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machunt

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as mentioned in other post 2011 outback, 2013 chevy 1 ton dually. ive only had issues on this trip. i am only looking for a couple inches. and yes trailer sits very level as is. not really wanting to get into axle flipping and all that

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machunt wrote:

as mentioned in other post 2011 outback, 2013 chevy 1 ton dually. ive only had issues on this trip. i am only looking for a couple inches. and yes trailer sits very level as is. not really wanting to get into axle flipping and all that


Do the spring hangers have lower holes that the spring can be moved to? Also Lippert Correct Track will raise the trailer 2" inches.

https://store.lci1.com/correct-track-suspension-alignment


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Does the Curt have any fore & aft adjustment? Moving the hitch head back will help keep the rear corners from hitting. I have my B&W set to the rear on this truck, helps a lot.


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machunt wrote:

as mentioned in other post 2011 outback, 2013 chevy 1 ton dually. ive only had issues on this trip. i am only looking for a couple inches. and yes trailer sits very level as is. not really wanting to get into axle flipping and all that


What is your 5er to rail clearance currently? Is the pin box cushioned or fixed?
We have right at 6” clearance with level setup, we have one host site that exit is fairly sharp turn up hill, it gets close but doesn’t touch.
What are you driving over or where that you are making contact.


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"I have my B&W set to the rear on this truck, helps a lot."

Curious why you are setting your pin behind the center of axle instead of in front?


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"I have my B&W set to the rear on this truck, helps a lot."

Curious why you are setting your pin behind the center of axle instead of in front?


Because I had the same problem the OP has. Entering or exiting my driveway with the 05 truck I had 1/4 to a 1/8 of inch between the bed corners and the underside of the overhang. The driveway slopes up to the road, the road is banked to the other side That truck set the hitch head 2” ahead of the axle. I had 7.5” over the bed rails. Now with the hitch moved back 3”, higher bed sides, and 6.5” over the rails, I have more than an inch. It takes more of an angle to close the vertical distance when the horizontal distance is less. Trailer tows very close to level, takes a tape to tell it’s not. Plus extra inches with the tailgate down. What’s not to like?

Does it take some weight off the front? Probably does. But I’ll bet I still have more weight on the front axle than a gas truck. And I’m a long long way from RGAWR. The benefit of having lots more truck than needed.

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jaycocamprs wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"I have my B&W set to the rear on this truck, helps a lot."

Curious why you are setting your pin behind the center of axle instead of in front?


Because I had the same problem the OP has. Entering or exiting my driveway with the 05 truck I had 1/4 to a 1/8 of inch between the bed corners and the underside of the overhang. The driveway slopes up to the road, the road is banked to the other side That truck set the hitch head 2” ahead of the axle. I had 7.5” over the bed rails. Now with the hitch moved back 3”, higher bed sides, and 6.5” over the rails, I have more than an inch. It takes more of an angle to close the vertical distance when the horizontal distance is less. Trailer tows very close to level, takes a tape to tell it’s not. Plus extra inches with the tailgate down. What’s not to like?

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Does it take some weight off the front? Probably does. But I’ll bet I still have more weight on the front axle than a gas truck. And I’m a long long way from RGAWR. The benefit of having lots more truck than needed.


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Because ian not real familiar with what you guys are talking about i will take pictures and post.

as to my curt hitch it is adjusted to the heighest point. i have some adjustment on the pin box but not much. what if i lowered the pin head ?

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Yes that will help with the bed clearance.

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machunt wrote:

Because ian not real familiar with what you guys are talking about i will take pictures and post.

as to my curt hitch it is adjusted to the heighest point. i have some adjustment on the pin box but not much. what if i lowered the pin head ?


You want your trailer to ride level for several reason.
1. Equal load on the axles.
2. Help prevent chucking.
3. Bed clearance.

Earlier in your thread I provide a link to a bolt on 'Correct Track' from Lippert that will raise the trailer 2", switching to taller tires can add a little more.

On edit: Looking at pictures of other similar models, it appears that you may already have the Correct Track setup.

Yes pictures would be nice. I try to error high at 8" of bed clearance. Chris

* This post was edited 09/23/19 08:31am by Me Again *

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