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Posted: 04/09/19 03:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have towed this 5vr with this truck for at least 4K plus miles without incident! Made a too sharp turn at a fuel stop and POW, there goes the rear window! Now I am super self conscience of my turns. Was thinking about a new kingpin on the trailer that automatically breaks at a certain degree angle to the 5vr. Any recommendations?

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* This post was edited 04/09/19 03:56pm by BugsRLB *


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I feel your pain. A couple of years ago the same thing happened to me. I wasn't paying attention and turned too sharp and lost a rear window. I still have a non sliding hitch. I've towed thousands of miles without an issue. I don't think it will happen again because I'm much more aware of my turns now.
I want a hitch that isn't too heavy because I need to remove it quite often. If there is any for aft adjustment in your hitch I would move it to the most rearward position.


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Reese Revolution


You could look at the Turning Point pin box or the Reese Revolution.

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Posted: 04/09/19 04:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put a dent in the cab of my old truck. Very lucky I didn't pop the window as well. I had a manual sliding hitch, but it was a PITA to use.

After that, I went with the SuperGlide. It is nice to not think about how sharp you are turning.


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Posted: 04/09/19 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry it happened. I've got a nice crease in my C pillar for the same reason. Didn't break my window, though.


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Posted: 04/09/19 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll be blunt. Don't change a thing, I think you've learned to pay attention and this won't happen again.


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You failed to provide details on the hitch you are using!!! The Andersen can be turned around to move the hitch back in the bed. B&W support post have multiple settings for and aft. So what hitch do you currently have.Chris


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azdryheat wrote:

I'll be blunt. Don't change a thing, I think you've learned to pay attention and this won't happen again.


X2. Shrug it off, move on

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Yeah, that is an expensive lesson.[emoticon] A Superglide while not cheap takes the worry out of it but slooow turns while watching the trailer corner is the best answer.

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Sorry reading this happened. Just curious, can you post a photo of your fifth wheel? I've had two fifth wheels now and have been towed them with no problems. My first hitch was a slider but I never had to use it. I started having some play in one of the rails so I purchased a new non-sliding hitch. I think the problem people are having is due to the cap on the fifth wheel. To be honest, if I had a problem like this I would have a slider.

Took some time today and looked at your fifth wheel, and yes I would have a slider.

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