5er Towing and Squat?

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One of the things that always kepy me away from lifting or leveling my trucks in the past is that I tow a 5er and don't want it to squat while towing. The reason I really like th Tremor is it looks like I can have all the payload and towing of a regular 350 but get the look I would like. It will also allow for a more capable offroad experience. How does a Tremor handle the weight of a fifth wheel in regard to squat? I don't really want to have to find airbags, etc to counteract squat. My current truck (2018 non-Tremor) sits dead level when loaded with my 5er. Pics would be nice if anyone has any with a 5er shwoing any squat!

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Are you running the sliding fifth wheel hitch ?
Yes I have a Curt 20K slider, It will turn very tight in the "towing" setting but to really "Jack" it in requires it slide back in "maneuver".
 

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Yes I have a Curt 20K slider, It will turn very tight in the "towing" setting but to really "Jack" it in requires it slide back in "maneuver".
Ok was looking at one Ford has a adapter plate all have to look at the one your running I got there gooseneck ball
 

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I had problems with the led headlights blinding oncoming traffic from the small amount of squat from our 11k# 5er. I went with Timbrens to replace the rear bump stops. Sumo spring rebel is similar. Haven't towed yet with them at night so not sure if mission accomplished. Also went with Andersen offset gooseneck convertor. Really happy with that setup.
 

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awesome thanks for the picture ??
You bet!

This hitch set up is heavy duty, it fits perfectly in the Ford mounts in the bed ( part of the gooseneck 5 th wheel package).
The hooking up and dropping off are very easy, even on un level surfaces. That is why I like it. Had a Reese in may last truck and it sucked on the uneven ground that we often camp on. The down side it this thing is heavy. The head is the 20 K and the sliding frame part is 24K but I figure if I ever want a bigger RV I have the option.

Everything was set up and assembled by me at home. Just need some wrenches and an extra person is a plus. I did it by myself and my back still hurts.
 
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Thanks for the pic for reference. It looks about dead level to me. Squat is what has kept me from leveling or lifitng any truck I have had prior. I was hopinf the Tremor would haul pretty level even with the increased front hieght. Nice setup by the way!
 

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Thanks for the pic for reference. It looks about dead level to me. Squat is what has kept me from leveling or lifitng any truck I have had prior. I was hopinf the Tremor would haul pretty level even with the increased front hieght. Nice setup by the way!
thanks, there is bit of squat at least it goes down a bit when you hook up the RV. The Drive is level. I spent some time messing with the adjustments on the 5th wheel hitch there are several height settings.
 
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