Maximum Truck Height towing Bigfoot 5th - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-27-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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Maximum Truck Height towing Bigfoot 5th

Hello all y'all:
We are in the market for a small fifth wheel. I have a Dodge 1500 4x4 with a pretty impressive (stock) height above the ground. It's got 20" wheels and tires. I'm aware that one can raise the hitch height in the truck bed but I want the trailer to tow level. I also don't want the trailer to hit the truck bed sides you know?

Who knows the height off the ground of the lowest portion of the front end of those '80s model Bigfoot 5th wheels.

Thanks for the help

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Old 07-28-2014, 08:05 AM   #2
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I have a Scamp 5er, towed with a 2006 Chevy V-6, and a raised axle with 3" lift. Right now I have about 10" of clearance between the trailer and the truck bed side. I have seen 5th wheels with less clearance but find that at times my trailer gets very close to the bed rail. Since I'm in the market for a new truck, this is something that I have to consider. The best way is to measure from the ground to your bed rails heigth, then also measure a trailer with it is sitting level. I have looked at many trucks and most of the newer ones have very high bed rails. Good luck

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Old 07-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #3
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We have a 1989 BigFoot Fifth wheel. We ended up welding a subframe to raise the trailer up 6" and got a slider hitch. We went to Standens in Calgary. Worth every penny because now we don't worry at all. I can send a photo if you would like to see it. We tow with a 2007 Ford Lariat.

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