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kokopelli40

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Posted: 02/14/12 04:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced my Reese 18K Sliding Hitch with a PullRite SuperSlide (Great Hitch) removes all turning worries. BUT, it raised my front A/C height to 13" 9", I see no way of adjusting either fifth wheel hitch or king pin. Normally I travel on Interstates, but I am worried about those occasional side roads. Any Suggestions?


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Public roads are 14' clearance or marked. But seriously, you will find bolts on the sides of the king pin box metal where the box attaches to the frame of the trailer. You can unbolt them and move the whole thing up and/or down a few inches.

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Posted: 02/14/12 04:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a handy link if you can't get the height down.
Low Clearances


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Posted: 02/14/12 04:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

@ Skylos, Thanks but my Trail Air pin box is as high as it will go and I see no adjustment on Pullrite

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I also have a trail air tri-glide and pullrite superglide. After moving the pin box all the way up, my trailer is still slightly high on the front end also.

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Yet another reason I am going to buy a new TT instead of a 5er.


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Posted: 02/14/12 11:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kokopelli40 wrote:

I replaced my Reese 18K Sliding Hitch with a PullRite SuperSlide (Great Hitch) removes all turning worries. BUT, it raised my front A/C height to 13" 9", I see no way of adjusting either fifth wheel hitch or king pin. Normally I travel on Interstates, but I am worried about those occasional side roads. Any Suggestions?


It really just depends on where you are traveling...

But I am sure there are standard sizes ranging from 14-18 feet.

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We are 13.5' and it IS an issue for driving secondary roads and some RV parks. We have turned around 3 times on highways with one time having to back up an off ramp due to an umarked low bridge. Campgrounds with fancy signs are the worst because they usually do not sign them. You are right to be concerned and should take steps to lower the height.


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My rig measures 13'8 at the front A/C and I found this site very helpful.

http://www.allstays.com/c/low-clearance-locations.htm


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Posted: 02/14/12 08:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is your truck bed rail clearance OK? Does your trailer tow level? If yes to both, then just watch for low branches, wires, over passes, etc.

If your trailer nose is a few inches high, but bed clearance is OK, then consider lowering your truck a couple inches. Maybe take out the 4" spacer block from the F350 and replace it with a 2" version?

Are you running 20" tires? Or a lift kit? Or is your truck stock?

Is a low profile A/C an option for you?


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