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Old 11-17-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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New stock Ford F250 may set to high

Ok, so I do tons of research and finally buy a 2015 Ford F250 diesel 4X4 in preparation to purchase a Jayco Eagle HT 275 fifth wheel. Now I find out that the top of the bed sides over the rear axel set at 55 inches from the ground. The Jayco dealer is advising that for the RV to set level they look at a distance from ground to pin box of 45.25 inches with 15 inch tires or 47.25 with 16 inch tires. And of course the distance between the top of the bed side and the pin box needs to be no less than six inches of clearance. Starting to feel like I may be screwed. The Jayco does have some adjustment on the trailer axels - up to about maybe 2 inches. I also know that the truck will "squat" a little with the RV hooked up. Has anyone faced this issue? If so, what was the outcome? Can the truck's rear be lowered? Thanks for any responses.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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Read this thread, it was discussed a good bit regarding the same combo.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f6...ion-30805.html

You may need to check into raising the rig by flipping the springs. I would discuss it with your dealer or Jayco. Not much that can be done to the truck.

I think some one has already resolved this and you may benefit from their experience.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:24 PM   #3
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We just took delivery of a new 29.5 BHDS as well last weekend, and faced the same problem with our 2015 Ram 2500. Our B&W hitch was lowered as low as it could have gone, but we still needed more height. One advantage we had was this rig came with the 16" wheel option. But, we still needed more height. So, the techs at the dealer raised the trailer another 3" by changing the holes at the shackles. We're still slightly nose high, but we think the suspension will settle somewhat with more towing and slightly more weight in front. We will now have to wait and see...

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Ok, so I do tons of research and finally buy a 2015 Ford F250 diesel 4X4 in preparation to purchase a Jayco Eagle HT 275 fifth wheel. Now I find out that the top of the bed sides over the rear axel set at 55 inches from the ground. The Jayco dealer is advising that for the RV to set level they look at a distance from ground to pin box of 45.25 inches with 15 inch tires or 47.25 with 16 inch tires. And of course the distance between the top of the bed side and the pin box needs to be no less than six inches of clearance. Starting to feel like I may be screwed. The Jayco does have some adjustment on the trailer axels - up to about maybe 2 inches. I also know that the truck will "squat" a little with the RV hooked up. Has anyone faced this issue? If so, what was the outcome? Can the truck's rear be lowered? Thanks for any responses.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:27 PM   #4
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tularockstar, thanks for the response. Do you happen to know what the measurement is from the ground to the top of your bed rail at the rear of your truck? And from the bed of truck to the rail top?
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