Hello everyone. I posted for the first time the other day and got several useful answers to my question. I now find that I'm in need of some more expert advice and would like to find out what you think. I'm aware that you need a certain minimum distance between your hitch and back of cab, that makes sense to me. I imagine that you'd take out your back window or worse when turning if that distance is to close.
However, I have yet to find a distance on how much length is too much from the center of the rear axle to back of truck. I'm looking at flatbed trucks and found one with an 11' bed, it's 48" from center of rear axle to bumper. My concern is that on a turn the back of the truck will do some major damage to the generator box area.
It seems most trucks have a 36"ish measurement here.
I took some measurements and think it will barely work. Since I screw up every now and then I'm wondering if I may have overlooked something. From the pin it's 6' to the generator box in a straight line. Now imagine where these lines intersect > to be the pin, the distance to the end of the legs is 7'6". I know there's got to be a formula to figure this but...
I'm thinking that the closet the corner of the bed will come to hitting the generator box is on a 45 degree turn since that's halfway to 90 degrees, after that the distance will increase. I'm thinking I'll have 6" of clearence? I see flatbeds come in just about every length, I know 9' & 10' work. Thanks!