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anw7405

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Posted: 02/18/21 01:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

so I have a new setup and have towed a couple thousand miles so far trouble free. My problem is I have a steep driveway at our new land we purchased. I have about 5-6" of clearance between my bedrails and 5er cap but i went over a fairly steep little incline the other day and the 5er almost hit the bed rails when the truck nose dropped down after topping the hill. My 5th wheel hitch is not vertically adjustable (pullrite super glide). Neither is the 5th wheel hitch. 2021 Grand Design momentum.

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Posted: 02/18/21 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is 5vr level when hooked up?

If nose high...subframe to lift 5vr so it tows level AND gives more clearance

Steep incline/decline....approach/depart at an angle when possible


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yes it is level when hooked up.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:



Steep incline/decline....approach/depart at an angle when possible


Agree, this is best option, to avoid contact.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Is 5vr level when hooked up?

If nose high...subframe to lift 5vr so it tows level AND gives more clearance

Steep incline/decline....approach/depart at an angle when possible

we bought a kit from pullrite to raise my boys slider hitch. very simple and easy to install.


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Posted: 02/19/21 06:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I'm reading this right your were going forward over the creast of a hill.
Is this on your property?
------If it's not I can't help you.
Is it a stone or dirt driveway?
------If yes, take some ground out at the top of the hill to ease the break over the top so the front of the truck doesn't "drop" off the crest.
If it is blacktop or concrete, and it almost hit but didn't, leave it alone and it should always "almost" hit.


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we bought a kit from pullrite to raise my boys slider hitch. very simple and easy to install.

Looks pretty straight forward but it's only rated at 18K. I need a little more than that.

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any other ideas?

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