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    Just bought a new 2014 3500HD, crew cab, drw to pull my 5th wheel. Just discovered the truck is too high to tow the trailer anywhere close to level. I can get by with dropping the rear of the truck 3". Raising the trailer further is not an option. Has anyone else faced this, or have any thoughts on how to go about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    Can you get a smaller goose neck?
    The problem is the lack of clearance between the trailer and the top of the box. Currently have 3". Recommended is 6". Raising the hitch only adds to the leveling issue.

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    I believe the only way to get a level trailer is to put a flat bed on the truck. I have a regular cab 2008 Silverado 3500HD Duramax and have the same problem with a 20 ft livestock trailer. While turning and pulling out of a steep driveway the trailer has touched my bedrail caps several times especially pulling out with the trailer empty. First I tried tightening the torsion bars almost to the max which helped a little then this year I had a level kit installed which was a major improvement. Still have to keep the trailer gooseneck extended so the trailer is riding no-where near level but I now have about a half inch clearance between the bedrail and trailer when pulling out of the driveway. But this is still pulling out in low four wheel drive as slowly as possible to avoid any bounce or sway of the truck or the trailer.

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    without lowering the truck, I don't see any other way to get it to work without serious modifications.

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    Lower the truck and all will be well

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