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Old 02-22-2018, 06:18 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:58 PM   #2
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Not familiar with the hitch, but you should have at least 6" clearance between bed rails and fiver.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:12 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:03 AM   #4
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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.
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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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