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Old 10-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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This would mean adding a class 3 hitch to the bumper,but also verifying that the rv Structure is capable correct? I have 2012 365 saq and really want to pursue the swivel adapter.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:25 PM   #12
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I actually built a swivelwheel carrier for the triple tow problem to carry 2 dual sport motorcycles. The standard short jeep caused swaying but it worked great with other vehicles and you are right they are way over priced. That's why I built it. I spent about $700 on it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:52 PM   #13
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So I'm still confused by what Camper Lucy says and agree with M109Rrider about understanding the terms used. Tandem towing, triples, and double triples. What is tandem towing? One TV and two TTs? (One TV with a fifth wheel and another tag along behind that)? One TV, one tag along, and another behind that? I suppose once we understand the jargon we'll understand the regulations.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:31 PM   #14
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This would mean adding a class 3 hitch to the bumper,but also verifying that the rv Structure is capable correct? I have 2012 365 saq and really want to pursue the swivel adapter.
Not to the bumper - it has to be fabricated/welded to the FRAME.

The general word on forums (I haven't researched it directly) is that most manufacturers would void a warranty for it. Though, I've never asked nor heard it out of the horse's mouth.

Finally, with a 365saq + whatever you're towing it with - you're more likely going to be concerned with maximum tow lengths wherever you are. I have a similar floorplan in my Sabre and with my crew cab/long bed truck, I'm 58 1/2' long from bumper to bumper when hitched.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #15
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By pulling an additional trailer or extension has anyone known of problems associated with putting the extra weight on the back of the TT? I too want to tow a second trailer or swivel wheel with my motorcycle. Can the frame warp enough to hinder the slide-out from working properly? Does anyone know who sells the swivel wheel by itself? I tow a 30' Montana Mountaineer TT with a Dodge 3500 Dually. Gary
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This is the only place I found that would sell the swivel wheel assembly by itself but they never responded to my e-mails so I designed and built my own.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #17
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By pulling an additional trailer or extension has anyone known of problems associated with putting the extra weight on the back of the TT? I too want to tow a second trailer or swivel wheel with my motorcycle. Can the frame warp enough to hinder the slide-out from working properly? Does anyone know who sells the swivel wheel by itself? I tow a 30' Montana Mountaineer TT with a Dodge 3500 Dually. Gary
Towing behind a Fifth Wheel is a problem. They just have too much overhang behind the axle assemblies to support much tongue weight. Unlike motorhomes that have wheel assemblies at the rear of the frame. No manufacturer of Fifth Wheels is going to tell you much about how to go about towing something behind one of their rigs because of liabilities.

We sold our Montana 347 THT ( motorcycle in the rear ) and bought a 2012 Sanibel 3500. The 2012 Sanibel came equipped with a 2" reciever rated at 300 lbs tongue weight and 3000 lbs total towing weight. The 2013 models went away from that and have a 1 1/4" very light duty reciever. Not sure if they had problems? At any rate one of the reasons I bought the Sanibel was the 12" frame. Many Fifth Wheels only have the 10" frame and there is a considerable difference in stiffness between them. While I could easily tow a trailer behind me, at 39' I don't want to add 10' to that! So, I plan to get one of the swivel wheel trailers. Actually bought a new motorcycle, one of the reasons was to stay under the tongue weight limit. About half the total weight of trailer/cargo will be on the tongue. That easy to overlook on the swivel wheel setups. Probably be a couple months before I tow with it, I'll let everyone know what I think.

While I am very comfortable fabricating about anything, I intend to buy a "factory" swivel wheel setup. Just want the piece of mind that goes with them working all the bugs out of the system.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #18
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I contacted the company that sells the Swivelwheel 58 Transport System, but they told me they would not sell me one because of the liability associated with adding extra weight on the back of a travel trailer. The rep had some horror stories to tell me about the weight causing the hitch to come off the bumper, flipping over in the highway, and injurying a family. I've since decided to purchase a Leer 122 truck cap and a Big Boy aluminum ramp and ride the motorcycle into the back of the truck. I'll miss the extra storage I had in the truck bed. Thanks for the quick reply.

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Not Forest River, but the Redwood 38BR fiver has a "storage room" with an outside door at the back that shows a washer/dryer side by side across the end, so has to be at least 4 feet. Might fit a golf cart or motorcycle!
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We recently purchased a Swivel Wheel platform for our fifth wheel Silverback. Have been totally satisfied with it. Watch loading procedure to keep the weight spread out fairly even and from a towing standpoint, you don't even knbow it's back there. Even Backing up! I highly recommend these to anyone trying to find an alternate to the toy hauler. We have pulled it about 2500 miles through varied terrain and have not had a single issue.

Installation really is easy for any welder or trailer shop. I would recommend the rear view camera just to keep an eye on it.

Currently have about 800lbs in tools and equipment on mine no problem. We are full timers but travel A LOT and boondock whenever we can. Anyplace we can get the Silverback the swivel wheel goes no problem. We are hunters and keep a freezer with our game meat in it on there also and use a small Honda generator when we are boondocking. The swivel wheel makes a great place for the generator and freezer.
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