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Old 06-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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We are thinking of pulling the trigger on a new Voltage 3950. We have never owned a 5th wheel of any variety before and Voltage is approx. 42'. My question is for those who own 40+ footers, how do you get these monsters backed into a pad at a campground. We had a 32' Class A pusher and went to Fort Wilderness at Disney often and backing it into the pad was easy. But I am looking at the amount of maneuvering room and wonder how in the world it can be done with a big 5er! With the F350 and the toy hauler, I would be at approx. 62'. No problem for pull through spots but every campground I want to visit is "back in only". Any advice or comments?
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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I am pulling a Raptor 3602 with a 07 Dodge 4dr long bed srw which is about the same length. If you can find a spot with so one in it in front of the spot you are assigned it's pretty easy. If you are going to back a lot then a spotter with a walkie talkie and a good set of mirrors is must have. Go to a mall and practice, use some parking cones or construction barrels to make it real. As coach always said "practice, practice, practice"
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40+ ft. is not for the weak, if you are good with a trailer you will be fine. if you are not you will get good or get rid of it. I highly recomend a rearview camera with audio and a good spoter for tighter spaces. I could see where my Voltage 3795 could overwhelm some.
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We have a 45 ft TH and usually get pull thru sites to make my life easier. But sometimes a back-in is all that's available and we've never had a major issue. Some of the back in sites had obstacles like telephone poles and trees we had to maneuver around or were just tight, but when that happens we just take our time and adjust if need be. We upgraded from a 37 footer and I love the 45 footer waaaay more!!! Just be careful about turning too tight on a hard surface, those axles get to twisting pretty good.
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