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Old 08-04-2018, 07:36 AM   #1
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We’ve been all week looking at new trucks to pull our new North Point 315 rlts. With the 20 in wheels on the new f350 4x4 will we be able to tow level? Has anyone had problems? What type hitch did you use on a short bed? We’re here to learn so please share with us
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I dropped the axel 1 and put on GY Endurance 235/85 in place of the 235/80s. That gave another 1/2.
Im fairly level now.
The picture was after the axel drop and before the tire swap.
Truck has 20s

Mine NP is a 2016, the spring hangers and where the axels sit are different now in later models. And I think they come with 235/85s now too.
Just make sure you keep 6 at the bedrails, if I was any lower I would have hit by now.
When the truck was new the springs were a little stiff for the first while. They have settled a bit more. Im thinking about putting Timbrens on.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:22 AM   #3
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Weve been all week looking at new trucks to pull our new North Point 315 rlts. With the 20 in wheels on the new f350 4x4 will we be able to tow level? Has anyone had problems? What type hitch did you use on a short bed? Were here to learn so please share with us
gharrison I also have a 315. You can go back and look at my posts. I also have a 2017 F350 CCSB SRW. I have no problem towing the trailer.

Now I have done a lot of mods to truck and trailer.

(I just can't help myself I'm a "Modoholic"). (And this forum triggers my addiction).

When the truck and trailer was stock it all did just fine.
Now I know a DRW will do better than a SRW.
I would love to have a F450 but just not in the cards for me at this time.

Now if you are on the fence between a SRW and a DRW......Get a DRW......If you have the room and don't mind having and driving one do it.

The SRW will be at it's limit especially if you add things like washer and dryer and generator.

But I know the truck will handle it I have no doubt.
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[QUOTE=gharrison;672977]With the 20 in wheels on the new f350 4x4 will we be able to tow level? Has anyone had problems?

You will definitely have to move the suspension to the lower hole.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:33 AM   #5
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I have a 2018 293rkds 5er, I just bought a 2018 Chev Duramax 3500 HD CC LB 18" wheels, B&W Companion Slider (Not Needed)With Goose Neck Hitch, The truck drops about on inch when hooked up, and sets fairly level. very happy with the set up.
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What type hitch did you use on a short bed? Were here to learn so please share with us
I had a B&W and I did and still do like it.
I was just looking for more so I got a Trailer Saver BD5.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...bd5-59249.html
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:09 AM   #7
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Can’t speak to the leveling question, but as far as hitch goes, I just made the switch from a Reese Pro Series to a B&W Companion and couldn’t be happier. IMHO the B&W is a far superior hitch.
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I dropped the axel 1 and put on GY Endurance 235/85 in place of the 235/80s. That gave another 1/2.

Im fairly level now.

The picture was after the axel drop and before the tire swap.

Truck has 20s



Mine NP is a 2016, the spring hangers and where the axels sit are different now in later models. And I think they come with 235/85s now too.

Just make sure you keep 6 at the bedrails, if I was any lower I would have hit by now.

When the truck was new the springs were a little stiff for the first while. They have settled a bit more. Im thinking about putting Timbrens on.


You better get air bags klassic with all your stuff you haul around........LOL. [emoji38]
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https://1drv.ms/u/s!Atm4IYuraKUxk5AfIjzeW3Va143ABQMine rides fine with the factory hitch in the long bed. There is 6" of clearance between the bed rails and the trailer. Trick only sets about 3" when hooked up.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:31 PM   #10
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I tow my Pinnacle REFS with 2017 Ram 3500 Limited with Cummins diesel. The truck is spectacular. Hitch is a Easy Glide by Pullrite. It is a self adjusting glide hitch works great in the short bed.
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