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Old 04-12-2017, 08:56 PM   #1
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Looks like the pin box may hit my bed rails.

I got my Curt Q24 hitch installed and put it on its lowest setting. Hooked it up to the the 5er and with it on my level pad it was only about a half inch/1 tenth of a degree out of level. But it looks like the pin box may hit the bed rails on real sharp turns. I don't want to raise the hitch and throw the trailer out of level. Looks like I might get 50* of turning radius. Don't know if I will need more than that but don't want to get it a bind and need more.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:15 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:20 PM   #3
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #4
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I can guarantee you that you will need more than 50' of turn radius at some point. I own a fifth and would never go into a campground with only that little turning radius. As for your pin box hitting your bed rail it shouldn't but depending on the type of pin box, this might be an issue, pictures would really help. What I would do is get the wife or someone your trust to watch your pin box and bed rail clearance while you back up and turn to see if there is a clearance issue, if not, you're laughing, if there is you really only have two options, raise you hitch a setting or two, yes this will throw out your level, not the choice I would go with. I would look for a new pin box to fit your application change your pin box to a type with a greater drop at the king pin. these boxes cost $1100 and up not really cheap but when compared to the cost of your rig it a small amount to pay in the grand scheme of things. Hope this helps let us know what you do and again pics would help.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:32 PM   #5
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:35 PM   #6
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If as you say you have the Curtis at the lowest setting raise it a couple of settings and raise the pin box on the fifth a couple of settings to raise the pin box height yet maintain the fifth level.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:38 PM   #7
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If I raised them how would I maintain level ? Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:42 PM   #8
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Because as you raise the hitch height you also raise the pin box up into the mounting bracket on the front of the fifth. the mounting bracket on the pin box is designed to allow you to raise and lower the pin box in the bracket through mounting bolts, as such once the pin box is raised into the bracket you will have to raise the hitch to compensate for the amount you raise the pin box. the over all effect is the fifth stays level but the hitch and pin box are higher.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #9
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I misunderstood what you were saying . The pin box is raised as high as it will go.
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Driving home. I believe you are back to having to replace the king pin.
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