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Old 2008 Unloaded 55" to top of truck gate/bed rails.
New 2017 Unloaded 59" to top of truck tail gate/bed rails.
Old 2008 Unloaded 34 1/2" to top of truck bed.
New 2017 Unloaded 37" to top of truck bed.
Jim @ VIP seems to think a axle flip will give me 4"/5". I think that’s all I need.
I'm going to hook it up this weekend and see what I get with the pin weight on it. That will be the deciding factor of what I need in the end.


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juzplanekrazy wrote:

Old 2008 Unloaded 55" to top of truck gate/bed rails.
New 2017 Unloaded 59" to top of truck tail gate/bed rails.
Old 2008 Unloaded 34 1/2" to top of truck bed.
New 2017 Unloaded 37" to top of truck bed.
Jim @ VIP seems to think a axle flip will give me 4"/5". I think that’s all I need.
I'm going to hook it up this weekend and see what I get with the pin weight on it. That will be the deciding factor of what I need in the end.


4-5" is still real tight. I think I'm at 6" and it gets close on occasion. had the same issue when I went from 2005 Duramax to 2012. All the new trucks are taller and have deeper beds but not sure why. I assume newer trailers are taking this into account. My BIL just got a new 30' non TH fifth wheel and it fit his truck but was so low he couldn't get it in the driveway, had to actually lower the axles via a subframe, it's a little high but not too bad.


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If normal on the road travel, 4-5" is fine.
Off road, going through culverts, lots of articulation etc, I would want nothing less than 6".
I have 7.75" between my bedrails and trailer.
I have come close once, but I was just crawling so I was watching it closely.


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I hit with my Dodge and don't want that scenario again. It was a nasty drop off at a campground. This is my golden years rig so going across the country will see major changing road conditions.
I've got to see a sweet spot somehow.

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I have entered many gas stations where 4 inches would not make it.

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Yes Sir,

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I have entered many gas stations where 4 inches would not make it.


Friday night, Mojave, CA Carl's Jr. very steep driveway out of trailer parking in rear, I just make it with mine and that's at an angle.

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nayther wrote:

RCMAN46 wrote:

I have entered many gas stations where 4 inches would not make it.


Friday night, Mojave, CA Carl's Jr. very steep driveway out of trailer parking in rear, I just make it with mine and that's at an angle.


Funny. We finally quit going to that CJ's for that very reason. We stop at Jack-in-the-Sack in Rosamond. There's a nice big dirt lot right next to it for oversized parking.


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dedmiston wrote:

nayther wrote:

RCMAN46 wrote:

I have entered many gas stations where 4 inches would not make it.


Friday night, Mojave, CA Carl's Jr. very steep driveway out of trailer parking in rear, I just make it with mine and that's at an angle.


Funny. We finally quit going to that CJ's for that very reason. We stop at Jack-in-the-Sack in Rosamond. There's a nice big dirt lot right next to it for oversized parking.


if I remember i park on the street but the lot in the back is so convenient!

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