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Old 11-15-2009, 08:57 AM   #1
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Advice for first 5th wheel

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Looking for my first 5th wheel. This has aluminum walls and wood roof trusses. Is that a problem. I want to stay under 25K. Looking at the Copper Canyon model 298FWBHS. Is this a decent model? What are the most important construction things to look at in a fidth wheel. I have a 2008 Dodge Mega 6.7l Diesel to pull with.

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First, welcome to iRV2. Glad to have you join us.

I don't know if you've considered it, but the short bed on the MegaCab Dodge may require a sliding hitch to avoid contact between the rear cab pillars and the front of your 5th wheel. Just something to consider....

I'm not familiar with the rig you're considering, so I'll leave the comments regarding that particular rig to those with more familiarity with it than I have.

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May be wrong, but I thought the Dodge Mega Cab had the shortest bed (5'?) that is on the market. There will be a problem with a 5th wheel, need to talk to slider hitch mfgs to see what works.
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No, the MegaCab is a 6-1/2' bed.

To build the MegaCab, Dodge used the frame and drivetrain from the Quad Cab long bed (8'), installed a short bed (6-1/2') and stretched the Quad Cab behind the front seats to fill the gap.

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Rusty,
Appreciate the info--some reason, I always assumed they took the space out of the bed area. That really makes the truck one of a kind in the industry.
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Many 5th wheel manufacturers are redesigning some of their fivers nose caps to be friendlier when hooked up to short bed trucks. Slider hitches may still be required for most models but you will have a larger turning radius before having to engage the hitch’s sliding feature.

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First, welcome to iRV2. Glad to have you join us.

I don't know if you've considered it, but the short bed on the MegaCab Dodge may require a sliding hitch to avoid contact between the rear cab pillars and the front of your 5th wheel. Just something to consider....

I'm not familiar with the rig you're considering, so I'll leave the comments regarding that particular rig to those with more familiarity with it than I have.

Rusty

we have had several fifth wheels with the latest being a jayco 30 foot and pulled it with a short bed ford powerstroke, we have never used the slider hitch with any of our 5th wheels and have had no problems with turns and manevering, however, the position of hitch replacement is important and should be done by a knowledgeable hitch installer.
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