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Old 08-10-2016, 09:18 AM   #11
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I had the dealer adjust my suspension to the bottom holes on the spring hangers before I took delivery. Mine is close enough to level and I'm happy with the clearance to the bed rails. My truck is on factory sized tires though.....

If that doesn't get you close enough, you either need a sub-frame or ditch the 35's.
I just didn't know if it was safe to run it on the lower hole. It doesn't effect the ride on the lower hole? I cant ditch the 35s just yet, I only have 4k miles on them.lol I have to get the ass end up on the trailer because i have a thule hitch bike rack and Im afraid Ill drag coming out of some driveways.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:04 PM   #12
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Adjusting to lower hole won't affect ride

Adjusting to the lower hole will not affect how your 5th wheel pulls or rides and is what you need to do. I had the same problem trying to pull my Eagle HT with my Ford F250 4x4 diesel. I had the dealer make the adjustment and then I lowered my pin box to the lowest setting (still had plenty of bed rail clearance). Fixed my problem completely. But you should know that adjusting to the lower hole is not something to try your self. It took two guys over 2 hours to make the adjustment on mine at the dealers shop where they had plenty of jacks, the right tools and had done it before. The cost was on the dealer since he said that the trailer would fit my truck.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:45 PM   #13
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Looks quite level to me I have same trailer I pull mine with my 1/2 ton Silverado and it's quite level
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:20 PM   #14
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I just didn't know if it was safe to run it on the lower hole. It doesn't effect the ride on the lower hole? I cant ditch the 35s just yet, I only have 4k miles on them.lol I have to get the ass end up on the trailer because i have a thule hitch bike rack and Im afraid Ill drag coming out of some driveways.
When I was a service advisor at an rv dealership we had a guy buy a triple axle raptor and was towing it with a lifted truck. We added blocks between the axles and springs on the raptor to raise it 2" never saw the guy again before I left there so it must've worked.....
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:03 AM   #15
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We recently purchased a 29.5 bhds. I have a 08 f250 psd short bed. My truck is stock height but in 35" tires. I have heard that this is a jayco issue not making the trailers chassis taller but is there anything I can do to get the back end of the trailer more level. I noticed there is a second bolt hole about 3" lower where the leaf springs are mounted. Can I move the leafs down and gain the height I need. Any advice will help. Thank you
Do you have an "auto" slider hitch? Those puppies seem to sit really high in the truck beds and they don't help the cause.

I also have a similar set up with a 29.5BHDS (2015) and my F250 (2016) with 6.5ft box and I had the same issue.

I moved my trailers pin box up as high it would go up into trailer (not hard to do on the 4 bolts with a couple of big box wrenches and maybe a strong bar) and then moved my hitch to a lower setting in truck bed. My set up still sits a little nose high but I can live with it. If you can do this...try to keep somewhat of a good clearance between the bottom of trailer and the truck box as not to hit the top of box when you hit uneven ground.

My problem was much worse when i had the Pullrite 16K Superglide hitch, as it sat higher in the truck bed, but everything seems to be better now with my newer Husky 16K (manual slider).

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Old 08-12-2016, 02:13 PM   #16
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I agree! Looks pretty leveled to me.

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If your picture is accurate I wouldn't worry about it. You look as level as most on the road.
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:21 PM   #17
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I 'm having the same issue. Yours looks closer to being level than mine. The dealer told me because the trailer is a half ton towable it will ride nose high with a bigger truck... I never owned a fifth wheel so i didn't know any better. What do you guys think??



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Kevin,

Actually, yours doesn't really look that bad. Yes, it's a bit nose high, but you can still tow it for a bit without adversely affecting anything. In our case we have a 2015 Ram 2500, which was a little higher and we were about 8 inches nose high. After maxing out all the possible adjustments (pin box, springs, axle flip, etc.) we ended up having a 4-inch sub frame added. Our trailer is now leveled and towed very well. We've just completed a 5,000 mile road trip with no issues whatsoever--even with wicked crosswind in Colorado!

After you'd towed for about 5,000 to 8,000 miles or so, you will want to upgrade your shackles, bolts and bushings to a more heavy duty ones. We went ahead and had ours upgraded when we had the sub-frame done.


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I 'm having the same issue. Yours looks closer to being level than mine. The dealer told me because the trailer is a half ton towable it will ride nose high with a bigger truck... I never owned a fifth wheel so i didn't know any better. What do you guys think??



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Old 08-13-2016, 06:40 AM   #19
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When driving down the road, the trailer should be as level as possible. An inch off won't make a big difference.
Fix it if you can or some suspension parts will wear out prematurely. Also, a level trailer with proper pin weight reduces chucking.
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It looks pretty darn level..........
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