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Wider needs more clearance when the truck is out of level with the trailer.
I would be nervous with 10 in in a level parking lot - the place to get a good measure so you can turn and get out and measure. You also want to measure the 45 deg clearance bumper to trailer. The hitch may need set back to give clearance there to prevent scratched paint.
An inch or so on a 38 is a plan, a sub frame to boost the deck height to match the hitch set to clear the body is cheaper than a new body.
2x4 or 2x6 HW steel tube with cross members to keep it from tipping for a sub frame over the axle should be close.
The alternative is to just not get off camber so the trailer bites the bed, some parts of the country are flat.
I used to live in Colorado and pull 25 & 28 ft with over 12 in to the rail and 17 in to the bumper, that put the hitch 11 in back of the axle on one truck for the trailer. Caught a lot of comment on that rig, International 1 ton with a 2 speed rear clip under the pickup box streched to 9 1/2 feet.
93 Dodge /CTD, IC, 518, club cab LE, BHAF, KDP fixed, kelderman air ride
81 Isuzu /C223na, 5spd