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Old 08-23-2005, 09:28 AM   #1
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I am looking at an '06 WW 35LE 5th wheel now but it has the flipped axles. I have an '05 Dodge 2500 4x4 no lift but it does have slightly oversized wheel/tires giving me about another 1in of ride height.

So, will the flipped axles be too high for it to even work, too high in that it might just give me more angle than I want, or is it fine and actually a good thing. I believe the 5th wheel hitches have height adjustment but I am still kinda clueless in all this 5th wheel stuff.

How about the other pros/cons ... i assume its going to be a bit more loose going down the road but better for when I get off the payment for clearance.

Thanks a 3/4 ton in advance for any input ...
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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I am looking at an '06 WW 35LE 5th wheel now but it has the flipped axles. I have an '05 Dodge 2500 4x4 no lift but it does have slightly oversized wheel/tires giving me about another 1in of ride height.

So, will the flipped axles be too high for it to even work, too high in that it might just give me more angle than I want, or is it fine and actually a good thing. I believe the 5th wheel hitches have height adjustment but I am still kinda clueless in all this 5th wheel stuff.

How about the other pros/cons ... i assume its going to be a bit more loose going down the road but better for when I get off the payment for clearance.

Thanks a 3/4 ton in advance for any input ...
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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my truck is probably a very similar height as yours.
It is a 4x4 with BFG 295's but otherwise stock height in back (raised 3" in front.)
I have flipped the axles on my last two 5'rs .... BUT pulled one of those 5'rs without flipped axles for at least a year. It was right at the point where i could go either way, but flipping is better.
I BELIEVE my truck bed rails in the back are prox 56". What are yours at?

So you could live without flipping them, but i believe you are just at the point where it is necessary. It makes ALL of your tires and axles evenly share the weight. Your trailer that you are looking at IS NOT lite. You need even weight distribution on the three axles.

It is my feeling that you will not notice any appreciable difference in the handling of the trailer either flipped or non-flipped. All other things seem equal to me. It just the weight distribution.
oh ... and you'll need a triple step.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:51 AM   #4
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Twvette Here is my stock 05 Chevy 2500 HD and my 06 LE3505 with fliped axles. Rides level. After I lift the truck 6" It will still be level. I would get the fliped axles. I'm Glad I did and don't have to worry as much about angled driveways and stuff.

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Old 08-23-2005, 10:35 AM   #5
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twvette:

Here's my SLC3905- unflipped...sets just fine with the F350, which surprised me. The Reese 20k hitch is actually all the way up on the adjustment.




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Old 08-23-2005, 12:46 PM   #6
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Hey Sean,
Did you happen to measure the distance between the bedrails and the 5er when you are hooked up?

Looks good all hooked up.
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My stock F350 Long bed dually sits 55 3/4" at the top of the tail gate.
My 04 F350 Short Bed SRW with 285 BFG's sat 59" at the top of the tail gate.

I did not order the flipped axles with my LE3905 but I did get the 2X4 spacer since I am putting on 16" wheels/tires. I also got the 3rd step added.
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Lincster:

I've got 7" between TH and bedrails- it astonished me that I had that much...are you going to put the BFG 285's on your new dually or leave it stock? Fo some reason, I got lucky with the KR in getting the BFG's on it- I think I'll leave them alone for right now. And I seem to recall 56" tailgate height when I was adjusting everything, so I think you're close.

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Old 08-23-2005, 04:08 PM   #9
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That's what I wanted to hear.
Between our trucks and trailers, we have an apples to apples comparison.
I am getting the spacer so I will have a little more clearance. Awesome!!!!!!

No, the 285's were just for my SRW, I am leaving this truck 100% stock.
I got BFG's on this truck as well.

Thanks for the info.
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After reading all that mod stuff on TDS, I think we're just about the only ones who haven't gone bonkers on that stuff...

I'd also someday like to do the 2x4 thing- but so far, I'm pleased as punch. The one thing that this SLC has(n't) got that my old 1995 had- the front on the new TH is closed in, whereas the old one, if I got the truck lined up just perfect, I had another 5-6" that the back of the bed could use to go over ruts...my old SLC had only 4" of clearance. Either WW has raised the new rigs more, or for some reason my 4x4 is lower- can't finger it out.

Hey...let's landline sometime, OK?

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Mine is flipped,,,, wouldn't have'm any other way..
Great when you get out to the desert.. thay way you don't rip off things like your Steps..
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:41 PM   #12
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Ordered mine flipped. The tail gate is about 59" on my stock F-350.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sandjunkie:
Ordered mine flipped. The tail gate is about 59" on my stock F-350. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think that is a good idea.
I had a SRW F350 when I ordered my new trailer and my tail gate was 59". I think you did the right thing.
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Measured ...

For the record '05 Dodge 2500 4x4 SB with 285/55-20 BFG AT tires and stock suspension,etc. sits at 58" at rear of bed and slopes down to 56" at front of bed.

Hhhhuuuummm ... so, is it safe to assume I will level out to atleast the 56" or do I use the 58" as my baseline for this measurment ??? If its 58" I guess I might be bordeline as to whether I need flipped or non-flipped, correct (as others have mentioned)???
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