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Can you do something like this?



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Posted: 03/01/12 11:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is not a new problem. Been happening since 2003 when I joined the forum.

Its not so much the truck as it is the length of the extended pin box itself.

Get a shorter, regular length pin box and solve the problem.


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mpfireman wrote:

As I have always stated, First measure the height of your fivers snout, (not the pin box) from level ground. Then measure the height of the truck's bed rails. You do the math, NOTHINg will change these figures, UNLESS you raise the fivers snout by flipping axles, ETC, or LOWERING your truck's bed rail height. Both methods will cost you $$$. Adjusting your hitch will do NOTHING, but only effect the level of your fiver.
As I have no plans of purchasing a new TV, my 14 year old fiver will do just fine. Knock on wood as everything still works.


And thats exactly what he was referring to, the level of the trailer if you raise the hitch head. If you read the entire thread the op's problem is the pinbox hitting the side rail on the newer trucks with taller bedrails.


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The Mad Norsky wrote:

This is not a new problem. Been happening since 2003 when I joined the forum.

Its not so much the truck as it is the length of the extended pin box itself.

Get a shorter, regular length pin box and solve the problem.


Not entirely true. The op is referring to clearance problems which started when the truck manufacturers started making the bedrails a few inches taller on the side. I think it was around 2008. A shorter pinbox may fix the clearance issue on the bedrail but it may also cause clearance problems with the cab depending on the truck/camper combo.

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I did OK until I managed to get 90 degrees with the hitch tilted to the side.
(Husky 16K with front to back and side to side tilt.That tilt adds another dimension to the equation.I managed to get both rails.I got rid of the extended hitch head,being as with the longbed truck I didn't need it anyway.


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Posted: 03/01/12 09:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might think about having one of those 5th wheel hauler beds (flat) installed. but its pricey.

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Has anyone tried the PopUp RV5 king pin extender?


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Had the same issue with my Dodge.

When I ordered the Morryde, I got the 9" shorter one.


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Hi there,
Okiejoe is right!
It is hard for me to accept this but that is the only way to do it right. The new pickups are just to high and the bed depth is three inches more. The hitch has to be raised for the pin box to clear the bed rail...Resulting other problems..Will not trade pickups anytime soon. Mark


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