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Old 07-08-2014, 09:57 PM   #15
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Skip426-understand your concern, hit the scales with a loaded and wet TV and 5er... Crunched the numbers and all is well (even stashed an extra 30 pack to be safe)!

SmokeyWren-backed the rig up onto 3 - 2x6's, one stack on each side. That 4.5 inch lift got me 2 1/2 inches difference from front frame to ground and back frame to ground. Still a little short on rule 1. Rule 2 is good, 6 inches on the money! Wonder if a 4 inch lift and a taller tire would work? I had considered lowering the back of the truck a little but felt it easier to raise the trailer. But, now that I think about it, it might make it a little easier for my old arse to climb in the bed!
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Glenn,
If he puts a hauler bed on a 150, he won't have any capacity for the pin weight...not even sure they make them for half-tons.
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I think someone went off-topic with the hauler bed, and he was responding to them. I'm not putting a hauler bed on!
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Still a little short on rule 1. Rule 2 is good, 6 inches on the money!
You cannot apply rule 2 until after you comply with rule 1. Yeah, you can get enough clearance by raising the hitch in the bed, but if that makes the front of the trailer higher than the rear, then you still have to raise the trailer to get the floor of the trailer level front to rear.
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You cannot apply rule 2 until after you comply with rule 1. Yeah, you can get enough clearance by raising the hitch in the bed, but if that makes the front of the trailer higher than the rear, then you still have to raise the trailer to get the floor of the trailer level front to rear.
Good point!

I think I have a solid plan forward now, thanks for all the input guys!

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