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Old 10-18-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Great auction win

We just purchased our first fifth wheel. Won it on EBay auction. 1989 Coachman Classic 36ft. We drove 1040 miles to Maine to pick it up, so we took our first vacation in it. I took a lot of cleaning supplies & we bought a new mattress when we got there. It was in great shape & very clean so that helped a lot. We went to Bar Harbor, Maine & spent 3 nights. It was great. You really need longer but we chocked our time there full as possible. We had a few mishaps on the way home put a dew dents in the cab of our dual cab dodge ram 2500, 2010 model which broke hubby's heart but it's repairable. I have so many plans. I am disabled & this has given me a new lease on life. Any suggestions will be appreciated. We had to sell our other camper & boat when I became disabled. See you on the road.
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We had a few mishaps on the way home put a dew dents in the cab of our dual cab dodge ram 2500, 2010 model which broke hubby's heart but it's repairable.
Let me guess - you have a short bed truck and don't have a sliding 5th wheel hitch. If so, if I were you, I'd invest in a sliding hitch before your next trip.

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Congratulations 24therode (good screen name, took me a couple of secs to decipher) I hope you continue to enjoy your 5er. It appears that you have a good start.
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Let me guess - you have a short bed truck and don't have a sliding 5th wheel hitch. If so, if I were you, I'd invest in a sliding hitch before your next trip.

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Hi Rusty
First long run and my Husband forgot to release the sliding hitch while I was registering for our camp site. Won't do that again.
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If you can help it try not to jack your trailer around 90 degrees. If you do it again just watch what happens to your tires. Many of us have short beds and sliders but have never used them. I don't even know if mine still works lol.. But with a little extra observation and planning you can avoid having the trailer pivot on the tires. Our tires take enough abuse without torqueing them and twisting them. JMHO
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