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jsdjr53

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Posted: 09/03/12 07:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just bought a Voltage 3200 and I'm towing it with a 2012 F350 King Ranch 4x4. My problem is that my TH is about 4" high in the front when hooked up to my F350. I've already adjusted the hitch on th TV and air ride on the TH as much as can be adjusted. I'm now going to have the TH lifted 4" so I can get back to level.
I was wondering if anyone else with this TV and TH combination has run into this problem. The 2012 F350 4x4 (stock) towing this TH can't be that out of the ordinary.
My TH height will be 13'6". I'll be towing mainly in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Just wondering if anyone towing at this height in those states has run into any problems?


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jsdjr53 wrote:

My problem is that my TH is about 4" high in the front when hooked up to my F350. I've already adjusted the hitch on th TV and air ride on the TH as much as can be adjusted. I'm now going to have the TH lifted 4" so I can get back to level.
I was wondering if anyone else with this TV and TH combination has run into this problem.


Hey I've got a 2012 Voltage 3200 that I bought September 2011 and the truck is a 2012 F350 4x4 Lariat short bed with the 5th wheel prep package I bought this June. I don't really understand what your problem/question is. I have added a couple pictures below of my truck and camper and the Superglide slider hitch I use with OEM adaptor that fits the 5th wheel prep package in the truck bed. I'm not sure what my height is with my new truck, but camper sitting level without truck is approximately 13'4".






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Posted: 09/03/12 08:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those photos look pretty nose-high to me.

Is that hitch rated for a 3200? Sorry, I looked again and see that it's a 15K hitch. No wonder you tow level - your hitch is too small.

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Yes the adaptor works well with my slider and is very easy to take in and take out of the bed. The downfall is it raises the height of the camper up about 4" higher than the hitch sitting in the bed. I had to use this so my slider would work without buying a new hitch. But, if I ever do decide to go that direction it will be a B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Hitch. I haven't measured my camper height on level ground hooked up so I don't know what my height actually is. I don't travel long distances with the camper, not to say I won't, but just haven't at this point yet. Mainly because we are member's of a local private camp ground not to far from where I live.

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Are you using airbags or Timbrens? Is that how the truck sits stock with that pin weight?
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From the first photo it is pretty obvious you are also nose high just like the O.P. maybe even more so. THe only real way to correct this is to flip the axles on the trailer. Newer 4x4 trucks sit higher stock than they did a few years back and I don't think the trailer manufacturers have gotten the memo.

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stsmark wrote:

Are you using airbags or Timbrens? Is that how the truck sits stock with that pin weight?
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Their website lists the 3200 pin weight at 2361 which seems extremely light for a trailer that size, but judging from how the truck is sitting with the load compared to how mine sits with around 1800 lbs, I would say it is close.


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I think the OP might have some additional suspension on the truck. I have a 2012 F250 6.7L 4x4 LB SC and when my V3200 is attached everything is level. I don't have the actual weights at this time, they are at home somewhere, but if I can get a picture of the setup I will post it later. My hitch is a Q20K and I have 10K axles on the TV.


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Posted: 09/05/12 10:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Watch your overall height. Most states have a limit of 13' 6 " and Colorado has a 13' limit.
Now we will be told by others they have a trailer taller than that and never have had a problem. But I suspect if you damage an overpass in a state that has a limit below your trailer height you may be liable for damage to the overpass and possibly your Insurance will not cover your loss to your trailer.
Just something to consider.

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I have a 2012 Voltage 3200, tow with a 2003 Silvarado 2500 HD. Scaled pin weight is 2700 lbs (they are always heavier than the brochure or website says they are). I have air bags that brought the truck up to level, and the trailer tows level, B&W turn over ball with 5th whell companion hitch. My trailer is about 13' 4" tall, and maybe I've missed something, but I have never heard about or seen a height restriction on an RV other than the signs posted at bridges and tunnel entrances. Most 18 wheeler boxes are 14' tall.

I do know that I can't get into Chatfield State Park from the west side, the entrance kiosk is about 12'6".

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