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  1. tyates007

    Hitch Leveling Valve for TSLB

    Thank you. I have been thinking about doing this. Appreciate the pictures
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    Yes it is but pretty cool concept at the same time.
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    2019 West Coast Rally

    Thanks for doing this again Chad. Girls are in school a week longer this year so we will not be able to make it. If there is anything I can do to help with planning or supporting from afar though I would be happy too. This is a great event. Tom
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    frame rail z cut

    I left the backer strip on. There was no harm with it being left on. I ran it hot enough that it was mostly consumed. Everyone has their own way. This worked well for me. I am not a professional welder but can hold my own with tig and stick. Never been a huge fan or great with mig but most of my mig experience has been short arc in high production welding which is what I did through college working for Icon.
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    frame rail z cut

    Glen the 7018 was easier to fill and cap the weld. I ran split pass on the cap as it was over an inch wide with double bevel and gap. Just came down to convenience. Besides my little dry torch would have got a serious workout running that much weld continuous for the 2 frame rails.
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    Joined ranks of hdt owners. . .

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    frame rail z cut

    I added 7’. Here is a photo of my cut and fitted up. Mine were also beveled. I ran a tig root just because it was quick and clean and the used 7018 for the weld. Click For Full-Size Image.
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    DRV Full House JX450 and Ram 5500

    Do you have any pictures
  9. Just purchased a 2014 Ram with OEM towing option and this hitch will no longer work for me. I will be replacing with another B&W Companion. Asking $799 OBO. Located in Snohomish, WA https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/pts/d/bw-companion-5th-wheel-hitch/6719960749.html
  10. This came off a 2001 Chevy Silverado 3500 but will fit many trucks with an 8' bed. Inside bed dimensions are 63 5/8” by 96 5/8”. Had always been stored in shop when truck was not being driven. Asking $150 OBO. Located in Snohomish, WA
  11. tyates007

    Nose Low Solutions

    Thanks Chad. I meant to look at yours before we left the WCR and I spaced it. Building a box is probably a better idea for support. I checked again tonight and 4” is max I can raise without modifying the deck. I think I will raise that much and then see how it sits. It will be very close when loading and unloading the sxs but I think it will clear.
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    Nose Low Solutions

    Thanks Jim. That is my plan. Do you think if I just uses 3x3 1/4” wall tube, 1 on each side that I would be fine structurally?
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    Close to getting an HDT

    With that low of miles this should serve you for a long time. Having it gutted by the previous owner gives you a blank canvas. That is something most of us have to work to get to before we start the remodel. Lots of folks here that will help you with ideas and spending your money. Have fun.
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    Nose Low Solutions

    Thanks for the replies. I will check into a custom pin. I think I could raise my Trailersaver 2-3” and still be fine loading a Jeep or my sxs. That will probably be the easiest since we plan to keep this coach for the next 10 years until the girls are grown. I was also considering dropping the rotoflex pin and adding adjustment to that.
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    Close to getting an HDT

    Congratulations. Fuel tanks are self leveling. There will not be a switch unless someone has put one in. Now the fun begins. How many miles are on the truck?