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Old 03-01-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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Yay, no more cab contact!

So after having to be EXTREMELY careful after hitting the cab with the nose of the camper I had to raise the hitch which i was never keen on, I was playin on craigslist and found a valley power pull 17k (I believe) sliding fifth wheel hitch for.... drum roll please............... $150! Called and offered $100 and well im gettin it today!!! Im ecstatic. My truck is a 2000 F250 with a 6.5' bed and I was un aware when I got the camper that you shouldnt pull without a sliding hitch or extended pin box. $1000 for a hitch was out of the question. $450 for a new pin box but thats a little steep too so I just sat back and waited and boooy am I happy i did!



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Old 03-01-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
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Good for you. Good things come to those who wait, or at least cruise around Craiglist.
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Good going, thank you for sharing that a little patience goes a long way.
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Thanks everyone! Now I need to find better lube. I dont want the gooy make a mess stuff I used on my last one. Gets dirt and crud in it...
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use a lube plate
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use a lube plate
Where can I get one? Are they expensive?
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Congrats. That's your reward for being patient.
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Congrats. That's your reward for being patient.
Thanks. Im soooooooo ready for winter to be over so I can get the rig all ready and go out!
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I haunt craigslist. I bought my nearly new B&W Companion for $400 USD four years ago. I've found many bargains on cl, like a new, full propane tank, BAL chocks, wheels for my TV, upgraded fixtures for the 5th wheel and lots of other things. I also haunt thrift stores and ebay. I found a new high end $80 RV flat screen mount for $10 at a thrift store and endless bargains from ebay. I figure every $100 I can save on my SS income is 350 miles of distance I can pull our 5th wheel.
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I haunt craigslist. I bought my nearly new B&W Companion for $400 USD four years ago. I've found many bargains on cl, like a new, full propane tank, BAL chocks, wheels for my TV, upgraded fixtures for the 5th wheel and lots of other things. I also haunt thrift stores and ebay. I found a new high end $80 RV flat screen mount for $10 at a thrift store and endless bargains from ebay. I figure every $100 I can save on my SS income is 350 miles of distance I can pull our 5th wheel.
Great deals for sure!
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you can get one at a rv store or rv dealer at the most maybe 25 dollars but no more lube on 5th wheel so it stays clean
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Or cut the bottom out of a 5 gallon paint bucket and make it fit...
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So after having to be EXTREMELY careful after hitting the cab with the nose of the camper I had to raise the hitch which i was never keen on, I was playin on craigslist and found a valley power pull 17k (I believe) sliding fifth wheel hitch for.... drum roll please............... $150! Called and offered $100 and well im gettin it today!!! Im ecstatic. My truck is a 2000 F250 with a 6.5' bed and I was un aware when I got the camper that you shouldnt pull without a sliding hitch or extended pin box. $1000 for a hitch was out of the question. $450 for a new pin box but thats a little steep too so I just sat back and waited and boooy am I happy i did!
Make sure the plastic plate is not too thick or your pin will not be low enough. They make 2 thicknesses . Check with the hitch maker.
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