer) would be able to confirm it works. Guess there's always the old saying "with enough money, anything's possible"
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56" is what measurement? I'm only 39-1/2" to bed floor + 16-1/3" for hitch puts me just under 56".
Sorry - top of box rail.

At 56 I have managed to touch the box rail at the rear and the trailer just once. Sometimes have to plan quite far ahead.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:53 AM   #9
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My 06 Duramax has a lift and measures to the top of the bed at 57 1/4".

With the Andersen hitch ball at the lowest setting I still have a bit over 8" between the bed rails and the bottom of the 5er.

I was originally concerned as well while shopping for the 5er. It seems the new 5ers sit higher due to the fact that newer trucks are higher stock then I am with a lift.
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Not keen on having the 5er sit higher. Tougher to get into when parked and when on the highway the center of gravity is higher as well.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:25 PM   #11
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Do what you want but I have seen plenty of lifted trucks laying on their side towing along I-10 in CA. Ya know where the wind mills are.
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I appreciate the input. The reason I posted the tuck pic was to show it's not 'lifted', simply 'leveled'. I've been debating between Andersen and the Reese Goose Box but, want to make the 'right' purchase the first time.
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Sorry with 37's it's lifted. Then when you place a load on the rear the AZZ is low and the front is pointing to the sky since you have"leveled" the truck. Then becomes the question of what load range the tires are?
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:40 AM   #14
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Not worried about tires, they're the cheapest ones I could find in an "A" load rating, pretty sure that's like a million pounds each. As long as they hold air, that's really all that matters to me and my family. If you see us coming up behind you, just get over and let us by.
Back to the actual topic: Thanks to a few of you for the input. I've got the information needed to make a decision.
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