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Old 02-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Newbie with a couple Forest River F38SP questions..

We bought a 2008 Forest River Sierra Sport 38 ft 5th wheel toy hauler a couple weeks ago. It's a couple hundred miles away, and we're going to pick it up tomorrow. When I was there, I forgot to look at the harness for the lights to see if what type of plug it is.
Are they a 7 pin, or 6 pin?
I also do not have a plug in the back of my truck yet, just the one under the bumper. Will the cable reach back there, or do I need to get an extension or put a plug in the bed? And where in the bed is the best spot for a 2010 F250?

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome to iRV2.

To answer your questions, I would say Yes its a 7 pin, it should have electric breaks and you will need a break controller. As far as the cable, mine is long enough to reach down to my bumper that's where I plug in at. If you never towed a 5th wheel before don't forget its not like a trailer and dose not follow in your tracks in a turn so make them wide. If the road has a right hand curve in it I stay to the left of my lane and in a left turn to the right of the curve. Have fun and take it easy until your used to it.
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Thanks Jim. It does have electric brakes and my truck has the built in controller. It's good to know that it should reach the bumper so I don't have to mess with it when I get there. Thanks for the towing advice, I've only towed a 5th wheel one time before, but I've towed all kinds of other stuff, including double pivots (jets about 50ft long).
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We picked it up today. Tows better than I could have imagined. My truck has high gears, so starting out is a little jerky, but once it gets going, I barely know it's back there until I hit the steep grade between Yuma and San Diego. You were spot on about the harness. I really see no reason to put a plug in the bed since the top of my gate has a big lip for the step, so the cord doesn't hit the paint.
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Glad everything is working out, we don't take 8 to San Diego, I take I 10 route. I don't like that hill and we like the stops we make, a few miles longer less steep hills relaxing.
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