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Old 01-31-2007, 04:10 PM   #1
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The very first fifth wheel I can recall was, and I'm not joking, attached to the roof of a Pontiac! It was around 1970 or so, and there was a hitch plate that was attached to the roof of the car and the fiver was hooked to it. (Could be that a more accurate description would be that it had a goose neck- I just can't recall for sure).

Anyway, believe it or not some people think that maybe my elevator doesn't go to the top floor, and they don't think that this set-up ever existed.

I'd love to get my hands on a picture of this rig... or at least some info such as brand name, year, etc. Can anyone help?

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The very first fifth wheel I can recall was, and I'm not joking, attached to the roof of a Pontiac! It was around 1970 or so, and there was a hitch plate that was attached to the roof of the car and the fiver was hooked to it. (Could be that a more accurate description would be that it had a goose neck- I just can't recall for sure).

Anyway, believe it or not some people think that maybe my elevator doesn't go to the top floor, and they don't think that this set-up ever existed.

I'd love to get my hands on a picture of this rig... or at least some info such as brand name, year, etc. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:53 PM   #3
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You are right Skip. The one that I saw was hooked up to a 70s Buick two door hardtop in Mesquite TX. Years ago.
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Not sure if this qualifies as a 5th wheel, We saw it at the Tin Can Tourist rally in Michigan.

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Old 02-01-2007, 12:12 PM   #5
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Bob&Pat, I remember that fith wheel also at Milford. It had a tiny wheel and tire in the trunk that the trailer used to help "guide it" I suppose. Very neat to see.

A few years back we wwere at The Goodguys Show at Indy. There was this neat rod made to pull a fith wheel trailer. I look for the picture.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:28 PM   #6
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Ah, Problem solved! a friend of mine sent this photo of a "Shadow" fifth wheel being pulled by a Caddy via a roof mount!

Skip http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/terbie2/detail?.dir=/c65f...=5b0fre2.jpg&.src=ph
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:33 PM   #7
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Well DARN! I couldn't get the photo to display. Anyone able to help me with that?
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:41 PM   #8
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Let's see if this works...

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Hi Skip,
You have to upload your photo to the web you can use the photo post on IRV2 by clicking on PHOTOS at the top of the web page it requires separate registration and then link it to your post.
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Have to upload your pic into Photo's just get link to Yahooo.
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Ok, let's give this a try. I'm bound and determined to get this pic posted here!

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ok I give up... can't get the dumb photo posted here, but if you go to photos you'll see a poster advertising the Shadow fifth wheel.
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Skip, I have not sat down to look at how pictures are done here, so I'm no help YET.
But I do have all my stuff in photobucket then copy them over to here. Hope this helps...
BTW, very cool stuff this 5th wheel. Not so sure I'd try it.

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