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    Pulling my 230RL with a Ram 2500.....issue

    Ok, this is a stretch, but you all pull with soooooo many different vehicles, I thought I'd try.
    I have a 2020 Ram 2500 with short 5'7" bed. I use the stock pin box and am using the Anderson Ultimate Hitch. With this setup, I can't do a 90 turn (or backup) without the cab and front end of the camper coming in contact. What hitch can I change to that will allow a few more inches of depth in the bed?

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    If you have the Lippert rotating pin box, you should be able to use that. Otherwise, you're looking at a slider hitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgpracer View Post
    Ok, this is a stretch, but you all pull with soooooo many different vehicles, I thought I'd try.
    I have a 2020 Ram 2500 with short 5'7" bed. I use the stock pin box and am using the Anderson Ultimate Hitch. With this setup, I can't do a 90 turn (or backup) without the cab and front end of the camper coming in contact. What hitch can I change to that will allow a few more inches of depth in the bed?

    Thanks
    Ray
    Have you tried raising the ball on the Andersen hitch? I would think with your truck that the trailer would be a bit nose high as is.
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    Hi Ray,
    As Bob said, you may need a slider hitch. I owned a 2500HD with 5' 7" box and towed a 36' fifth wheel.
    I had a Reese 16K sliding hitch that I was able to slide towards the tailgate when maneuvering into a site.
    With that 5' 7" box it is important to tow with pin weight over the axle to minimize trailer sway on the highway.
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    Which direction do you have the block installed on your pin box? I used ours with the block so that the ball from the hitch was behind the pin. There are measurements in the owners manual that guide which direction to put the block.

    When ours was forward, our pin box actually would have hit the bed rails and cab if we didn't have a spotter to make sure there wasn't contact.

    Hope this helps and makes sense.
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    You really don’t need to go 90 degrees, puts a lot of strain on entire system.
    The unit will react quickly to small steering movements.
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    Ram doesn't make a 5'7" bed in a 2020 2500. It's a 6.4" box or an 8' box.
    The 5.7" box is the 1500.
    Am I missing something?
    Last edited by goducks14; 03-23-2021 at 09:38 AM.

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    When I see someone turning a 5er close to 90 degrees I watch the tires and they are scrubbing sideways and putting a lot of sideways force on the tires sidewalls, hubs, axles. I would try to keep my backing turns no more than 45 to 50 degrees and then pull forward and try to straighten out the truck. I personnel have never needed to crank it 90 degrees that would be close to doing a U-turn in reverse by the time you get the truck to straighten back out. I never had a slider with a 6-foot bed and never had a problem.
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    Thanks, thats the way mine is.
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    You really don’t need to go 90 degrees, puts a lot of strain on entire system.
    The unit will react quickly to small steering movements.

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    Oops, you are correct 6.4 and still hits.
    No, i know the strain on the axles and you should never do it in purpose, just don't wanna take a cbeing careful is the other optiin.

    Thanks Sir.

    hance.....
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    Thanks, thats the way mine is.
    Quote Originally Posted by goducks14 View Post
    Ram doesn't make a 5'7" bed in a 2020 2500. It's a 6.4" box or an 8' box.
    The 5.7" box is the 1500.
    Am I missing something?

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