I can see from old threads I’m not alone, but I have a few specific questions about this situation.
I just replaced my 22 yo 2WD truck with a 2017 4WD Ram. New truck does not have adequate clearance for my GN trailer (2009 Hawk 2H straight load). Not even close (truck = 60", GN = 61")
The purpose of this upgrade was to get away from really old trucks and 2WD, and every late model truck seems so much taller than the old one (IOW, the Fords/Chevys are similar height as the Ram).
I guess the flatbed conversion is the last resort, but a couple of questions before that:
How much can you block the trailer axles? I’ve seen 3-6" thrown around, I’d obviously need to be at the very top of that to even consider it.
1b. Is raising the center of gravity that much safe?
Do other GNs offer more clearance? I’m not dying to make another big purchase here, but if my trailer (either Hawks generally or my specific trailer) is unusually low in the GN, perhaps trying to move to another used brand is easier than modifying any component?
2b. Does anyone have a brand or model suggestion of a GN they tow with a late model 4WD?
Thank you so much for any insights!