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Old 12-05-2015, 11:28 PM   #1
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Pin Box Hight????

Hi Just bought 2006 Landmark 36.6" & towing it with 2011 Ram 4x4 Long8" bed with quad cab. In driving down my steep driveway with a sudden drop off the back end of the truck started hitting the trailer . I was able to extend the pin box & B&W hitch to give it enough clearance, but now my travel hight is 13 Feeeeet Is this Nornal . any feed back Hal
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:40 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have a nose high trailer now, the problem is probably due to the newer trucks having a higher bedside and a higher frame height. when I went from my 2004 2wd ram to my 2013 4x4 ram I had to put a 3" lift on my fifthwheel at the time. Combination of the frame height(due to 4x4) and the deeper bed box sides, three inces got the trailer back to level, and 6" of clearence to bed rails.
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Thank"s for the advice. I"ll try raising the trailer . Anyone know the hight limit on these trailersLooked in the DMV Regs I can go to 14 "
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I would say stay below 13'6" for sure, i would personally want to be below 13' if possible.
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Thanks for the reply. I will Try to stay as low as I can .
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Thank"s for the advice. I"ll try raising the trailer . Anyone know the hight limit on these trailersLooked in the DMV Regs I can go to 14 "
Each state has their own laws, and they are not reciprocal, like a drivers license is good in all states. 13'6" is the most common height limit.
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The standard height limit is 13'6".
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You pretty much rely on 13'6" on the National Network (Interstates, Federal Highways). But I know some states allow for lower unsigned overpasses like Colorado where signage is only needed below 12'6".

Anyplace a semi can go is 13'6".
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Thanks for all the info . I appreciate all your answers . I will probably end up with 13' on the fifth wheel. I'm using the winter months to prepare for a trip to Alaska with my wife. Still need to pull the wheels & inspect the brakes and put some eternabond on the rear seam. Have a good day Hal
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Had to lift my 5vr in order to tow level and have truck bedrail/5vr overhang clearance.
Fortunately I was able to do so by moving leaf spring pack location.....adjustment holes in shackles.

Actual measured height when hitched is 13'4"
We FTd for 7 yrs traveling weekly/bi-monthly and RARELY used Interstates. Secondary & back roads as much as possible.
Just pay attention to 'signage' and when in doubt turn around and find alternate route. Heck that was part of the adventure of traveling.
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13,6 is how tall semi trailers are that is a standard height. Hood in all states and Canada. Bridges that are lower are marked.
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Old 12-07-2015, 07:20 PM   #12
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Same issue here, I'm at 13' hooked up, six inches higher than level. With the hitch all the way down and the pin all the way up, the only way to drop it any is to take the slider out and use a non sliding mount for the hitch which would give me 4 more inches of adjustment down. I am hesitant to do that though, and at most would only drop it 2 inches which would give me 5.25-5.5 inches between the bed and camper and no ability to slide it. Just not sure if it is worth it.
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5 inch is really not enough in a bind. Bring up the rear with shakles. A moryde 4000 will bump up the height between 1-2 Adjust track will give you another. 2 or get your springs rearched.
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