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Old 12-03-2015, 05:44 PM   #1
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Nose high

My FW is 3 inches high and my 315 tires add about 1.6 inches. If I go back to stock than I will be only 1.4 high. I know that is not much of a change or three high should be no big deal. My concern is that we already have very high FW and three inches is a lot . I just replaced my two back tires before my last TT trip this summer(before I decided to move up)and now the fronts r do. So should I go for two 315 or four one size Bigger than my stock 265 tires. What do u all think
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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Level is best. That puts equal load aka weight on each tire. Have you flipped the axle? You can also change the center equalizer to increase heigth.

Could do 4 tires, but that can be costly.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
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Cannot flip axles and do not want any higher. U r only talking three inches on a 41 ft FW. But that is three inches higher
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:07 AM   #4
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Put larger tires on the 5'er or lower your truck.

3 inches high is not bad, but it's going to wear your rear trailer tires out much faster than if it was level.

I would lower the truck with shackles, or raise the tire profile on the trailer.
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Have you tried lowering the hitch head to bring the nose down?
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:52 AM   #6
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Have you tried lowering the hitch head to bring the nose down?
usually the bed rail clearance prevents this as you need a minimum of 6 inches to match the fifth wheel hitch articulation without fear of contact.

if you bring the trailer up, or the truck down and DO NOT ADJUST the hitch the rail to trailer clearance will stay the same and you will in effect only be adjusting the stance of the trailer in relation to the truck or vice versa.
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:26 AM   #7
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Looking on line at new truck bed heights I believe all 4x4 trucks are in the same boat. With hitch clearance set for bed rail height you will be high. On the pinnacle morride suspension u cannot adjust it. Two wheel drive trucks sit several inches lower. About the only thing I can do is leave my airbags at min inflation and let the truck settle on the overload springs. Stock tires will bring me down 1.5 inches. Since I just replaced my two rear tires before getting the fiver I think I will just replace the two 315 fronts. When these wear out I will go back to stock 265 tires. It just does not seem cost effective to get all new tires now for 1.5 inch drop
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Are there multiple positions for the spring shackles? My suspension has 3 positions.
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No adjustment on the shackles. Really nothing u can do to the FW. Not even going to mess with the truck suspension on a diesel 4x4 to try and lower the entire truck
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I may be looking/thinking of this wrong but if you lift a truck 1/2" or 4" your bed rail will still have the same height or clearance? Now the front axels on the fifth wheel won't have as much weight as it would if the truck were leveled depending on the length of the fiver,but I'm not sure if it would be enough of a difference to really be concerned? I have airbags that lift the rear only and I've never had any problems,like I stated earlier I may be looking at this wrong or just not understanding the problem?
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