View Poll Results: What method are you towing your 5W camper with your Short-Bed TV?
Slider Hitch 34 57.63%
Pivoting type hitch (Reese Revolution/Sidewinder) 21 35.59%
Other (Such as a tow hog?) 4 6.78%
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:06 PM   #21
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Don't know what a "tow hog" is, didn't see option for fixed 5th wheel.

B&w companion (non slider) on a 6.5' chevy bed.

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MillerTime,

Sorry I did not include non-slider hitch... I guess I just thought that no one would tow a fifth wheel trailer without some means to ensure that no damage was done to either trailer or TV during up to 90 degree maneuvering into or out of parking locations. My oversight.

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:32 PM   #22
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I mainly tow gooseneck equipment trailers. But between them and semis , I could count the number of times I've been close to 90 on my hands (and the trailers would be empty when doing this). And never close with a 5er.
With the rounded fronts and extended pinboxes, most trailers (rv 5th wheels) are able to be towed without a slider. That and the fact I dislike the strain on axles, tires, and suspention on a loaded trailer when turning even close to 70-80, ill just add a couple more points to my turns!
To each thier own!

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:43 PM   #23
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:56 PM   #24
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Although I now have a long bed my last truck was a shortbed and had a slider in it. I was actually amazed at how sharp of a turn I could make without sliding her back.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:03 PM   #25
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I think the point is, I don't need to worry about putting it anywhere! If you're good with no slider, then good on you. I prefer not having to worry about it, and I don't.
My point is, I don't worry about putting it anywhere because if it will go with a slider it will go without one if you learn to back the rig instead of taking the easy way out.
If you are good putting un-needed stress on your your trailers frame and axle, then good on you. I prefer not having to worry about breaking an axle or spring or wheel far from home. I've seen far more front fenders messed up on tv's than back windows taken out. Maybe someone should invent a 5er hitch that mounts to the hood so people can see the front of their tv and see to back the trailer too.

I can make it home without a back window but it will be hard to drag the 5er with a broken axle.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:03 PM   #26
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Heartland 88 degree turning radius Curt 20K fifth wheel.

Forgot to mention I drive semi for a living.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:18 PM   #28
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Goose neck air ride pin box. I am so confused why every one wants to turn as tight as they can, the stress on your tires and axles is so great that I wouldn't want to do it even if I could, if I can't get it in to a spot without going 90 then I don't need to be in that predicament. My .02 worth
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Goose neck air ride pin box. I am so confused why every one wants to turn as tight as they can, the stress on your tires and axles is so great that I wouldn't want to do it even if I could, if I can't get it in to a spot without going 90 then I don't need to be in that predicament. My .02 worth
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Im with you! Why?

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I don't believe anyone wants to turn 90 degrees but have the ability to do so safely
With or without a slider .
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