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Old 04-10-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Hello all. Well, I finally took the plunge and in a 2 weeks I will be the proud owner of a Cherokee Lite 255 5th wheel. Hip hip horray. Time to do some planing for the trip.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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to FRF!

congrats on the new rig!!
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:46 PM   #3
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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congrats on the new rig

its camping time
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:29 PM   #6
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Welcome, enjoy your new camper and FRF
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:14 PM   #7
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only 6 more sleeps :-)

Thanks for the welcome guys.

Lol, it is comming it is comming. Tuesday I go in to have the hitch installed and then I pick up the RV later that day. I already scoped out 3 huge industrial parking lots that will be empty on the weekend so I can go practice some backing up, turning, hitching/unhitching, etc. Now I am just looking for a place to park it that is near by so I can practice the rest of the stuff (tanks, running the stove, etc etc). I also scopped out a place to weigh it (about 80km from me but it will give me some practice towing it).

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Old 04-17-2008, 06:43 PM   #8
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good idea with the parking lot thing

we did the same thing when we got our 1st 5'er
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:03 PM   #9
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good idea with the parking lot thing

we did the same thing when we got our 1st 5'er

so did we
got some orange cones courtesy of DOT
and practiced running over em.

best advcie is listen to the one who is watching you back up (wife)
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:38 PM   #10
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You're really smart! I did my training the hard way and suffered $5K in damage. I was a little too sure of myself the first time out.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:55 PM   #11
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Congrats on the new unit

Step 1.

Listen to the spotter when backing.

Step 2 Have fun

Step 3 see step 1 and 2


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Old 04-23-2008, 10:34 AM   #12
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The next investment that helped with our 5er was a set of cheep walkie talkies. that keeps the frustrated yelling down when you are trying to listen to your DW and she is telling you where to go
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:19 PM   #13
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We picked up our 5th about a week ago but couldn't go camping this weekend due to sons prom. I had errands to run Sat morning, so I hooked up the fiver and took it with me. Found me a spot to find out how far I can turn without getting into cab. Then slid the hitch back to get an idea how far I can manuver. Almost got 90 deg with my short bed Ram. I've pulled trailers since I was a kid on a farm, but never a 5th wheel. A little practice ahead of time won't hurt.
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