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RE: Chevy/GMC bed height

My 2020 CC standard bed RWD measures 59 1/4" at the rear bed corner. When I looked for new truck I was hoping the RWD would be lower than 4x4, but not the case anymore. Both measured the same bed height. The dealer gave me such a great deal back in May because of covic-19 they were having a hard time selling inventory, I bought it. It had the 5th wheel puck system, so I bought the Curt adapter for my Q20 hitch. I hooked up my Sprinter 5th wheel and started laying boards under the tires of the 5th wheel. After several attempts, I had 4" of wood boards to get trailer to measure from ground to frame the same, front to rear. I found a company in Canada that makes lift kits and bought 2 set, 1 set per axle, 3" lift blocks. Trailer still not even front to rear so I changed out my 15" rims to 16" rims and had Goodyear Endurance ST235/80/R16E installed. It was finally equal front to rear. I've toad it over 4000 miles now and it's been great. Love the truck, but it took some work to get trailer level. One other thing, I kept my 6" clearance between bed rail and bottom of 5th wheel.
Itakethe5th2011 01/09/21 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: X-chocks and 6 point levelers

I used x-chocks on my last 2 5th wheels that did not have auto level. Loved them, but with my new 5th wheel with auto level, I noticed right away that as the legs go down and the trailer goes up the weight is taken off the tires and leaf springs. This causes the springs to relax and x-chocks get loose to where they almost fall out. I sold the x-chocks on Craigslist and went back to rubber wheel chocks on the side of 5th wheel that won't need as much height. I do that to keep it from possibly bending auto level legs if it were to roll while unhooking or hooking back up.
Itakethe5th2011 10/10/20 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What discount to expect on special-ordered truck?

You might want to do a little research as to the height of a RWD to a 4 wheel drive. My 2020 Chevrolet 2500HD is the same height as a 4 wheel drive. I had lower my last 2008 Chevrolet 2500HD 2" in the rear. The top of my bed rail is 5" higher than my old truck. My leafsprings on my 5th wheel already set on top of my axles, so I went to Trailerblocks.com and bought 3" blocks to raise my trailer up so it sits more level when pulling with new truck. My buddy has a 2010 F350 with a 3 1/2" lift kit, my bed rail is 1" higher than his bed rail.
Itakethe5th2011 09/10/20 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Fifth Wheeler

I use Garmin RV 770 LMT-S GPS. It is set up for RV's. You enter your 5th wheel height, length, width and weight. It will help plot you around the country, but like all GPS you still have to be alert, especially on secondary roads. Also be careful at fueling stations with low canopies.
Itakethe5th2011 09/04/20 10:30am Roads and Routes
RE: 50 amp cord storage ideas?

50amp cords are heavy and coiling it can be difficult, plus it takes up a lot of space when laid inside storage compartment. I purchased a Morryde Reel56-001H easy reel cord spooler. It's about $154 on Amazon, but well worth the price. It is tall and some what narrow, so I still have more space to store things. It makes hooking up power cable so much easier. I just pull the cord off the reel and drag 1 end over to power box. When putting away, I keep a rag in 1 hand to clean cord as I roll it up.
Itakethe5th2011 08/15/20 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: How much squat can I expect?

I purchased a 2020 Chevy 2500HD in May. Had the same problem with the bed rail higher than my old 2500hdHD. I hooked up the 5th wheel with the proper 6" clearance between rail and trailer. I then pulled the trailer up on boards till I found out how much I was going to need to raise my 5th wheel. 3" was needed. My axles are already under leaf springs so I found 3" trailer blocks from a company in Canada called Trailer Blocks. (Trailerblocks.com). Install was pretty easy and my only problem is my step up into tailer is 3" higher, not a real problem.
Itakethe5th2011 07/08/20 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TIres, looking for long wearing, all weather load range E

Many years ago I bought a set of Michelin. With in a year the sidewall started to crack. After 2 years, the whole sidewall was very badly cracked. Michelin was recalling the truck tire 1 size below what I had, Called them and was told they don't cover sidewall cracking, only tire separation or blow outs. I removed them and bought American made Cooper HT3. Got 60,000 miles out of that set and have replaced them with another set of Cooper tires. I will never own Michelin tire again.
Itakethe5th2011 05/08/20 09:35am Tow Vehicles
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