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Old 08-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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5er Hitch Installation Question

This may sound silly (and probably is) but does 1/2 in off center (side to side) matter on a 5th wheel installation? I just checked the installation performed on my truck and found that the 5th wheel hitch king pin is off center (to one side) by inch. Should I squawk about it? Also, the hitch is 2-1/2 inches in front (closer to the cab) of the rear axle center.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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The kingpin needs to be slightly ahead of the axle center line for best weight distribution. If the 1/2' really bugs you take it back but it really is not worth worrying about.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:08 AM   #3
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I don't think the 1/2" side to side is anything to worry about. When I installed my Curt Q5 20K hitch I measured as per instructions. With my long bed I think it was from the end of bed (at tailgate) towards the cab to the front edge of the rail closest to the cab was 53 3/8". It is 1" or so in front of the axle.
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