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Old 02-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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Just picked up our first fifth wheel after years of towing pop ups and trailers. Haven't taken it out yet but have to admit to being a bit nervous towing something nearly 40 ft long. Just take some getting used to but looking forward to future trips.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:39 PM   #2
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:22 PM   #4
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I think that pulling it home with all the snow we have would be preparation for anything you might see this summer!
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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Fifthwheel is definitely another ball game in towing first time in campgrounds
BEWARE OF THOSE LOW HANGING TREES
Practice parking in a big parking lots so you get used to things
Make wide turns
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:30 PM   #6
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Mmmm. Newbie here also. Going home I look like an idiot dodging low limbs... Are trees getting shorter or are trailers getting taller?
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:42 PM   #7
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I would say both.Parks just pack them people in theses days.
My last trip I thought I was playing dodge trees.
Dam tree got me too .Going between too .
Entry was one path exit was another
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:54 PM   #9
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Just picked up our first fifth wheel after years of towing pop ups and trailers. Haven't taken it out yet but have to admit to being a bit nervous towing something nearly 40 ft long. Just take some getting used to but looking forward to future trips.
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Welcome & enjoy be up you way this summer - granddaughter always likes to camp out when we are there. Do you ever go to Blackwell Forrest Preserve - we may have seen you there.
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Newbie with 5ver as we'll. Had 31' TT and could back it anywhere. This 5ver is taking a little getting used to. Best advice is to take it very slow when backing. I take the brakes off as well. This seems to help.
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