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How to Determine Correct Height Setting for 5th Wheel Hitch

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How do I know the correct height setting? 17/18/19” 2014 2500hd z71 pulling a Montana high country 340bh.

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Expert Reply:

Choosing the right height setting for your 5th wheel hitch is a combination of a few different variables.

First of all you want your towing setup to be as level as possible. With your Montana High Country 340BH level you will want to measure from the ground to the bottom of your pin box where the king pin is at. The next step is to choose which of the 3 height settings on your 5th wheel hitch, 17", 18" or 19", gives you the most level ride. Simply measure from the ground to the head unit of your 5th wheel hitch to determine which option fits best.

Keep in mind that we recommend having at least 5-6" of space between the bed rails on your truck and your trailer to ensure no contact between the two (see attached photo).

If that does not allow you to level your towing setup then you can try combining the adjustment settings on your pin box with the settings on your 5th wheel hitch to see it that will allow you to have a level towing setup.

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Jon G

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Jimd
I have a 2019 ram3500 4x4 cc/sb. I am buying a 2016 chaparral 336 tsik I have a curt a25 5th wheel hitch. Can you tell me which mounting bolts holes I should set this up with for a level set up? Thanks,
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Reply from Chris R.

I wouldn't be able to determine the right height setting for the A25 just because the actual height of your Ram's truck bed can change depending on how it's loaded, suspension add-ons, etc. Your best route here really is to take a couple measurements like Jon mentioned above. If you don't yet have the trailer you could ask the dealer to measure this for you.

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