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Old 02-23-2005, 06:38 AM   #15
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Just to be academic...,

I've always thought that you could back a TT into tighter spots then a 5er. This is good and bad depending on how you (I) look at it. When I had a 23' TT, backing it up, it was relatively easy to get the backend of the TT jacknifed because of the pivot point being so far from the truck axles. This is bad if you don't want to jacknife the TT and good if you can control it well enough to get into that tricky parking spot. My 2 subsequent 5ers seem easier to back up because they are more dummy proof (good) but can't rapidly make squirrely turns (bad) if you really want super flexibility.

And about parking a rig at someone else's house. I tried that same operation last week and could not claim the cuppee doll (bad) but at least did not have to call a roofer to come in and fix the guy's house (good). Parking my old 5er (32') into the side lot of the new owner's house but on slanted ground with about a total of 10' of clearance between house and fence and with a 8'6" wide trailer. The very slanted ground pitched the top of the 5er VERY close to the roof overhang of the house (2") and it was pitch dark out when the attempts were made. Still I love a challenge and tried numerous times. Finally left the 5er out on the street. New owner can either level his side yard or pay for the repairs to his house by himself.

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Old 03-06-2005, 07:54 AM   #16
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I have a 5th right now and am looking to trade it for a TT for just the concern you have. I cannot get my current unit down the road to my house and have to store it elsewhere as I cannot make the sharp turn required to get to my house. The TT we had (a foot longer) would do it no problem. I even put a slider hitch in and that helped a bit but still requires that I chew up a neighbour's lawn on approach and make it a 3 point turn. No hope at all of getting it into my driveway. I wish I had tried your approach last year !!!

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Old 03-09-2005, 03:04 PM   #17
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We did it. Traveldawg was the swamper and I drove. He knew the finer points about where to turn for the TT and we did a few adustments with the 5er and got the job done.

No excuse now, you GOTTA buy that 5th wheel now Larry.

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