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Old 05-23-2016, 08:27 PM   #11
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I was just using 2" as hypothetical. My 12 2500 CTD sags just shy of 2" with 1800lbs on the rear. I'm guessing the 321 would be about 2400+lbs all loaded. I would think that would drop it 2".
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:39 PM   #12
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I was just using 2" as hypothetical. My 12 2500 CTD sags just shy of 2" with 1800lbs on the rear. I'm guessing the 321 would be about 2400+lbs all loaded. I would think that would drop it 2".
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:47 PM   #13
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That is a good way to do it.

One thing I have no idea about....will the coil sprung 2500 not sag a bit more that 2" with that pin weight?

I know my leaf sprung 3500 will be stiffer, and it drops 1-1/2" with 1700 pin. I figured the coil springs would drop more initially... But all this is just thinking out loud.
My '15 2500 only sags 2" with 1,800 lb in the bed. I was very surprised the first time I put a load in it. I personally think the coils are so much better than leaf springs.
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I was just using 2" as hypothetical. My 12 2500 CTD sags just shy of 2" with 1800lbs on the rear. I'm guessing the 321 would be about 2400+lbs all loaded. I would think that would drop it 2".

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Old 05-23-2016, 10:04 PM   #14
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One detail I left out, the hitch isn't installed yet so I don't have a easy way to connect and see if it's level. What I'm stressing about is the cost of installing the hitch in the truck.. and then finding out the truck wont work..

I'm gathering though it will be close and I might have to cheat a little with the nose. I like the suggestion of measuring the rv from ground to rv and using the calculation to see how close I will be. Not sure how much the truck will drop.. at the end of the day I guess I just need to get it done and find out. Still a lot of money riding on it work out.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:20 PM   #15
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I have your set up for the most part. 16' Megacab 2500 with the 6.7L. I am using the B&W RVK3600 (set to the lowest setting) that fits in the factory pucks. I LOVE the hitch. I'm towing a Eagle HT 26.5BHS which is probably quite a bit lighter then yours.

My trailer had an extra hole of adjustment on the leaf spring shackles so I had the dealer adjust it to the highest setting, looks like it gives it an extra 1.5"-2" in height. I also ordered the trailer with the 16" wheels so that add's some height also. The axles on my trailer came from the factory already flipped.

Anyways, it sits a tiny bit nose high but its nothing to be worried about and I think it still looks good. It looks more pronounced then it actually is in the one picture in the parking lot. The picture at the gas station is much more accurate.

And on another note, i put the hitch together and installed in about 1hr. It was a very easy task.....



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I have your set up for the most part. 16' Megacab 2500 with the 6.7L. I am using the B&W RVK3600 (set to the lowest setting) that fits in the factory pucks. I LOVE the hitch. I'm towing a Eagle HT 26.5BHS which is probably quite a bit lighter then yours.

My trailer had an extra hole of adjustment on the leaf spring shackles so I had the dealer adjust it to the highest setting, looks like it gives it an extra 1.5"-2" in height. I also ordered the trailer with the 16" wheels so that add's some height also. The axles on my trailer came from the factory already flipped.

Anyways, it sits a tiny bit nose high but its nothing to be worried about and I think it still looks good. It looks more pronounced then it actually is in the one picture in the parking lot. The picture at the gas station is much more accurate.

And on another note, i put the hitch together and installed in about 1hr. It was a very easy task.....
How much space do you have between the rails and the RV? Are you sitting at 6 inches?
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How much space do you have between the rails and the RV? Are you sitting at 6 inches?
At least 6" but i'm guessing closer to 7" or 7-1/2"....

Here is a cropped photo zooming in on the clearance. If we hook up this weekend I'll get an exact measurement for you.

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Measured my Ram 2500 Outdoorsman rail height last night before hooking up. Right at 56 inches. With the Eagle 33.5RETS hooked up, the bed dropped 1.5 inches. I was amazed there was no more drop than that!
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Here's a thread with pictures of my initial setup and then with the subframe if you're interested.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f6...ght-18663.html
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Here's a thread with pictures of my initial setup and then with the subframe if you're interested.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f6...ght-18663.html
I did notice on my 16' Eagle HT 26.5 BHS a sub frame is already installed. I think Jayco may have realized the level issue and tried to remedy it on current production. Beneath the trailer frame there is an approximate 4" piece of welded rectangular steel welded in between the trailer chassis and leaf spring hangers. This may be why mine sits mostly level from the factory with my 16' Ram
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