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Old 03-04-2014, 10:35 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by carey965 View Post
so how do i go about doing that without lowering my truck>?
Flip the axel on the 5er.

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:58 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by carey965 View Post
so how do i go about doing that without lowering my truck>?
First you need to confirm you can flip them. Simply look and see if your axles are mounted above or below the leaf springs. I am going to guess that they are already below as both my Eagle units have been below from the factory. If that is the case then you might be able to adjust the spring mounting holes down equally which you should have the dealer do to get this unit riding right on your TV.

Yes your tail seems low and some airbags, timbrens or a load leaf would solve that issue. Remember this unit is dry and when you start loading your stuff in it plus any cargo in the TV your going to keep sagging. With a squishy TV ride it's going to compound the seesaw effect on any bumpy roads and effect the steering possibly.

The easiest adjustment for bed rail clearance is the hitch. Then if the king pin can be dropped a hole (some can't), then the axles on the 5th. In that order for bed rail clearance.

Now after you have the proper bed clearance and if it riding nose high your only option is the 5th axles. You could go with spacers on the axles to achieve the height you require for level as some have done on this forum. I am going to guess based on the photos somewhere in the 3" range to get it close enough. I would not go any more on spacers than that personally as you will decrease your stability IMHO.

Finally I think you on the right path with the sidewinder instead of the extension.


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I have the same trailer bought last year. I have the Chev Silverado 5.8ft box with the sidewinder. Towed over 5000km last year with no problems at all!! 90 degree turns a few times with clearance not being an issue with the cab.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:49 PM   #14
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My 27.5 BH came with the extended pin. Have heavy duty tow package (3,250 lb. Load capacity and 11 K towing) Eco Boost F150 custom long bed. No problem tturning and no bed slides to worry about. Let us your solution. ☺
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:37 PM   #15
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mine came with the extended pin but not long enough, i barely make it 70 degrees with the hitch in the manoeuvre position
just got the call my sidewinder is in stock so getting that on saturday, going to bring it home and take a look at the axles and see what i can do,

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