Need some advice..
I got my new truck - 2017 F250 4x4 short box. I use the ultimate fifth wheel hitch on a gooseneck ball on my 2017 29.5 BHDS (with the MAXXIS tires upgrade from the factory).
I went out today and hooked the trailer to the truck (didn't pull it anywhere). With the ball at the lowest setting (which is where it was on my previous truck), it looks like I have about 6 inches of clearing on the trailer at the front, and about 5.5 inches at the back. Strangely, at the peak of the tailgate, it looks to be about 4.5 inches.
Everything I've been able to find, it seems like 6 inches is the magic number. So I raised the ball in the ultimate fifth wheel up one notch, and that gave me about 7 inches in the front, 6 in the back, and about 5.5 at the highest point on the tailgate.
1) Is that enough? Yes the trailer would be riding a little nose high, but I'm ok with that for now.
2) Is anyone pulling a similar trailer with this type truck? Any suggestions?
3) I feel like I read somewhere that this trailer can do some sort of axel adjustment to raise the trailer up a bit..
I looked under the trailer and it looks like there a bracket with two holes. Is it as simple as moving the leaf springs to the second hole? Is this something people are doing themselves? If not, does the work have to be done at a jayco dealership? I'm going to start calling around, but I have little faith that my local Jayco dealership will be able to get the work done before it's time to buy another truck.
Could I have any trailer shop do it (IE - is it a complicated process?)
Sorry for the long post .. any thoughts would be appreciated.