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Old 11-03-2017, 08:24 PM   #3961
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First time out to camp.. At the VA rest area on our way to Williamsburg Outdoor World. 7 hours to make a 4 hour trip... Gotta love people who cannot drive and keep crashing!
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:31 AM   #3962
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Doc, very nice setup.
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:33 AM   #3963
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First time out to camp.. At the VA rest area on our way to Williamsburg Outdoor World. 7 hours to make a 4 hour trip... Gotta love people who cannot drive and keep crashing!
She's a beaut Clark
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:09 AM   #3964
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Thank you both. I was amazed how well it tows compared to the bumper pull.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:12 AM   #3965
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Thank you both. I was amazed how well it tows compared to the bumper pull.


Having little experience with our TT and zero experience with a 5r, what kind of differences???
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:18 AM   #3966
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I had no movement from the trailer (sway) and no push from passing trucks. It also seems to track more in line with the truck in turns. Hooking up was great, backed in and click, all done. No WD setup no fuss. Disconnecting the same.

On acceleration I can feel weight increase (grey wolf was so light it was not even there). But the truck still pulls like a dream. If I had one ding it would be would be the concrete joints can create a bounce sometimes but that is our crappy roads I am sure. Did not get this with the TT as bad.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:22 AM   #3967
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Looks great Doc.
The concrete cracks are something I've dealt with over 7 different 5th wheels.
Even my BIL's with air ride hitch does that.
You'll get used to that.
Enjoy the 5th wheel experience!
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:24 AM   #3968
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Hmmm, thanks! We plan to get a few years under our belt with the TT and may consider an upgrade
Is it any different backing? We have a 5K gal tanker (tractor trailer) at work, I can't drive that thing to save my life!! I swear it jack-knife's as soon as I put it in reverse!
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:26 AM   #3969
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It seems to maneuver easier but I will agree it's pivot point is diffrent so it does take some adjustment
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:40 AM   #3971
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First time out to camp.. At the VA rest area on our way to Williamsburg Outdoor World. 7 hours to make a 4 hour trip... Gotta love people who cannot drive and keep crashing!
Beautiful setup !!!! When I grow up I want something real similar hope you enjoy many miles of smiles
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It seems to maneuver easier but I will agree it's pivot point is diffrent so it does take some adjustment
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It definitely takes some getting used to... And I drive a tractor trailer for work sometimes 😎
I used my slider door the first time hooking up last night. I have a hard tonneau cover and I fold it until the fifth wheel is clear, but I can't see the hitch from the cab because there cover obscures it. I slid the hitch back and voila I could see it, surprisingly it didn't lower the truck much, I thought it would go down more than it did.
I still haven't moved it like that though... It seems that would undo the advantage of the fifth wheel.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:13 AM   #3973
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It's definitely better going down the road though... Tracks straight as an arrow and you don't hardly notice crosswinds and busses/ tractor trailers passing you (I'm on vacation, I'm NOT interested in driving like I'm on the clock)
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:19 AM   #3974
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I had every intention on getting a new 150 to replace my '06 but ended up getting a 350.
We looked at 5rs but kept coming back to the floor plan of the 272rl TT. Maybe we'll find a 5r floor plan we like better in a few years. A king bed would be nice
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Hmmm, thanks! We plan to get a few years under our belt with the TT and may consider an upgrade
Is it any different backing? We have a 5K gal tanker (tractor trailer) at work, I can't drive that thing to save my life!! I swear it jack-knife's as soon as I put it in reverse!
I find the tractor trailer easier, possibly because I drove/backed them more. The tractor trailer-- the trailer tires are at the rear while the 5er wheels are closer to center. Just when I was getting a little more comfortable with a 35' 5er we bought a new 43'er. It is a bit different again. Practice will make it easier but every CG has a different angle.
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Oh, great! Lol
Practice, practice, practice....
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Oh, great! Lol
Practice, practice, practice....
I practice backing into my storage lot. Also thinking of printing tickets for those at CGs that want to watch.
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I practice backing into my storage lot. Also thinking of printing tickets for those at CGs that want to watch.
LoL... We like to anchor our boat near the ramp... Entertainment 😁
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