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Old 01-31-2021, 07:43 PM   #1
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Raising the trailer height?

Has anyone ever raised the suspension height of their fifth wheel? When hooked to my truck (itís level) due to the length from the wheels to the rear bumper I canít back into my driveway, and at one of the storage places the bumper wonít clear as I pull up the hill into the driveway.

Was wondering how hard it is to add a few inches of clearance?
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Make some small ramps to take the angle away some what. Would be way cheaper and wouldn't change the center of gravity of the 5er.
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And you shouldn't exceed 13'6". Most overheads clearances in USA are 14' minimum UNLESS marked.
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I am surprised at the two answers so far.

Lots of people add height, but we need more info to give real ideas:

Possibilities:
Bigger tires (unlikely to help)
Axel Flip (maybe already done by default)
Shackle/spring hangers lower hole (may not exist, may be done already)
Sub frame install

I am not an expert, but this is a common modification but does come with a cost ....
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Make some small ramps to take the angle away some what. Would be way cheaper and wouldn't change the center of gravity of the 5er.
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This is a good idea, but the issue is that the back bumper will contact the driveway long before I could have a ramp in place. The ramp would have to extend 8í or so out.
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I agree with Vista, there are lots of options. It would be good to know what you currently have. Better yet, pictures of your tire/wheel, suspension and hangers would help provide you better answers.
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Drop deck trailers, like car haulers, have anti skid rollers on the back attached to the bottom of the frame. I added a pair to my snowmobile trailer due to its low frame and floor.

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