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Old 02-19-2007, 06:46 AM   #15
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You might try contacting a company called TOW BUDDY. They make a device that can be towed behind any kind of truck, suv, or car., so you can tow a fifth wheel trailer. I have seen this product and it's built like a tank. It works great. You can contact them at www.hitch-buddy.com. I hope this helps.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:06 AM   #16
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The tow buddy looked Great ,But the $6495.00 price tag is not so great! Thanks for the info
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:11 AM   #17
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Does any one have any info. on extending the length of a 5th wheel hitch? If I could x-tend mine 18-20 inches it would be doable in my crew cab truck. I was just wondering how much this would affect the load on the truck and on the hitch. <span class="ev_code_BLUE">Thanks</span>
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:38 AM   #18
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Assuming you're starting with a 4.5' bed and the 5th wheel hitch centered over the rear axle and the rear axle is centered under the bed, you only have 2.25' (27") ahead of and behind the rear axle. If you move the hitch 20" to the rear, the rearmost part of the hitch would likely be overhanging the rear of the bed. Weight distribution and handling dynamics would be thrown into a cocked hat!!

As Richard said, it's difficult enough to tow a 5th wheel with a full size short bed (6.5') truck - sliding 5th wheel hitches are often required. A 4.5' bed in a less-than-1/2-ton truck really isn't a suitable platform to tow a 5th wheel. Sorry....

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I was not wanting to move the truck part of the hitch. I want to move the hitch pin on the camper out.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:10 PM   #20
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Guys thanks for the help I finally had to realalize the s-10 crew cab was not going to get the job done, So i was able to purchase a bigger truck.I bought a 1994 f-150 4x4. I know its old,but it runs good and will work fine for our 1-2 hour pulls. Once again thanks
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