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Old 10-14-2013, 05:13 AM   #43
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is there a difference in the response of a FW to highway surfaces?
we recently returned from a trip to Utah and came across numerous roads that were not smooth. at times the surface bounced us around like a milkshake and was really uncomfortable. (mostly concrete).
so is the FW pin and hitch going to reduce this abuse to us?
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:02 AM   #44
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is there a difference in the response of a FW to highway surfaces?
we recently returned from a trip to Utah and came across numerous roads that were not smooth. at times the surface bounced us around like a milkshake and was really uncomfortable. (mostly concrete).
so is the FW pin and hitch going to reduce this abuse to us?
If the springs are loaded properly and tires are also loaded you will hear a tomp and it should ride fairly well.
My experience is with a SRW and solid pin box that holds the truck from jumping.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:14 AM   #45
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I think fivers are easier to back up. I have a long box and have plenty of room for my tool box, firewood and fishing gear after I hook up. The main pain is unloading said firewood before I can unhook at the campground.
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I've read many of the posts re. pros and cons and only want to add that I decided on the fifth wheel for several of the reasons mentioned plus the bumper to bumper length was important to me.
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I've read many of the posts re. pros and cons and only want to add that I decided on the fifth wheel for several of the reasons mentioned plus the bumper to bumper length was important to me.
So you got the AF 27-5L. Nice. Our 5'er is about the same length by a few inches and maybe 1000lbs lighter. You'll love towing that length. Hard to beat a Northwood product.
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