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you could also have someone miter the rear corners of your bed

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you could also have someone miter the corners of the bed

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rosewood1 wrote:

you could also have someone miter the corners of the bed


I am a welder/fabricator so I could do that myself but I do use the truck around the farm and sort of hate to lose the corners. The way it is now I can load 4 pallets on it on either side of the gooseneck ball (2 on each side). But if you notice the bed tapers in front to match the cab width. If I have to lose too much on the corners the pallets would be hanging off the rear corners if I cut them too much


But I may end up doing that if the fiver I find that I really like needs it [emoticon] I just really had no clue if there was a standard distance. You would think they would all be made to some sort of standard but with all the hitch adapters, different length pin boxes, offset adapters, sliding hitches etc I guess I will be able to make it work one way or another.

I am planning on going with a smaller fifth wheel (25-30 footer 7000-10000#) so the pin weight will be pretty low (2000# ish) so I think I could even mount the hitch 12" behind the rear axle and would probably never notice the difference on the steering. I mean after all bumper pull travel trailers are 4'behind the axle [emoticon]

Thanks for the input and ideals everyone. I will keep this thread updated as the process goes forward.

Hutch in Oklahoma


Hutch
Slaughterville OK
2008 F350, 9' Flatbed

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