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Postby pattimscot » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:14 am

how much space should be between top of bed and trl
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Postby Don Wilson » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:49 am

If it is me the minimum for me would be 4 inches!

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Postby watkinsk » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:12 pm

Most sites recommend 6 inches minimum. I am with Don, at 4 inches I would get very nervous and drive only flat straight roads.
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Postby ski boy » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:08 am

It is amazing how an inclined driveway or entrance can eat up the 4 to 6 inches between truck bed and trailer - corner of one side has a white rub mark to remind me...
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Postby Big Bird » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:40 pm

I have 6" and have bottomed out more than once. As Mike and others have recommended, I cut a diagonal piece off the trailing edge of my pin box and that has reduced the problem drastically.
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