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Old 04-19-2018, 01:58 PM   #1
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truck toolbox

I am getting ready to pick up my first fifth wheel camper. My truck is a 2016 ram shortbed. On my truck I have a low profile(3.5") across the bed toolbox. Can the toolbox stay or do I need to remove it. I had a pullrite slide hitch installed.

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May depend on how high your hitch is. The way mine sits, it would work. With right amount of clearance, it shouldn’t interfere. But everyone’s setup is different
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When I foolishly used a dually, I had a flush to bed box.
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Typically you can not use a tool box in a short bed truck and still back a 5th wheel. How far above the bed rails is the tool box? You need about 6" of clearance for the 5th wheel. I have about that much and twice while backing on an uneven campground I came within 1" of touching.

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If I were you, I would take it off before you pick up your rig, especially if it is not a low profile model. Then go to a parking lot where you can do a 90-degree turn with your current set up and see how much clearance you have and if it is enough. I wouldn't want to find out on the way home that I don't have enough.

Measure the box height and depth before you take it off so you already how much you need.

I now have a long bed with a low profile box, but when I had my prior short bed I did not have a box for clearance reasons but that was my particular set up with a fixed Andersen hitch.
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Truck toolbox

Thanks everyone for the input. I am going to take the toolbox off. Then do some testing.
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