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Old 07-29-2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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Finally got my 5er level with my truck
Had the axles fliped by the factory.
What do you think?





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Old 07-29-2007, 02:00 AM   #2
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Finally got my 5er level with my truck
Had the axles fliped by the factory.
What do you think?





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Old 07-29-2007, 07:13 AM   #3
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awesome. looks good. it is certanly something that many have to do.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:17 PM   #4
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That is what my old '95 HitchHiker II looked like when I flipped the axles to level it against my 96 F-350 4x4. Looked a little akward and put the center of gravity a little higher in the air. I found that I had to build a bottom step for my stairs because it was that little bit extra up in the air.
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As tall as the Jake plates are, I worry about the structural rigidity. How thick are the plates?

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Certainly up on its tippy-toes, isn't it?

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Old 07-30-2007, 01:03 PM   #7
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Paul your truck isnt very tall like a Dodge or Ford , any idea why the OEM made there trailer sit so low ? seams odd that a 30' trailer would be set up with a ride hight for a two wheel drive half ton ! What size tires on it , any chance of going to a 235-85-16" and droping it down on the jack plates? Those long arms that the jack plates have can put alot more stress sideways on a frame . Just a thought , Great looking Combo!
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Well, To answer some of your questions:
The reason I had it lifted was I had lost two rear tires in the last 6 months when it was nose high. It was about 5 inches lower in the rear and I think it was over loading the rear axle.
As far as the Jake Plates go:
This lift was done at the factory by the factory. The jake plates have a center support on them to keep them riged. I would think if using the last hole was an issue they would not put it there.
I don't know why the 5th wheel sets so low but It does.
All I know is now it is level and rides nice.
It may look a little odd but it is growing on me and others.
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Now all ya need is some rigid mudflags to hang down a bit so the fuzz doesn't think yer lacking wheel wells .
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Looking at the picture some more I am surprised the factory didn't cut off the mounting plates and then weld in a 2x4 box tube to lower down the mounts and then go with some minimal adjustment. Do you feel any sway going down the highway if a big rig rolls by you?
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