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Old 06-21-2012, 01:47 AM   #29
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At this point, it's probably better that I say nothing....

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What design do over-the-road tractor trailers use? 5th wheel, right? In fact, a 5th wheel RV can be pulled by a Class 8 OTR tractor using its standard 5th wheel hitch - the kingpin diameter is the same.

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True but, it's not the commercial fifth wheel but the suspension of the big truck that will be the down fall of the trailer frame.... (a lot of) These fifth wheel trailers really are built on the cheap ...
If you ever get a chance to see a road tractor converted to pull a fifth wheel take a look at the hitch, they use an RV air hitch designed for fifth wheels.
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True but, it's not the commercial fifth wheel but the suspension of the big truck that will be the down fall of the trailer frame.... (a lot of) These fifth wheel trailers really are built on the cheap ...
If you ever get a chance to see a road tractor converted to pull a fifth wheel take a look at the hitch, they use an RV air hitch designed for fifth wheels.
Yes, I'm quite aware that the RV toters are singled out and use air hitches, but my point was the geometry and kingpin dimensions are the same.

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What design do over-the-road tractor trailers use? 5th wheel, right? In fact, a 5th wheel RV can be pulled by a Class 8 OTR tractor using its standard 5th wheel hitch - the kingpin diameter is the same.

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Very good point, I have to agree with you.
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