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Old 01-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #11
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I used 1ft x 1ft flat patio type blocks next to my driveway, on my neighbour's side. They stay there. Some days backing in are better than others I dug out the path then put down stone powder(can't remember the proper name). I have to straighten them every once in a while but they work.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:13 AM   #12
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Hey you guys are forgetting that you have to turn your truck much, much more to get the trailer to react on a 5er/gooseneck. You can back a 5er trailer down the tightest winding path, but you will need a lot of "wiggle" room for the truck.
- That's why he need our advise!
I have experienced the exact opposite, the 5er is much easier and takes much less wiggle room for the truck. I just have to react a little faster with the truck or back slower and watch where the trailer is going.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #13
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as with oldcoot, i too experienced less "wiggling" when backing a 5vr/gooseneck/semi trailer than i did backing my old tt or any bumper pull type trailer.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:21 AM   #14
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Well I guess the longer the trailer or the further back the axles on 5ers the more movement needed from the tv- look at a semi backing. Tt pivits exagerate the movement from the ft end much more than a fiver.
- Old coot you know most people don't use their sidewinder setup like you- yours will react much more like a tt than others 5ers.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #15
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Sorry, not trying to hijack thread but obviosly op is experiancing what I was stating, since his tv is needing more space now
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #16
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4 sheets of 1/2" OSB plywood maybe?
Gives you 16' and you can store easily standing up or laying down.
Just a suggestion.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #17
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I am thinking "stall mats" from Tractor Supply. They are 4x6, can be cut if needed and will store under the trailer once backed into its spot. Easy to move around, somewhat flexible, and last a long time. They are 3/4" thick, if cut properly they make excellent leveling mats for the TT.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #18
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Yeah That's it ...Stall mats. Even though I'm a city kid from New Jersey, I know what those are. Our daughter trained and showed horses in 4H growing up here in MI. and we're only ~ .5 m to a Tractor Supply too!

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #19
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You might want to take a look at a product called Grass Cells. I have seen them used on golf courses for cart parking areas and adding areas for car parking. The grass grows right up through them and can be mowed and maintained. Grass Cell,Buy Quality Grass Cell from Manufacturers and Suppliers on Alibaba.com
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #20
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I'm going to study that one. Looks like thst may be a more permannt solution.

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