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Old 10-30-2016, 02:56 PM   #1
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5th wheel delivery....

Does anyone know how they transport 5th wheels from factory to dealerships? I have a 524rlws flagstaff ordered and its going to be delivered to a dealership in New York in January. Really hate the thought of salt all over chassis not to mention possible stone chips on front cap. Hoping it's on a trailer when it's delivered but that's probably wishful thinking. Do they protect front cap with plastic or anything? It will come from Indiana I'm thinking. Guess I'll have to really look it over when we go look at before signing papers.
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Old 10-30-2016, 07:36 PM   #2
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A transport company will tow it to the dealer but not on a trailer. It will be subject to whatever is on the roads at the time. Look it over real good.
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Old 10-30-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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They will tow it as fast as they can,weather and road conditions mean nothing,as long as the wheels go around they will keep going,and they dont protect anything.Really,I am not kidding. They are paid by the mile,so think about it.Ours came in with a flat RR tire!
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Old 10-30-2016, 07:43 PM   #4
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Yep,never seen a transport trailer with 5th wheels on it.
Always seen them being towed by transport trucks, usually a dually.
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Old 10-30-2016, 08:01 PM   #5
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Yep,never seen a transport trailer with 5th wheels on it.
Always seen them being towed by transport trucks, usually a dually.


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Old 10-30-2016, 08:11 PM   #6
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Ours had no damage, but all five tires were 20 pounds low at delivery. I figured it had about 1300 miles of towing when we got it.
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Old 10-30-2016, 08:24 PM   #7
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I see many of them in transit every day on I-44.
All the 5ers and bigger tt's are towed, some of the little tt's are loaded on trucks and trailers. Some are on a rollback type truck hauling one or 2 with another in tow.
There are a bunch of new motor homes travelling sometimes 2 or 3 together with a towed behind one of them for the drive back.
I've seen several with the roof membrane billowing and some even ripped and wrapped around the front ac unit.
None of the hundreds of units I've seen have any type of covering on the fronts or anything, but the transport trucks are supposed to have mudflaps or rock tamers on them i believe.
Most are going slower than me, but the speed limit is 75 mph in most places on i44 in Oklahoma, and im usually driving over that unless im towing.
Good luck with your new unit!
We have ordered 2- 5ers, and never had any issues related to transport of the units.
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