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Old 05-19-2019, 04:04 PM   #1
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Street is slanted where we would load.. how do you hitch up?

If we go forward with getting a 5th wheel... we thought of another issue... our street slants toward the curb where we park to load etc. How would that work with hitching up and unhitching? Is that possible to deal with?

We have had TT and we are able to hook up no problem... but this is so different...

Thanks so much, KIM
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Level it using boards under both 'Low Side' tires

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That and 'articulating head' 5th wheel hitch (front/back movement & side/side movement)
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When I had my fifth the articulating head fifth wheel hitch proved to be very helpful.

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Old 05-19-2019, 06:33 PM   #4
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We have never had any problems when hitching-up with an articulating 5er hitch. I will say that sometimes I go to hitch and approach the 5er at a different angle then when I un-hitched and the kingpin is not were it was. Look for this when hitching back up and adjust 5er legs accordingly. I prefer to have a slight bit of pressure on the hitch when backing under the 5er.
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Should be no issue. Truck will be at the same angle. When we had a 5th and boondocking some of the angles that we hitched and unhitched were quite radical and only had a simple 4 way pivot hitch.
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Should be no issue. Truck will be at the same angle. When we had a 5th and boondocking some of the angles that we hitched and unhitched were quite radical and only had a simple 4 way pivot hitch.

^^^^ Bingo! Exactly right.

Our street slanted 4Ē to the curb so the 5er was leaning, was the truck. No issues whatsoever.
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