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5th wheel questions

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by geektoad, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. geektoad

    geektoad redneck geek

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    So...


    Tell me about 5th wheel hitches.

    Brands?

    Slider?

    Auto-slider?

    Looking at a 16.5K GVWR, 2900lb pin.

    Don't judge me. :D
     
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    geektoad redneck geek

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    I don't have the factory prep, FYI. :)
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    Always get the biggest hitch you can, lol.

    Most people I know, don't use the slider much, if at all... But I imagine, it probably comes in handy now and then.

    Reese/Curt/DSP are the way to go...

    Curt/DSP look to be more heavy duty than Reese.

    A 20k hitch will be more than enough... Next step down for most brands is 17k.... Not enough overhead, lol.

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    Sorry, I can't help myself... Gotta make the smart-ass remark. :lol:





    Isn't the 5th wheel the spare?? :jester: :lol: :D2
     
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    I wish I had done more research. I bought on a whim, and had to do something. Fast.

    If I had to do it all over again, I would not have bought a slider. The cuts on the front of my 5er don’t really require it for 90% of maneuvwrs. I have used it once for a sharp jackknife park job. Still, I would not do it over.

    I would get a B&W, the heaviest mofo I could afford. I say this because now I want a heavier trailer

    :D2:
     
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    Oh, and BTW, I knew you would :D2
     
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    shush! ;)
     
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    geektoad redneck geek

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    did you you have factory prep to start with or did you start from scratch? also, remind me...what are you currently towing gvwr/pin weight wise?
     

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