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Old 01-27-2016, 01:16 PM   #11
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I too, was talked out of going the Correct Track route, due to the cam washer wearing out over time. A good suspension shop should be able to correctly align the axles without fancy gadgets. I'm an advocate for doing things right (and safe) the first time. So, after more research, the best route for me is to have a new sub frame welded on and upgrade the suspension hardware.

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The first thing that comes to mind: "We can't build them right, so we'll invent an adjustment system for you to purchase"

I'm not impressed. It is like a cam bolt used for control arm adjustments on vehicles, which tend to wear out, and I'd be worried that it would be prone to wear. Also don't like the statement "the owner can re adjust the axle if you hit a pothole". If you hit a pothole and affect your axle alignment, you bent something. Adjusting the octagon is treating the symptom while ignoring the disease. The bent thing will still be bent.

I was also put off by their "laser alignment". All they are doing is measuring the distance from center of pin to the front of tire at a fixed height. While this helps, it's only one small part of a real alignment. They do nothing to check axle placement from side to side, nor the camber in the axle.

I suppose it could work, but I'll let someone else try it.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:35 PM   #12
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What hitch are you using? I may be in the 'same boat' as you soon. My 5'er is on order, but I also know the 2014-15 Ram 2500's are 3/4" taller than my 2013. I plan to use the Anderson Ultimate Hitch and it has 3 different height adjustments so I'm not sure how Nose-High I'll be with this setup yet. I also ordered the 16" Wheel upgrade package and plan to have the dealer flip the axles.

Also, can someone with a 2016 29.5 measure how far from the rear wheels to the front of the nose is please. I need to know if I'll have to add onto my driveway where I plan to park the camper.

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I cannot confirm that the axles are below the springs, but am pretty sure they are.

I will be using my same old Pullrite Superglide from when we bought our current 5th in 2006. It is NOT height adjustable.

I have heard more talk of adjusting the height of the hitch lately and I am not sure that I understand it. I believe the controlling factor is normally the clearance between the fiver's overhang and the bed, shooting for 6 to 8 inches. I suppose you can change the level either by changing the hitch or the pin box, but either way, bed rail clearance is key, and likely the controlling factor. This is followed by dealing with the trailer suspension to raise it up if necessary.
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:04 PM   #13
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Cdash,

My 2016 29.5BHDS came from the factory with the axles already flipped. So, I'm thinking all others will come out the same way.

Regarding adjustments, I have the B&W Companion slider hitch, which has three different up/down adjustment holes. Plus, my Mor/Ryde pin box also has three adjustment holes, which was repositioned to its lowest setting. Even with these adjustments I still have at least 7" clearance between the trailer and the bed rails.

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I cannot confirm that the axles are below the springs, but am pretty sure they are.

I will be using my same old Pullrite Superglide from when we bought our current 5th in 2006. It is NOT height adjustable.

I have heard more talk of adjusting the height of the hitch lately and I am not sure that I understand it. I believe the controlling factor is normally the clearance between the fiver's overhang and the bed, shooting for 6 to 8 inches. I suppose you can change the level either by changing the hitch or the pin box, but either way, bed rail clearance is key, and likely the controlling factor. This is followed by dealing with the trailer suspension to raise it up if necessary.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:15 PM   #14
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I put 16/235R16E's on my 29.5RKS and some nice aluminum rim along with them.
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I have a 2014 model. The axle is already under the spring from the factory on mine. I changed mine to 16s just for better tires....gained very very little height but I wasn't looking for more height then. My 01 f250 was 53" at the bed side. The camper and truck was perfectly level with 8" of clearance.

Fast forward to now. I picked up a low miles 2013 Ram 3500 laramie the other day, DRW truck. The bed side on it is 59", so 6" higher than my ole Ford. I hooked up my camper and the truck is close to level, but camper is way nose high. Still have 8" of clearance at the front, but only 5" at the tail gate.....thats too tight for some of the places I go and it looks goofy that nose high. I jacked up the camper and put 4" wood blocks under the tires to see how close it would be. I think it will be close enough with 4" of lift.

Not sure how Im going to lift it yet. I've built trailers before and have very good craftsman skills and all the tools to do a subframe lift....but im not sure thats the way Im going yet. Thinking along the lines of building a taller leaf spring perch and welding it to the housing, then just get longer u-bolts and be done...but im not positive yet.
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I have a 2016 28.5 HT and axles have spring on top of axle , I am having same height issue Ram 3500 , curious about what Solutions arise ,
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Please see my response to Aero_Dave in this thread, where I stated the possible issues and the best possible solution.

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I have a 2016 28.5 HT and axles have spring on top of axle , I am having same height issue Ram 3500 , curious about what Solutions arise ,
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Thank you everyone for your responses. It has truly given me a lot to think about and definitely what to expect. I want to do this right the first time. I hate switching tow vehicles and having to start over so to speak. I was given this 2014 RAM from a family member who passed. I can't complain, but now I have to make it right.

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This could be an option, along with longer u-bolts:
Lift Blocks | SuspensionConnection.com
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Cool

I know this isn't a perfect picture to show how level it rides, but here is my 2016 29.5 BHDS on my 2011 F-350. I have the 16" wheel and the Revolutioin pinbox options on my trailer The suspension is in the topmost factory position. It came with the axles "flipped."

My truck has 18" factory tires a 2" leveling kit on the front, and air bags in the rear. So the bed is at factory height, over the rear axles, but rides level no matter how much weight I load it with (within reason)


My hitch is the B&W OEM companion.

Even though it doesn't look like it in this picture due to the perspective, it rides very level.



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