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5th wheel questions

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

  1. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    2900lbs is well within the payload specs of the truck... Don't worry about something so light, lol.

    Unless you're getting a trailer with a lot of nose, you don't _need_ a slider.

    Go the option that doesn't mess up loading the bed too much... And also gives you the option for a gooseneck attachment if you need it, later on.

    If forgot about B&W with the pucks, when I bought my DSP setup, lol. But my rails will let me load drywall in the back without hurting anything.

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  2. geektoad

    geektoad redneck geek

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    The rails create a problem with the other thing i use my truck for every year...pallets of wood pellets.
    fork truck forks are only so long, so they have slide the pallet the rest of the way in once they set it down...that's touch to do with rails across the middle of the bed :)
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    Then the pucks or the DSP setup are your best bet... If I remember right, the pucks are flush with the bed.

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    Yep, that is what I should have done. The dealer wanted me to pick up the new 5er right away, and I just bought the first hitch I saw based on some shitty info from that salesman.

    I have the rails, for my Curt. They don't really interfere with anything, and the install wasn't super horrible. I am not sure if I can even change to another style, now that I have the rails? I don't want any more holes in the bed. I can pin other hitches to the rails if i upsize.
     
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    I am a huge fan of the GM rubber bed mat in all my trucks, and I am going to cut slots in mine that surround the rails, making them nearly 100% none intrusive.
     
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    Nice! If we didn't have the big dogs, I would consider a TH.

    I need one with just a single slot for the Harley. That would be tits!

    We are actually living in our 5er right now, while the house sells, and we buy another house in Spokane. Now I REALLY want a bigger one :lol:
     
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  7. drperry

    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    Good thing they make bike friendly toy haulers! Lol

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    Huh?
     
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    drperry Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!

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    They make toy haulers designed to fit one motorcycle in the back, lol. The RV shop I deliver water to, has one... Comes with wheel chock/bracket in the compartment, lol

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    Gotcha, yeah I should have been more specific when I posted that, we were talking about Grand Design models. I wish that had one in their 5th wheel lineup.
     

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