Lowering Pinbox?

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Lowering Pinbox?

Postby Samsbird » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:45 pm

I want to increase the distance between bed rails and overhang and the factory Ford hitch doesn't allow for adjustment. Here is my question, I currently have (5) bolts on each side of the pinbox that attaches it to the fifth wheel bracket, I would like to lower the pinbox (1) hole but, in doing so I will wind up with (4) bolts on each side, is 4 enough or should I not go this route.

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Re: Lowering Pinbox?

Postby Rob & Cathy » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:09 am

Hi Randall, I've always had 4 bolts on each side of the pin box so it shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Lowering Pinbox?

Postby Samsbird » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:18 pm

Rob, thanks for the reply I appreciate your help. I believe that the 4 bolts should be fine, I am going to put B7 grade back in when I lower it, the originals are grade 5 bolts.

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Re: Lowering Pinbox?

Postby Samsbird » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:32 pm

HOLD THE PHONE..........man do I feel stupid! I stated that the Ford factory hitch doesn't allow for any adjustment, boy was I wrong, I decided to look up under the king pin plate today and low and behold it can be adjusted. I was able to raise the hitch and inch and a quarter (problem solved). :oops:
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Re: Lowering Pinbox?

Postby jtaylor1920 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:21 pm

Nice and probably much easier than messing with the pinbox :thumbrt:
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Re: Lowering Pinbox?

Postby Rob & Cathy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:32 am

Samsbird wrote:HOLD THE PHONE..........man do I feel stupid! I stated that the Ford factory hitch doesn't allow for any adjustment, boy was I wrong, I decided to look up under the king pin plate today and low and behold it can be adjusted. I was able to raise the hitch and inch and a quarter (problem solved). :oops:


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