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Old 05-18-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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We are picking up our new 8289ws next week! Every question i could think of has been answered somewhere in these forums....except that Ive seen nothing pertaining to this: We have a lot that has a fairly steep decline as we pull off the main road into it. Our old TT, a Roo232 sat very low, yet we never had issues getting in or out. Am I overthinking this in wondering if an incline or decline that is too steep could be an issue at the hitch point of a fifth wheel?

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Old 05-18-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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Will you have the six-point leveling system on the new unit? It might leaving the driveway but I really do not know but be very careful the first time in and out!

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Old 05-18-2015, 06:18 PM   #3
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sha4 do you plan on backing in or driving into where it will rest?

Just have someone watch and warn you if things get tight, cell phone or walkie talkie works great.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:44 PM   #4
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driving in and out. No question that someones gonna be watching that first time in! My guess is that its not going to be an issue otherwise Id have seen it discussed. First trip in I'll post a pic of incline...and hopefully, everything set up at the river!
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Watch the bed rails to make sure you have enough clearance there. How steep and long is the incline?
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Use walkie talkies, there is a delay in cell phone and you will travel too far not stopping in time.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:21 PM   #7
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I would agree on watching bed rails. My driveway at home is a 6 degree incline and when I un hitch with my rear tires just on top of the curb cut. The bed rail clearance was way too tight and I had a 2.5 inch lift kit installed. This gave me what I need to make it work and not worry about pinching the bed rail.
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Try to approach the drive way at an angle. I have a driveway with an incline and as long as in angle in and out of it, it's fine.
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When your going in or out straight watch the tailgate if the nose of your truck dips down. If your turning sharp into or from the driveway watch the front of your truck box & the corner of the RV if the truck is going up hill. The front corner of the RV could hit the edge of the box or worse yet the cab. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:50 PM   #10
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I too have a steep incline on my drive way. Pulling my 8289ws STRAIGHT in or out I was clear with everything except the rear stabilizers. As Rick said above if I approach at an ANGLE in or out was no problem.

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