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Old 03-28-2014, 10:20 PM   #11
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I think the best answer was "can you turn your truck around in that some space". If you can, you can do it with the 5th wheel attached.
I'd agree with that, but, if you can see the plate on the back of the trailer it's to tight a turn.
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If you manage to turn around in a cul-DE-sac, I'm sure you will memorize your license plate number!
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:22 PM   #13
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Watch the swing of the back of 5th wheel. Especially if you hug the curb while discovering just how much room you need. Those pesky mailboxes, trash cans and parked cars can do wonders for your disposition.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:47 PM   #14
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We have a Chaparral Signature 343RLTS (36' 7" pulled with Chev Crew Cab 3500 dually) and can turn it thru our circle driveway which is pretty sharp and not very big. We also have a few "tree" obstacles but manage. We have to really hug the curb to do it but it can be done. As long as cars are not blocking your way, you shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:53 AM   #15
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Ok. Here's a couple of really silly questions... I have a Chaparaal 280RLS fifth wheel 32' 8". I live on a relatively narrow street and my drive way is not very long, so I don't have a heck of a lot of room to back in. As a result, I REALLY have to cut hard to get in and I noticed that the tires on the trailer appear as if they're going to be torn off the rims. I have a stamped concrete driveway which exasperates the ‘tearing action'
1 Does anyone know of a way to 'lube' the driveway to take some of the stress off the tires/ axles short of coming in on the blind side?
2. Should I even be worried about that; is it not as bad as it looks?
(After backing in, I always go fwd and reverse a few times to take the stress off the tires)
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:14 AM   #16
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Ok. Here's a couple of really silly questions... I have a Chaparaal 280RLS fifth wheel 32' 8". I live on a relatively narrow street and my drive way is not very long, so I don't have a heck of a lot of room to back in. As a result, I REALLY have to cut hard to get in and I noticed that the tires on the trailer appear as if they're going to be torn off the rims. I have a stamped concrete driveway which exasperates the ‘tearing action'
1 Does anyone know of a way to 'lube' the driveway to take some of the stress off the tires/ axles short of coming in on the blind side?
2. Should I even be worried about that; is it not as bad as it looks?
(After backing in, I always go fwd and reverse a few times to take the stress off the tires)
I can think of 2 options, wet it down or throw sand on it. Water would be #1 as no clean up required. Sand would require a timely cleanup.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:16 AM   #17
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Fiddler63....I feel your pain...I have the same situation...keep waiting for a loud *pop* of a trailer tire popping off the rim, but so far after a couple years of backing in it hasn't happened. Can even leave black marks on the driveway as its backing in sometimes...if only my street was a couple feet wider, it would make a world of difference...

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Now THAT'S exactly my problem. An older road (no curbs, thank goodness) and a long-ish 5er. When I connect/disconnect, my truck sticks out on the road about 5 feet. And, if they ever decide to put a sidewalk in here, I'll be unable to bring the 5er in at all. Thanks for the reply
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Old Coot,
Thanks for the advice, water is the obvious first choice. I really wish I had not done the stamped concrete thing. I don't think it would be as bad if it was reg concrete. But, as they say, "Hindsight is 20/20".
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