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Old 09-03-2015, 09:29 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by piperjim View Post
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.

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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