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Old 09-25-2017, 11:43 PM   #1
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Unlevel hookup

Hello all I need some suggestions. When hooked up to my 5er with my 2017 Dodge 2500, I'm not level. According to what I've read, the camper needs to be level while traveling. I looked at my pin box and I have just one hole of adjustment. I've included a pic to show just how off my unit is. I can't lower my hitch because it's a Pullrite #2700, 16K which sets on the Pullrite mounting bracket for the OEM Dodge 5th wheel prep. So what's my options?
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:00 AM   #2
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The only way to remedy your situation is to raise the trailer at the axle's...
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:20 AM   #3
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How much clearance do you have between the top of the tailgate and bottom of the trailer? That will tell you if and how much you can adjust your pin box.

You can drop the leaf springs to the bottom hanger holes. If you have 15" tires you can swap those for 16".


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Old 09-28-2017, 07:42 AM   #4
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Your picture in signature looks OK. The picture in the post seems a bit higher.

Mine runs about 5" high in the front. Not really an issue except the back end drags on some parking lot entrances.
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These new trucks are so high in the ass end, making it real difficult to be level anymore without spending additional money to level.

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If you have maxed out the trailer suspension position options (using the lowest hanger holes), you will have to raise the trailer or lower the truck but the truck has coils springs in the rear so that is probably not an option.
On my trailer I put a 2 inch sub frame on it cost me $725 at a local trailer shop. I then purchased 16 inch wheels and tires as mine came with 15 inch wheels with 225/75/15 tires (28.3 inch diameter). By upgrading the wheel size I was able to put larger tires on 235/80/16 (30.8" diameter), they were about 2.5 inches taller so that equated to another 1 1/4 inch of height. So between the two I gained over 3 inches. I was not comfortable going to the 235/85/16 size only because they are 31.7 inch diameter and the axle spacing is 33 inches I felt I wanted more than 1.3 inches between the tires you may feel different which could give you another 1/2 inch of height. I also didnt feel I could use the larger tires to begin with without raising the trailer due to the clearance between the top of the existing tire and bottom of the trailer which was just a bit over 3 inches. The CRE3000 suspension is supposed to have 3 inches of travel. I did not want the tires rubbing the bottom of the trailer. even if only at max compression

With those two modifications above my trailer is fairly level not perfect but dang close and I have just enough clearance at the bed rails.

While I have not used it lippert or is it moryde has what they call correctrac which is supposed to aid in axle alignment it will supposedly raise the trailer approx 2 inches and is a bolt on affair, so that may be an option as well.
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You can also get a lowering kit for the truck UNLESS you do a lot of off roading.
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Your picture in signature looks OK. The picture in the post seems a bit higher.

Mine runs about 5" high in the front. Not really an issue except the back end drags on some parking lot entrances.
It is an issue if you have tandem axles. It transfers too much weight to the rear axle.
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These new trucks are so high in the ass end, making it real difficult to be level anymore without spending additional money to level.

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Is that really the problem, or is it that the HT line of trailers is made to be half-ton towable and guys that buy them are still pulling them with 3/4-1 Ton trucks?
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Seems to be a common issue on the HT's. My 2017 Eagle 293RKDS is level on my 4x4 truck.

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