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5th wheel hitch height

SUMRX4
Explorer
Explorer
If I wanted to lower the front end of my 5th wheel, which would be preferred, lower the hitch in the bed or raise the kingpin on the trailer or does it even matter? If thinking lowering the hitch in the bed would put the kingpin lower and closer to the center of gravity of the truck. But them again would this even make a difference? I'm only speaking of about 2" that I need to move it.
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Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
RCMAN46 wrote:
If you lower the hitch make sure you have clearance between pin box and the side rails on the truck in a tight turn.


Correct!!!
2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
fj12ryder wrote:
Good choice of hitch. 🙂


Hey that's my line. :B
2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

RCMAN46
Explorer
Explorer
If you lower the hitch make sure you have clearance between pin box and the side rails on the truck in a tight turn.

corvettekent
Explorer
Explorer
Lowering the B&W is easy so that would be the first step. Next would be to raise the kingpin.
2022 Silverado 3500 High Country CC/LB, SRW, L5P. B&W Companion Hitch with pucks. Hadley air horns.

2004 32' Carriage 5th wheel. 860 watts of solar MPPT, two SOK 206 ah LiFePO4 batteries. Samlex 2,000 watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter.

fj12ryder
Explorer II
Explorer II
Good choice of hitch. 🙂
Howard and Peggy

"Don't Panic"

SUMRX4
Explorer
Explorer
I'm running a B & W companion and yeah it looks pretty easy to do so.

Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
fj12ryder wrote:
Personally, I would lower the hitch, since on a B&W hitch it's the easiest way to do it. Don't know what kind of hitch you have so can't say about yours. As long as you maintain the clearance between the bed rails and the bottom of your trailer, it's pretty much up to you.


Concur
2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

fj12ryder
Explorer II
Explorer II
Personally, I would lower the hitch, since on a B&W hitch it's the easiest way to do it. Don't know what kind of hitch you have so can't say about yours. As long as you maintain the clearance between the bed rails and the bottom of your trailer, it's pretty much up to you.
Howard and Peggy

"Don't Panic"