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Old 04-24-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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hello everyone I have a 2014 f250 diesel 4x4 I have a 2016 cougar half ton series 27rlswe with a reese sidewinder the problem is my hitch is at its lowest setting and the sidewinder is at its highest setting the trailer sits 10+ inches above the bed rails the hitch is a husky 16k w 10-26 slider can anyone recommend the right hitch
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I am assuming the trailer is towing nose-high?
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:44 AM   #4
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Check the height settings for various hitches. My Reese 16k had about the lowest setting, but I still had to replace my Sidewinder with a MorRyde to get it level as I had to lock the Sidewinder to get it to the highest setting anyway. I believe the Reese was about 13.5 inches at its lowest setting. Seems like the B&W was about 16.5 if I remember right.
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Probably the least expensive fix for this is to purchase and install a different pin box. You may want to get a box that allows the hitch to be raised up due to the rar of the pin box can scrape the sides of the box when you turn. The other option is to add tubing to the trailer between the frame and suspension.
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Check the height settings for various hitches. My Reese 16k had about the lowest setting, but I still had to replace my Sidewinder with a MorRyde to get it level as I had to lock the Sidewinder to get it to the highest setting anyway. I believe the Reese was about 13.5 inches at its lowest setting. Seems like the B&W was about 16.5 if I remember right.
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thanks Mntom I have the factory pin box if I have to use it
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I had the same issue when I switched from an F150 to an F350. I ended up having to lock my Sidewinder so I could move it up two more inches, and finally replaced it with a MorRyde pin box at the highest position. I had also replaced the MorRyde CRE3000 equalizers with EZ Flex and wet bolts. Turned out the RV sat lower with the EZ Flex, so I swapped back to new CRE3000s when I got the pin box. Perfectly level after that.
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