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    Northeast Region Director JWalker's Avatar
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    Distance from Bed Rails

    What is the suggested distance between the underside of the fifth wheel and the truck bed rails? The nose of the North Trail is sitting a little high. I can lower the hitch 2 more notches, but that closes the gap in-between. The next option would be to lower the rear of the Dodge. Any opinions? It's all new to me.
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    Re: Distance from Bed Rails

    Jamie; you need about 6" or more, you should check yours when hooked up just to see how close your tonneau cover is on a turn. I'm pretty sure you can get away with lowering it at least one hole. As far as lowering the Dodge, if there is a block between the spring and the axel you may be able to change it or remove it. If it is a tapered block you will have to maintain that angle so you don't change the pinion angle. JON
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    Re: Distance from Bed Rails

    Looking at your rig when you pulled out the Truck seems to sit a bit high in the back, throwing your tow angle out.
    Have you checked the dodge forums to see about lowering the truck?

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    Re: Distance from Bed Rails

    Check the spring shackles on camper to see if there is a set of adjustment holes. If not you maybe able to add blocks between the frame and shackles to adjust the camper to the right hight.
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