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    Default Trailer towing with a lift

    I'm looking at putting a 6" lift on my 05 silverado. But heres the thing i have a gooseneck in the back and plan on pulling a gooseneck or 5th wheel trailer again. Is 6" to high and will it mess up my suspension and towing capabilitys with the lift. Basically should I just put a leveling kit and 33" on it or a lift, I also thought about the rough country 4"?

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    I believe that an actual lift will not allow you to tow a 5th wheel... But you moght be able to get away with a goose neck... I think all you can do is level in and get a little bigger tire... Those pins are sensetive when it somes to angles... And if you put a lift on it, the 5th wheel will hit the sides of the bed...

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    Thats what i was thinking is the lift would cause the box to hit the bottom of the trailer and make the trailer ride at a steep angle, so i'm thinking the rough country 3" leveling kit with some 33"s. Not to mention the axle wrap with the lift when under load.

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    I saw a 2500HD towing a horse trailer with a 4" lift. I would go something small though.
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    We used to have a 05 dually lifted 6" with 35's and we would tow a 30ft weekend warrior. We had the axles flipped on the trailer and got alittle bigger tires to raise it up some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyder729 View Post
    We had the axles flipped on the trailer and got alittle bigger tires to raise it up some.
    That's also an option... But I would think the trailer would become a little unstable changing its center of gravity like that... But if it works, it works... LoL

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    I didnt really notice a difference with them being flipped, it was taller so i had to make sure to watch clearence signs ect but other than that it did good.
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    I'm looking at the rough country 4" with 33"s I'm thinking it should be a little bit higher than a 2500 so i should be good with that

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