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Old 03-17-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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DW and I ordered a '14 XLR Hyperlite, 30HFS5, this past weekend. Looking forward to towing my first 5-er, and of course, learning all I can from you all. Any suggestions, recommendations, or ideas on this model would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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Welcome from Alabama. Congratulations on the new RV. Happy Campimg
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Congrats on your 2014 XLR Hyperlite!
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5 ers cut sharper corners than a bumper pulls. Swing wider at corners or you will be curbing your tires and the tires may/will become china bombs.

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Thanks for the cornering info, Les--I probably wouldn't have thought of that. Does a 5-er "follow" your TV closer? With the pivot point being more forward then it is on the bumper pull, I would've thought that I would've had to make turns less wide. All these new things to learn...

New to this camper, but not new to the forums...been here a while. Thanks for all the ideas!
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:38 AM   #7
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Bump up..... I don't pull one full time. But some who do will come along and give you better answer of how they handle and more info.
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Not being able to turn sharp is the only negative to 5th wheels in my opinion.
The fact that the hitch point is further forward of the TV makes the trailer wheels less likely to follow the TV wheels. 5'ers will enable you to back up very sharp though.
You will love how it feels going down the highway. You can feel the weight in the bed, but you will hardly feel the trailer weight like you do with a bumper pull.
You will have to adapt to turning wider then normal and you will have to watch for trees and other obstacles in tight camping areas.
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Thanks for the cornering info, Les--I probably wouldn't have thought of that. Does a 5-er "follow" your TV closer? With the pivot point being more forward then it is on the bumper pull, I would've thought that I would've had to make turns less wide. All these new things to learn...

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Hmmm Hard to say - looks like your TV is a 250 class? Long Bed? If so, you will probably have a "regular" 5th wheel hitch (not a slider like us 150s

Our reese "turns" not at the king pin but back farther so we do not cut as sharp as you probably will (OTOH we can jackknife the 5er without putting dents in our cab
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