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Old 03-28-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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fifth wheel turning radius

What is the turn radius on the 327 rlks chaparral signature. I have just purchased one and live on a cul de sac. If I can't make this turn, I need to not start down the street and load somewhere else.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Short bed?

I have zero trouble turning my 30 footer around in a cul de sac, seven more feet would not be an issue.

If it was I would just back it in from the intersection.

Can you turn your pickup around where you want to go with the trailer?
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:04 PM   #3
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With a fifth wheel your turn radius is really up to the tow vehicle itself. I've turned my ol fifth wheel cocked at better than a 90 degree angel to the truck. Watch your cab clearance and make sure your tires are up to pressure on the rig, it'll rotate on it's own axle centers. You wanna make the turn just shy of the end of the road to make sure you have room for the length aft of your axle centers. Have a guide on the ground for your first run so you don't have to buy a new mailbox....or scratch your rig! lol
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Or put the nose cone thru the back window.....
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:25 PM   #5
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As I back mine in to it's spot my worry is the chain link fence that I can not see because I back in from the "blind side".
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:50 PM   #6
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Short bed?

I have zero trouble turning my 30 footer around in a cul de sac, seven more feet would not be an issue.

If it was I would just back it in from the intersection.

Can you turn your pickup around where you want to go with the trailer?
I can turn the truck around and can tow my 30'8"travel trailer around. So it looks like a go on the fifth wheel. I have a long bed extended cab pick up
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I can tow my 30'8"travel trailer around the cul de sac and can drive the truck around it ( extended cab long bed) so it looks like a go on the chaparral (37'8")
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I bought that very same model 2 months ago. Perfect floorplan for us. If only spring would arrive so we can use it.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:01 PM   #9
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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.
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The big killer is going to be cars parked at the end.
I lived in a cul-de-sac, seemed like everytime I would come back from a trip someone's kid would be having a birthday party.

Anyway buy what you like, then figure out what you need to do.

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