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Old 08-06-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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I want to get more clearance between my truck's bed rails and the bottom of the trailer.
If I move the pin box down one set of holes I won't be able to use all the mounting bolts. It currently uses 3 in front and 2 in back. That's 10 bolts when you factor in both sides of the pin box.
If I move it down I'll only be able to put 2 in front and 2 in back for a total of 8.

Have any of you re-positioned your pinbox?

I can't find any installation manuals from Lippert so I'll ask here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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Steve, wouldn't it be easier to raise the 5th wheel? What kind of 5th wheel are you using?

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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I'm using the B&W Companion hitch and it's already at the highest setting. My only option is to lower the pin box.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #4
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Steve, how much clearance do you have now? I actually had the opposite issue. My RL was riding slightly high in front and I wanted to raise my Trail-air. No one else had adjusted theirs in March. I ended up dropping my Reese Elite to the bottom adjustment. I currently have 9" over my GMC.Edited by: 5th_Time
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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I guess we lucked out, didn't have to change a thing. Our RL rides level and have a good 8 inches clearance. All stock suspension on our Dually with a Reese 20K hitch.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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9 inches? Dang!... wish I had 9 inches....of clearance.
I currently have about 5 1/2 and have had contact between the rails for my tonneau cover and the trailer on a couple of occasions. I called Lippert and B&W this morning and neither were helpful. Lippert advised against lowering the pin box any more than it is and B&W doesn't make longer arms.
I hate think about having to replace the hitch or pin box
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I'm using the B&W Companion hitch and it's already at the highest setting. My only option is to lower the pin box.
I use a companion too so I guess the Ford box sides must be lower than Dodge.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #8
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The "thickness" of the Trail Air seems to be alot more than the standard hitch - ie. it makes the trailer sit higher. If you'd like me to measuremine from bottom of trailer to skidplate, I'll do that for you - but I'll have to hook up to do that.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:14 PM   #9
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I, too, use the Companion hitch and have good clearance so far with my Dodge (4X2).
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