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Old 04-02-2016, 07:03 PM   #11
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Watch for the front of the FW to hit the truck box if turning on a ridge or valley. I dented the front top of my box by turning over a ridge on to a road. The truck can twist and turn to cause damage.

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Old 04-03-2016, 04:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by markb5900 View Post
Just may mount a camera.
I LOVE my DW to the ends of the earth, but when helping me with this type of thing, we tend to "clash" on what she is trying to communicate to me and what I am understanding. LOL
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Been there, done that, got the tongue lashing!

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Old 04-03-2016, 04:50 PM   #13
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I don't see the problem.... give it a try and have someone watch. If it looks like it's going to drag -- back out of there.
Let your wife drive and YOU watch and give directions.

My wife gives lousy directions but she takes them perfectly when parking.
I walk along side and tell her which way to turn and how much.
It works every time.
We typically park our rig inside a shed with no more than 6 inches of clearance on one side. She drives- I talk- it works.
She is the perfect human remote control in this case.
It's pretty much the only time she does exactly what I tell her but hey- it
works for us!
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:05 PM   #14
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It's going to drive you nuts until you try it. Go for it, if it touches back out !
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:19 AM   #15
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Power and Braking

I think what you're asking is if you have the brakes to stop it, and the power to
pull it out. I believe the answer is yes. Boat ramps are very steep, and people pull huge boats out of the water behind pickups. Your truck and trailer brakes should give you plenty of stopping power. Going up, you'll have great traction because of the tongue weight. As for dragging, that's been covered.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:04 PM   #16
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One of my favorite sayings is "When in doubt, don't!" I have had two nasty scrapes in the last few years - one with a fiver I used to own and one just this January with the Class A we now own. In both cases, I thought I had enough clearance but didn't. Once that scraping sound starts, you're left with the ugly decision do I keep going or try to back out of this situation. Both options can cause damage. Be particularly careful with a fiver and TT since the forces on the vehicle are slightly different pulling vs. backing. When backing, you may note that the rear bumper is slightly lower than when pulling forward. Check it out carefully!
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:28 AM   #17
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I don't know if I would risk it. My rear auto leveling jacks don't have much clearance and I'm always trying to get a good angle when pulling out- not just straight on or I'll scrape. This also reminded me of a Jaguar sedan w/ extended wheel base that I used to own. That car rode really low and I actually did got stuck a couple times because of that and I had to call a tow truck to get me pulled free. Be careful.

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