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Old 08-05-2005, 09:27 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bob Boucher:

You have wheels on the landing gear! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I'm with Bob - I've never seen a 5th wheel with wheels on the landing gear!

Man, I don't know if I'd want to park that thing on a downhill site running toward the river or not!


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Great list jeffrey. However I feel that I must say something about "high hitches." As a past owner of two fivers, it was a concern when hitching up - especially having seen/heard two high hitches. A high hitch is when you back into your hitch jaws too high and the jaws grab the hitch pin around the fat part of the pin; the hitch jaws do not close all the way and will spring open when you pull away.
Do I have your attention yet. I've found that the best way to prevent a high hitch is to back up to the receiver so that the pin box RIDES up onto the hitch platform. The worst thing you can so is try to hitch up when there is daylight between the pin plate and the receiver platform.

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Using a level and nail polish will work, but even better is a 'memory level' which has a sliding dingus you position over the bubble for future referance. I got mine at Camping World.

But personally, I don't trust even that. Once the King Pin is over the bed, I measure the distance between the plate and the bed, and adjust it to my memorized 'just perfect' height. Never had a problem.
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Araucano, here is an instruction sheet for 5th wheel hookup from RBW, a hitch mfg. I printed it and carry it in the truck. Happy Trails!!

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Here is a link to my unit, with the wheels on the landing legs.

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