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Old 10-13-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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Initial hitch height set

How high from the bed floor to top of hitch do u have yours set towing Pinnacle with morride pin box? Want to get the initial height set, so if close can leave it before my first short tow home (about 35 miles). I know there are a bunch of variables
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:43 AM   #2
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Hey Rock. Since different truck manufacturers bed floor sit at different heights, you may want to specify your truck. Someone with same setup may be able to give you a better idea. Or maybe some can give u an estimate from the ground to the top of their hitch.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:20 AM   #3
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Ok let me refraze my bed rails are 20 inches so to get 6 inch FW clearance how high from bed floor to top of hitch? 2016 Pinnacle FBTS
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I measured the pin height and to bottom of trailer on one that was on the lot and used that as a general idea where to mount the pivot arms of the hitch. Hopefully I'm close when mine gets delivered. I think I might ride a little nose high as mine is a Ram 4x4 and the bed rails are a little higher than the 2wd.
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I also have Dodge 4x4. How high did u set the hitch from bed floor of truck to top of hitch plate? I can adjust mine four bolt holes. The truck shop has it one hole from the highest.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:39 PM   #6
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Measure on the trailer from the pin plate up to the underside of the trailer. Use that measurement to adjust the hitch up or down to give you 5-6" clearance on the bedrail.
To get the second measurement I placed a board across the bed rails and measured down to the hitch plate.

Example. If pin plate to underside of trailer is 17" the top of your hitch plate should be 12" down from the board across the rails to give you 5" clearance. Not the scientific way but it works. I didn't measure from the bed at all. Depending on bed length most people like to pull with the pin directly over or slightly ahead of the TV axle.
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I do not have my FW yet. I just want the initial height for a 2016 Pinnacle with morride pin box. What is the height from the truck bed to top of hitch plate when plate is level. Most pickups have just about twenty inch high bed rails. So your are the same since u have a Dodge 4x4. Just measure from truck bed to top of hitch plate
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I have the B & W Companion hitch and it's not installed in my truck at this time
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Thanks for letting me know. I am sure another owner will see this
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