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Old 04-12-2021, 10:41 AM   #1
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5.0TA Pin Box Clearance. Pic worth 1000 words.

Hi all 5.0'ers. I'm on the list for a Nov delivery. Have a 2020 RAM 1500, 6.4 bed, Hemi. From all the great reading here, I understand I'm good with this RAM. However, with camping season beginning, I was hoping to find pics showing close-ups of the pin box in relation to the truck bed walls on the side & in the front. Can't find any pics like that. Most pics found are distance shots showing turn radius and leveling. I'm using a steel rail mount Anderson and planning on the lift kit.

Thinking there are many others with other trucks waiting on 5.0's wondering about turn radius and what the pin box bed clearance looks like "close up". So, if your out & about & can grab a couple of pics, it would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:07 AM   #2
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Hi all 5.0'ers. I'm on the list for a Nov delivery. Have a 2020 RAM 1500, 6.4 bed, Hemi. From all the great reading here, I understand I'm good with this RAM. However, with camping season beginning, I was hoping to find pics showing close-ups of the pin box in relation to the truck bed walls on the side & in the front. Can't find any pics like that. Most pics found are distance shots showing turn radius and leveling. I'm using a steel rail mount Anderson and planning on the lift kit.

Thinking there are many others with other trucks waiting on 5.0's wondering about turn radius and what the pin box bed clearance looks like "close up". So, if your out & about & can grab a couple of pics, it would be greatly appreciated!
Hi: Jack... Unlike Key West, here in South Wet Ontario our trailer is still in storage. Our Husky 16K hitch has been in 3 trucks now. I only have a few pic's of the hitch/pin box setup. Alf
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:50 AM   #3
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Itís a Ď21 GMC and Iíll have it hooked up next week for a trip but hereís a couple of shots of my Andersen gooseneck mount with the pin box turned back for proper (according to the Andersen instruction sheet measurements) tailgate clearance. If you need a specific shot, lemme know and Iíll try to take it next week if no one else has what you need.
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:47 PM   #4
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Check your spare tire before hooking up, you may need to replace your temporary spare with a full sized one.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:38 PM   #5
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Itís a Ď21 GMC and Iíll have it hooked up next week for a trip but hereís a couple of shots of my Andersen gooseneck mount with the pin box turned back for proper (according to the Andersen instruction sheet measurements) tailgate clearance. If you need a specific shot, lemme know and Iíll try to take it next week if no one else has what you need.
Thank you very much. The first pic is the one I wanted. Looks like I see the pin on the hitch almost at the same height as the truck bed rail. Then the pin box goes up at a steep angle well clear of the truck bed rail top if you take a turn. I was having trouble envisioning how soon the pinbox angle went up and over the truck bed rails. So if I add a bed cover rail, the pinbox will still clear that,, going above the truck rails within just 3-5 inches from the pin when during a turn. Looks good!
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Hi: Jack... Unlike Key West, here in South Wet Ontario our trailer is still in storage. Our Husky 16K hitch has been in 3 trucks now. I only have a few pic's of the hitch/pin box setup. Alf
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We head north for cooler weather. Good weather is over soon here. Thanks!
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Check your spare tire before hooking up, you may need to replace your temporary spare with a full sized one.
Thanks. Got that covered as part of the deal with Chrysler dealer.
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Maybe this is more what youíre looking for, although this is an Andersen raised ultimate hitch 3217...specific to the truck and BW ball hitch...the second shot was trying to determine depth/length a tool box would have to be and not hit the hitch.
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Maybe this is more what you’re looking for, although this is an Andersen raised ultimate hitch 3217...specific to the truck and BW ball hitch...the second shot was trying to determine depth/length a tool box would have to be and not hit the hitch.
Thanks for the pics. I have the steel version which is smaller. The pic I'm looking for is a 5.0 hooked up to an Anderson but Truck turned to a max turning angle. I'd like to see how close the 5.0 trailer's "pin box" gets to the truck bed side rails. From a previous pic in this thread it looks like the pinbox angle is steep and gets above the truck bed side rails very quickly about 5 inches out from the pin. I have 20 inches from the pin to the truck bed side rails.
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Thatís going to be based completely on your truck and your setup with the hitch, the instructions are great and give all the measurements youíll need, and theyíre probably on the website in the installation/manuals section. Thereís a bunch of that info here as well. Iíve got picts of my truck hooked up and backed as far an angle as I can just to know where that point is before I hit the truck cab, as that is the limiting factor, more than the pin box hitting the bed sides. Your hitch ball height, bed rail height and pin box height (when level) all factor into that.....
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:47 PM   #11
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Thatís going to be based completely on your truck and your setup with the hitch, the instructions are great and give all the measurements youíll need, and theyíre probably on the website in the installation/manuals section. Thereís a bunch of that info here as well. Iíve got picts of my truck hooked up and backed as far an angle as I can just to know where that point is before I hit the truck cab, as that is the limiting factor, more than the pin box hitting the bed sides. Your hitch ball height, bed rail height and pin box height (when level) all factor into that.....
Indeed, there is a lot of info on the ETI website in terms of height measurements but no length measurements so it's difficult to calculate how fast the pinbox rises from the pin. It does rise 6 inches from the pin to the bottom of the pinbox bracket on the trailer. There's nothing on how long that distance is.

Based on a pic here it looks to rise very quickly and may be above the truck bed side rails in as little of 5 inches out from the pin in some trucks, which can vary as you mention. However I think it would vary no more than a few inches from the pin to any model truck is my best guess so far.

Distance to hitting the cab at max turn is not what I'm looking at in this case which is very setup & truck model dependent, as mentioned.

I'd like to know how close the pin box gets to the truck bed side rails. My guess is the pinbox rises above the bed side rails very quickly half a foot out from the pin. It should clear my bed cover rails and the truck rails by quite a bit is my best guess, so far. Thanks much!
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Indeed, there is a lot of info on the ETI website in terms of height measurements but no length measurements so it's difficult to calculate how fast the pinbox rises from the pin. It does rise 6 inches from the pin to the bottom of the pinbox bracket on the trailer. There's nothing on how long that distance is.
The installation manual for Lippert standard pin boxes provides key dimensions, which should be helpful. The model used by Escape is the 1716 (OEM code) or L07 (replacement code).
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:23 PM   #13
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The installation manual for Lippert standard pin boxes provides key dimensions, which should be helpful. The model used by Escape is the 1716 (OEM code) or L07 (replacement code).
Thanks! I'm set. Someone send some close up pics of the pinbox over the tailgate & over the truck bed rails in a max turn. Plenty of clearance for my bed cover rails...phew!
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