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Old 09-03-2015, 10:29 PM   #29
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I have a 2002 5th wheel and pull it with a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 31" bed height. I did have to raise the camper, otherwise the hitch frame would beat up the top of the truck bed. My local welding shop raised the Scamp 4" and installed a new hitch (adjustable) on the Scamp, too.

Dodge (and I think other truck manufacturers) raised the bed height in their pickups around 2002, so I've been told.

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Bed floor height on my 2010 two wheel drive F150 is over 34 inches. Four wheel drive is two inches taller. Top of bed is another 21 1/2 inches higher from that. Seems like all the brands of trucks have gotten a lot taller.

I sold my 2002 F150 earlier this year. The 2010 is a lot taller. I've had to add a side step on the bed as it is almost impossible to reach anything in the bed. Wish I had measured the 2002 before I sold it.

Wheel size adds to the problem. My 2002 Lariat came with 17 inch wheels, my 2010 came with 20 inch wheels.
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