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RE: Transitioning to 1st Fifth Wheel

Thanks to all for the points to ponder and the advice. I had planned a 3/4 ton, though I must say, had not considered a 1T. I figure there's hardly any way to have "too much" truck (and we do plan some excursions through the mountains at some point). I'll look at those. The backing / turning / driving - you've reaffirmed what I've heard from others. Once you go to a 5th wheel, you'll love it. There's a local community college with a nice parking lot, where I took the TT when we first got it (gotta find those orange cones I put in the attic, someplace). The one area looks like I'll need to really dig in an research is the hitch. So glad to hear that process is not as onerous as I had imagined. Just looks difficult. Hitch/pin systems are still a mystery. Fixed/sliders..... with/without cushioning systems....etc. I haven't really started that process yet, so will dig in. Always glad to come to a place where those who know, are willing to share and teach others. Thanks!!
orggardn 06/25/17 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Transitioning to 1st Fifth Wheel

Jerry - the "nose up" issue. I've seen that before..... is there a "fix" for that? Or just the way it is with the newer, higher bed trucks?
orggardn 06/23/17 08:42pm Fifth-Wheels
Transitioning to 1st Fifth Wheel

Well, retirement is almost upon me (December if all goes well) and we're looking hard at a 5th wheel and a new tow rig to start things off right. Problem is, I'm not sure how to get started. I've towed multiple popups and a travel travel (+ tons of farm implements), never anything with an in bed hitch. The big question is - "is there a good place to get educated on how to get started in the 5th wheel world?" We've pick out a fiver, but need to know: - how to match a tow vehicle to it - how to select a hitch - how to tow the darn thing (this really has me a bit skittish) We're planning several "local" outings to get used to the rig and shake out some of the initial bugs. Then, head out for a couple of 4-6 week explorations. FYI, specs for the unit we've picked out: SHIPPING WEIGHT: 7035 LBS CARRYING CAPACITY: 2965 LBS HITCH: 1405 LBS LENGTH: 28'11" HEIGHT: 11'11" I'd appreciate your pointing me in the right direction. I'm a good reader and a quick learner.......
orggardn 06/23/17 07:01pm Fifth-Wheels
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