Originally Posted by silverback 35ts
Everyone should be telling you to get a slider as all 5ers like a 8 ft bed not smaller, now a large number of 5er noses have been made to clear the cab of the truck, but i do not like not being able to jack knife the trailer and also have to worry about hitting the trailer or cab of the truck!
So do you need it, well you will find out have much you will need it the first time you go to an older park and it is "very tight" into your site and you might not make it with out getting the full turn on the trailer, so do you need it or do you want to have to stop before the crunch?
Hope this helps and Happy Camping
CAMP WILDERNESS HAS MANY CHALLENGING SITES. Only KNOWLEDGE from experience can help you. After 1/2 hour of struggles, bound by huge trees, 3 inches from the front of my truck, I was ready to pull out and get BACK IN LINE ( yes, you heard it right) you have to EXIT AND RE ENTER, NO REGISTERED GUEST PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT! None!
An attendant came around on a golf cart and assessed the messy situation. He immediately put the slider in; and parked in 2 minutes. One thjng he taught me is to never use the FIVER BRAKES, only truck brakes in very tight situations. THAT WAS 2 YEARS AGO AND MANY TRIPS.
Never have experienced such a tight spot again, BUT, learned a lot.
JUST SHARING THAT NOTHING BEATS EXPERIENCE, NOTHING. 😅!
As I age, my "extra eyes" via Furrion full observation camera, just installed, eases much concern.
JUST SHARING FOR NEWER 5er OWNERS: practice; practice; practice!
Learn to use your mirrors as professional truck drivers do.