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Old 11-02-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Height for truck bed clearance?

Okay where can I find the proper height truck bed clearance?
I have a GMC 2008 dully Carriage Cameo 38feet and I feel like trailer is to high in front.
I can drop my hitch another notch(maybe a inch), but now I wonder about clearance of truck bed sides!
I have heard of people saying up to 9 inches! Some say less!


Tried a search but don't actually know what to ask.
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Okay where can I find the proper height truck bed clearance?
I have a GMC 2008 dully Carriage Cameo 38feet and I feel like trailer is to high in front.
I can drop my hitch another notch(maybe a inch), but now I wonder about clearance of truck bed sides!
I have heard of people saying up to 9 inches! Some say less!


Tried a search but don't actually know what to ask.
To determine proper hitch height, measure from the ground to the bottom of the pin box at the king pin when your trailer is unhooked and level. Next, adjust the height of your hitch to match that measurement from the ground as closely as possible.

You need to allow approximately six to eight inches of clearance between the top of the walls of your truck bed and the bottom of the front of the trailer. This will allow for clearance when on uneven terrain or for pitch and roll.
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6" minimum, 8" preferred for bed rail clearance.

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agree! 6" to 8". Mine rides a bit high in the front but I have 7" clearance. I tried lowering the hitch one notch but I only have 5" so I put it back.
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