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How to Determine Fifth Wheel Hitch Height Setting Needed

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How do I know what height of hitch I need? Trying to decide between the Curt 16516 and 16521 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4x4 2016 Evergreen Iconic 5th Wheel 316inch total length

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You will want the hitch to be set at the height that 1) allows the trailer to be level, and 2) allows you a minimum of 6 inches between the bottom of the trailer loft and the top of the bed rails. The fifth wheel hitches offer several inches of up and down adjustment to help accomplish this. Many pin boxes are also height adjustable.

To do this you will want to measure from the top of your truck bed floor to the ground and then measure from the plate of the pin box on the trailer down to the ground when the trailer is level on level ground. The difference between these two measurements is the correct hitch height you would need.

The part # C16521 is adjustable from 17-1/2" - 21-1/2" and the # 16516 is adjustable from 15 to 17".

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