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R&LC
07-08-2018, 03:17 PM
I'm new to the Forum I have my first fifth wheel although it's an old one that I'm restoring and my truck is a 2018 Dodge Ram 4 X 4 short bed it hooks up fine however is it possible for the pin box to be extended out just an an inch or so that's about all I need for it to clear the cab sufficiently it's probably a stupid question but you don't know till you ask.
Thank you, Randy

Walt
07-08-2018, 04:42 PM
Here is one idea. I actually installed one of these on a friends 5th wheel that wanted more cab clearance.

https://www.amazon.com/Popup-Fifth-Wheel-Kingpin-Extension/dp/B007HRKF3Q/ref=lp_8334807011_1_1?srs=8334807011&ie=UTF8&qid=1531082305&sr=8-1

Stripit
07-09-2018, 10:34 AM
Here is one idea. I actually installed one of these on a friends 5th wheel that wanted more cab clearance.

https://www.amazon.com/Popup-Fifth-Wheel-Kingpin-Extension/dp/B007HRKF3Q/ref=lp_8334807011_1_1?srs=8334807011&ie=UTF8&qid=1531082305&sr=8-1

Walts idea is the easiest way to gain inches for clearance, every so often I see one of these on Craig's List. Not much to actually wear out so buying used should not be an issue, might save some money?

Walt
07-09-2018, 11:09 PM
My friend picked one up on Craig's List for $100 like Stripit suggested. After installing it we had it welded on.

Mtntrek
07-10-2018, 03:40 AM
Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you're on the right track.
Bet your truck is powerful too, just be mindful that any modifications to your trailers pinbox / framehead could put undo stress / leverage on components the mfr. didn't anticipate. Be easy.

Enjoy.


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