Drop it at least 4" all around. This will noticeably improve MPG and handling, without hurting anything. Also helps getting in and out of the cab, and reaching over the sides of the box. Best way to lower the front is shorter springs. Start with removing blocks in the rear, then if that's only 2", get some Bell Tech 2" shackles. I love mine! Excellent return on investment.
Great advice. I had to buy a small step ladder to store in the bed of the truck so I can reach the pin lever!
In reply to the others, everything on the truck is stock so the tires are 17in. As for ditching the bed, that's probably not going to happen since we are weekend warriors and I use the bed for other things. I have seen some sweet looking custom beds but that's way out of the budget right now!
I discovered that the Recon does not have the J-Plate (like my old Eagle) so raising the trailer without flipping the axles will be limited to dropping the pinbox. Hopefully, it doesn't raise the front of the trailer too much and screws up the weight distribution.
'11 Dodge 3500 CTD 4x4 DRW
'12 Jayco Recon ZX 39A
oh yeah, and the wife, kids, and dogs!
Diesel is cheaper than beer. Who's gonna stop drinking???
I think the 2011 still has the solid front axle and that can't be lowered without losing wheel travel. You could lower the rear about 1 1/2 inches which would make the truck almost level without a load.
Simply lower the pin on your trailer or raise the fifth wheel enough to get proper clearance. The trailer being towed a little nose high will only make it tow better. On a 43 foot trailer you will not even notice the difference. I ran semi's for years and almost all had the trailer nose somewhat high.