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Old 08-22-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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For a truck to pull a stock Bigfoot 5th wheel, what height from the ground to the top of the box rail is necessary for clearance?
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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There is a Bigfoot Manual in the document center - the heights are on page 5.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, Lainey. What I am looking for is how high from the ground the side of the truck box must be to clear the overhang of the 5th wheel. Or maybe this is not a concern, as long as the pin height is 43 1/4 +_ 3 inches. Is the BFW-26 the same as the 19 1/2 foot TF2020? Advice from Bigfooters, please?
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:59 AM   #4
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We have an 85 bigfoot 5th and an 06 Ford Pickup. The box is high (sorry haven't measured) so it was recommended we use a swivel (pivot) 5th wheel hitch. The hitch is also adjustable for height and we had to put it to the highest point. Even with that, we have rubbed the box on the trailer backing into areas with a steep uphill slope. Everywhere else we haven't had a problem. This fall we are having the springs reversed on the trailer and that will give us the extra clearance. Aside from working out the slight clearance issue, we love the bigfoot 5th wheel.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:20 PM   #5
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For a truck to pull a stock Bigfoot 5th wheel, what height from the ground to the top of the box rail is necessary for clearance?
I measured our 5th wheel Bigfoot from the ground to the underside of the trailer body is 55 inches. Some newer pickups have deeper bed sides that the older ones.
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