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Old 04-27-2016, 07:51 AM   #1
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Trailer is not level and riding too high on rear axle on tow

Help!
We recently upgraded our tow vehicle to a Ford F250 and installed the
15K Superglide Model#2700 by Pullrite for a hitch.

Problem is I cant seem to get the trailer leveled enough to tow it properly and its sitting too high and more on back axle of our 29.5 bhds.

FYI - I have moved up the pin box as high as it will go (last setting) on the trailer but still no luck.

Also, my F250 seems to have the notorious sag in the rear springs and is already sitting lower than it should. Thinking that i will need a helper spring or airbag but that is going to further raise the front of the trailer tow and wont help my issue above.

Does anyone have any recommendations or options?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:24 AM   #2
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Get your truck riding level with the help of springs or bags or timbrens, etc. Then determine how much the trailer needs to come up. Consider an axle flip which will gain you a couple inches and is pretty easy to do. On a stock height 250 you shouldn't need to do anything too drastic.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:07 PM   #3
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I am experiencing the same thing on my F350. I have the same hitch set up too.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:36 PM   #4
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First thing I would do is check the decal on the lower drivers door frame and find out your specs. What is your pin weight and are you close to you max payload capacity.

I think the Timbren's are a better idea than Airbags (of which I generally am not a advocate of). That said if you want adjustability the AB's are a better route IMO. But if its just to level go with the Tims. But before you do anything know where you stand capacity wise...
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:46 PM   #5
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Brand new truck already sagging? Call your dealer. My '15 Ram 2500 barely settles at all with the same 5er hooked up. Unless you have overloaded your camper, you should be under 2k lbs on your pin.

As for the trailer not being level, the equalizer in the suspension balances load on the two axles so there is no more weight on either axle simply because it's a few inches nose high.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:06 PM   #6
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2008 F250 here pulling 28.5 RSTS not a bit of sag here
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I have a Ram 2500 lifted 6 inches, I had to get a different Shank for my hitch so that it would drop the ball down lower and the truck hitch was level with trailer hitch. Once this was accomplished there was no sagging or unlevelness of either the camper or the truck...Hope this link helps..Shanks
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:43 PM   #8
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I have a Ram 2500 lifted 6 inches, I had to get a different Shank for my hitch so that it would drop the ball down lower and the truck hitch was level with trailer hitch. Once this was accomplished there was no sagging or unlevelness of either the camper or the truck...Hope this link helps..Shanks
I agree a lower shank just might do the trick.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:54 PM   #9
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snip...... I had to get a different Shank for my hitch so that it would drop the ball down lower....snip
I believe in the case of the OP he is dealing with a 5th wheel....., different fix required.

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The OP has a fifth wheel the shank will not solve his issue but it will fix a travel trailer hight issue. The problem is trucks are getting taller and RV's are still the same. If your out of adjustment in your bed (camper to bed rail) then the only thing left is to raise the camper.


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