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Old 11-07-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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Bed Height of 2011 Ford F350 4x4

My new truck is about 4 to 5 in. higher than my old tow vehicle. Has anyone had experience with Ford lowering the 4x4 to tow a 5th wheel? At whose expense??? I have about 1.5 in. of adjustment on the 5th wheel pin.

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:38 PM   #2
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at one time (going back to 1999) Ford had a policy that if you already owned the trailer, they would lower the truck otherwise it was up to you to deal with. I have no idea if that is still the case. You can go over to:

Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

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Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com

There are a lot of knowledgeable people over there. I do remember way back when the F250 had a 2" stop on the rear where the F350 had a 4" stop. Many were changing the rubber stops (they just screw on.).


Question. Have you attached the 5er to see how far the truck settles? And if it does if you have enough clearance when hooked up? That is what I found with my F350; after hooked up, it settled enough where I was ok.
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The hitch is being installed on Wednesday. All my information is from measuring the bed height on the 2 trucks. My 250 did settle about 2 in. I had extra spring and 4 in. Timbren. It worked OK, but I was overloaded (weight police).

Will reply after I connect the truck.
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I went from an 06F250 to 2011 F350DRW.Had no problem w/hitch or trailer clearence they stayed the same and trailer was level.
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The dual rear wheel is lower than the SRW.

Thanks! I might be better than I thought.
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I had to move the pin box to the top holes in its mounting bracket. My 2009 F250 bed is still a little too high. Good luck!
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Did you have clearance between the 5th wheel and the side ralls of the box. Suggest 6 in. minimum. I will know more on Thursday. Ford may pay for lowering of the suspension. Need to connect the RV and see where I am. Need the hitch installed first. Everything at this point is with a ruler.
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I still have about 6 inches. I had more than a foot before I raised the pin box. Probably something the dealer should have noticed before I drove away.
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