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Hi
Bought a new 2012 f350 lariat and put my fiver hitch with adapter in yesterday. My fiver is a 2011 cougar xlite sab27 with only 1100 pin weight.
Worried that the new truck being higher than my former f150 with not squat much and my fifth with be nose high even with adjusted heigh.

How is your bed rail clearance for you guys towing with the newer f350? Any issues with clearance?
I guess I will know when I hook on tomorrow for the first time.
May have to have my fiver raised....... not really wanting this but.
The tires on fifth are 15 and the shackles are on the top bolt already.

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You have toooo much truck for that 5vr. LOL Is that even possible.

You'll need to carry about a dozen or so 6-volt battery bank just inside tailgate to help squat the rear end.

May need to install 16" tires/rims, and/or lift to raise 5vr sufficient to get it close to level.





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I took the 4 inch blocks off the rear of my 09 F-350 and installed a set of factory 2" blocks that are sold on the F-250... it lowered my truck's rear 2"..I ride almost level now


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Having to much truck is fine for me as appossed to being at 90 % on everything previous!!!!
Will know tomorrow when I hook on!

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Don't have a f'ver but have read many concerns about the clearance prior to the first connection. Most have reported that it clears fine and the 6.7L F350 will slightly squat, leveling out F to B with about a 1 1/2" - 2" drop in back, and there will be plenty of clearance. Best to give it a trial run being slow and careful on your first connection with the new truck but I have not come across anyone where this was an issue. Hopefully this will be your experience.


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I have a 2011 F-350 SRW 4wd and a 2008 Cougar 314BHS. I put 16" tires on it and gained about an inch. I've also installed Firestone airbags and run about 35-45 lbs. My trailer runs about 11500 or so and I really don't know what the exact pin weight is.

I run a tad high at the front, but it tows ok. I think the 2" blocks are a good idea, and I might try that in the future.

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I think just buying new wheels and tires would be your best option. I think I'm going to do this with my toyhauler. It will raise it a bit you might just need an inch or two which you can easily get with bigger tires! Good Luck!

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It would be a lot cheaper to flip the axles if there's an issue. That would also help if you ever go camping offroad in the forest or desert. Here in the Phx area you can get them flipped for about $100 each. I have flipped them myself on 4 trailers. Pretty easy if you have a welder and skills.


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