Originally Posted by TxLoser
I’ve got a GM as well and the B&W Patriot. I run it in the full aft position on two trailers now. As for the hight, whatever gives me 6-7” clearance at the tightest point between the FW and truck bed.
I contacted B&W this morning and they said that 0 isn’t necessarily over the rear axle. It completely depends on where the rails were mounted in the truck bed and that is usually dependent on the frame mounts for the rails and where the OEM bolt holes in the frame are. On a GM standard box, the rails appear to be in front of bed center. I ended up all the way aft as well. Once I looked closer and took measurements, I found that the dealer actually had it set in the 2” position which was still 2” in front of rear axle. I moved it to the 4” position and it looks to be right over center of the rear axle. I also measured no increase in the trucks front ride height by doing this.
For bed rail clearance I moved the risers up another inch. Now I have a solid 7” from my tonneau cover frame rails and almost 8” to the truck’s bed rails. I think this will be a little better while negotiating the uneven terrain we often find here in the Michigan State Park campgrounds.
The nice thing I also figure is the bolts for the Patriot risers use 3/4” sockets and wrenches which is the same I need for lug nuts. Either way if I don’t like this setup, I can easy enough take it apart at the campground and put it back if it doesn’t tow well.