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Old 04-10-2011, 03:25 PM   #11
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Good job guys. Blatch, your setup looks almost identical to mine (as far as obstacles). You have a sidewalk instead of a ditch, which makes a mistake on your part recoverable. If I put my wheels in the ditch, it's all over. I don't know what I would do...after I quit crying!

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:25 PM   #12
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Blotch, in no time you will be pulling the 5r with no trouble at all, all it takes is a little practice. They really do pull better than a bumper hitch and backing will become much simpler than the bumper hitch..... it just takes getting used to and knowing what to expect....

Man, I bet you will have it down pat before those tire marks come off the curb and the grass fills in from where your trailer mowed it down! LOL

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:37 PM   #13
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Man, I bet you will have it down pat before those tire marks come off the curb and the grass fills in from where your trailer mowed it down! LOL
flyrotor, thats funny, I have actually thought about taking out that tree and widening my driveway there. As far as practicing, when we left the campground last weekend, I practiced backing up into random empty pads. I will probably do that for a little while until I get used to it.

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:56 PM   #14
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You guys should invest about $45 in some 2-way radios for your spotters. It beats yelling (that you might not hear) and they can be on the side you most; where you can't see the side of the trailer or your spotter.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:33 PM   #15
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Nice looking fifth wheel (& big).

It's a bit hard to tell but is there still room to walk on the sidewalk without hitting your head? Like in the photo my brother's 5er used to hang over and dad always worried about it.

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