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Old 11-09-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Truck heights etc. 5.0TA

Chapitre, I see in your signature that you have a silverado for the tow vehicle. Is it a crew cab short bed? We have a Sierra CC short bed and have been looking for someone with a vehicle similar to ours pulling this trailer. I don't believe there will be any issues, just want to make sure. Any pictures? Thanks, Bob
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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It is an extended cab, 4WD, 6'-6" bed. 5.3 litre engine, 6 speed, 3.42 - has the tow package and integrated brake controller.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:31 PM   #3
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Chapitre, I see in your signature that you have a silverado for the tow vehicle. Is it a crew cab short bed? We have a Sierra CC short bed and have been looking for someone with a vehicle similar to ours pulling this trailer. I don't believe there will be any issues, just want to make sure. Any pictures? Thanks, Bob

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Old 11-10-2014, 06:24 AM   #4
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It is an extended cab, 4WD, 6'-6" bed. 5.3 litre engine, 6 speed, 3.42 - has the tow package and integrated brake controller.
Sorry, here's the photo.....we have had absolutely no problem towing it. We towed it from BC to Nova Scotia. We have also had it through around the Cabot trail since we we've been back. Love the tow/haul mode....
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:13 AM   #5
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Are there any issues with the 5.0 TA hitting the truck on sharp turns in reverse? I know Reace has a short bed and it will hit here in picture #2 in the post above
what about the longer bed trucks?
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #6
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Are there any issues with the 5.0 TA hitting the truck on sharp turns in reverse? I know Reace has a short bed and it will hit here in picture #2 in the post above
what about the longer bed trucks?
Man, if I have to turn Ten Forward a full 90 degrees, I'd have a problem, like never get it straightened out. From the look at picture two... WOW.
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With the 8' bed I can do 90 degrees and not hit anywhere. The only issue I have is that I only have an inch or so between the tailgate and the trailer when the tailgate is down. I have to make sure I'm pretty well inline when hooking up or have someone manage the tailgate while backing in. Some of the big rig owners do without the tailgate or have one of those cut down jobs.
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I haven't had any problems at all with that- Reace did tell me to go slow if I was going down a steep short gully situation, where the truck is on the incline and the trailer is on the decline. I have had that situation once with road construction, but it wasn't a problem.
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The only issue I have is that I only have an inch or so between the tailgate and the trailer when the tailgate is down. I have to make sure I'm pretty well inline when hooking up or have someone manage the tailgate while backing in.
I've got about an inch too with a 6.5 bed. No one helps me, so once the king pin clears the tailgate where it can close.. I have to get out and shut it myself. No problemo.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:41 AM   #10
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I have no problems at all with the tailgate I have about 5 inches or so between the tailgate and the trailer. I can get in between the two and raise the tailgate. Maybe if I was trying to hookup on a fair bit of angle it might be a problem. I think the box is taller in the Fords, maybe with that is why I have more space with the Chev?
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