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Old 08-19-2015, 04:35 PM   #1
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I just bought a 2015 Ram 2500 6.4L CCSB realized that this truck is taller than my old 1T DW that i sold. I am new to the %th wheel world but not new to the R/V world as i have had 2 class 'A' MH. that brings me to the question of what will fit 'without alterations' this truck. Bed rail Height is 57" and bed floor to top of rail is 20" unladen. i am not concerned about weight because i only wish to pull a 29 to 31 foot 5er which is tbd. any thoughts any body?
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:30 PM   #2
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Your truck has the same dimensions as mine. All 5vers are different. You will have to check them out and measure the king pin off the ground with the 5ver level. I used the hitch pin weight to my advantage knowing that the truck would sink a couple inches. My problem was I had 9" clearance between the bed rails and the over hang. I had to raise the pin box to the maximum and lower the hitch to get it down to 6.5" overhang. I now tow level. The other pluses is to give more clearance both to the back tow hitch and the bedroom air conditioner.
Take you time in choosing and measure.
And a quick note, my pin box now is below the bed rails. Some of the new pin boxes are far forward. That means that the back of the pin box could hit the inside of the truck bed with a tight turn. I was able to rotate the Andersen Pin box adapter to move the King box forward so I have clearance inside the bed for a tight turn.
You've got to think of everything.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:34 PM   #3
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Our 5er required a 56" ground to top of bed rail with the truck unladen.
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Our 5er required a 56" ground to top of bed rail with the truck unladen.
how much space between the side rails and 5er deck does that give you?
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Gave us about 5". Have to be careful. Have touched the top rail and the trailer only once. Small amount of damage.

I have the option to raise the 5 wheel and the trailer suspension to get a couple inches more clearance but like the trailer being low. Couple more inches would make loading the toybox a bit more of an issue.
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I did a study recently. When the 5er is level, most pin box plates are 48" off the ground. Most hitch heights are adjustable starting at about 12" and going up. You said your bed is 37" high (57" - 20"), so you are very close to level already. You should be okay.
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