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puma5thwheel 02-22-2018 06:18 PM

setting 5th wheel hitch height
 
I just purchased a 2008 Puma 253FBS. I am picking it up Saturday but can't get a straight answer as to how high I should set my new 5th wheel. I have a 2016 Ford F-150 with a Curt A16 hitch. Any suggestions?

wingnut60 02-22-2018 07:58 PM

Not familiar with the hitch, but you should have at least 6" clearance between bed rails and fiver.

Notanlines 02-23-2018 07:12 AM

What Wingman^^^^ said. Six inches is the minimum required to prevent bed/5'ver damage if you tow through a steep dip in a driveway or the like. And if you do have to raise the level of that hitch be sure to follow the torque directions in the owner's manual.

Rhagfo 02-23-2018 11:03 AM

You are asking how high to set it, so sounds like you are doing it yourself.
If so pick a height, and then take your tools with you, if it is off too much, then can readjust on site. If off by just a bit, tow it home and correct it there.

Rhagfo 03-04-2018 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by puma5thwheel (Post 23803)
I just purchased a 2008 Puma 253FBS. I am picking it up Saturday but can't get a straight answer as to how high I should set my new 5th wheel. I have a 2016 Ford F-150 with a Curt A16 hitch. Any suggestions?

How did the pickup go??


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