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Old 10-15-2007, 05:12 PM   #1
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I need to extend my kingpin by about 10" to clear my motorcycle when making sharp turns, so my question.
I have a 37' Avion Westport. If I put on a 10" extension will it put to much stress on the 5th wheel kingpin?

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I need to extend my kingpin by about 10" to clear my motorcycle when making sharp turns, so my question.
I have a 37' Avion Westport. If I put on a 10" extension will it put to much stress on the 5th wheel kingpin?

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Short answer is Yes it will increase the stress on the pin box. I don't know what year Westport you have, but starting in 1997, Fleetwood had some front frame cracking problems on the Avion line.

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Old 10-18-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
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Not only does it stress the framing more but you can have problems with the longer pin hitting the sides of the pickup bed in a tight corner. The back of the pinbox can hit the sides. Much better to go with a slider hitch.
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If your 5er has a Zieman/Lippert frame read their warranty closely and decide yourself. If they say their frames are not strong enough; I believe them.
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