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Old 02-13-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN PULL A FW. WITHOUT DOING ANY DAMAGE TO TRUCK OR FW. MY TRUCK IS A 4X4 WITH A 4" LIFT KIT. IF SOMEONE OUT THERE CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS I COULD USE THE INFO.
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN PULL A FW. WITHOUT DOING ANY DAMAGE TO TRUCK OR FW. MY TRUCK IS A 4X4 WITH A 4" LIFT KIT. IF SOMEONE OUT THERE CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS I COULD USE THE INFO.
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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Howdy...first turn off the CAPS...it is considered rude on a BB and equates to shouting.

What kind of truck and what size 5er? A 4x4 is taller to begin with an a lift kit on top of that makes it even taller. Some trailers can have the axles flipped (put below the springs) and some have adjustable jake plates to raise the trailer.

Generally to provide better stability when towing, you want the truck and trailer as low as practical which means no lifts. You also need a minimum of 6" clearance between the bed rails and the trailer when hitched and the trailer is setting fairly level.

Then you have the issue with a lift kit of the ususal oversized tires which decreases you effective axle ratio which leads to poor towing performance.

Next issue is the GCVWR and GVWR of the unmodified truck. Lifts and larger tires tend to lower the towing rating.

Let's see what you have?
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:57 PM   #4
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My truck is a F350 4x4 Fx4, 6.0 v-8 Diesel. I Don't think that i will have the six" clearance that was being refered to. Lookes as though i need to be looking for a drop hitch for a travel trailer.
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I have an 02 F350 4X4 with air bags on the rear that raise it about 3 1/2" when filled. I pull my 5er with no problem. The best thing would be to go to a dealer that has the brand you're interested in and see if they have one that is setting fairly level. Tell them what you're interested in and ask if you can back under it to get an idea of your clearance. Remember to only back under so that the kingpin is directly over the rear axle. Have someone outside to make sure everything clears the truck bed.Leaving your tail gate at home will probably make it easier. This should take the guessing out and answer all your questions. Good Luck.
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