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Posted: 10/09/18 10:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"1. loop your break away cable to the 5th wheel handle."

Not a good idea, you should be attaching to the truck it's self.


If the entire hitch comes out of the bed, I probably have bigger issues than if the trailer brakes engage.


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Unfortunately I don't know how to weld. I seen one the other day, I think on Facebook, that actually retracted back under the fender. I wish I could remember who made it.


Any truck accessory store will have them and usually they bolt on.

If you are really concerned, you can typically pay and have them install it.

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I had a TT for 2 years and have a 5ver for nearly 10....there is NO comparison, the 5ver is much easier all around.

Aside from trailering, my biggest relief, was no longer getting grease on my pant legs and bruises from bumping into the trailer hitch that stuck out. I no longer need to mess with WD bars, and the problems getting the trailer off the ball, even with me jumping on it....

I just gave away my WD system.


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Halmfamily wrote:

Be very careful stepping up onto anything reaching into the bed of your truck. I blew out my ankle last June while stepping off my dullie after releasing the king pin. Spent next eight weeks in a boot and was a sucky vacation on crutches. I now use a step that goes over the tire, much safer and a lower step height.

Enjoy the new fiver


THIS is something you should make!

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Unfortunately I don't know how to weld. I seen one the other day, I think on Facebook, that actually retracted back under the fender. I wish I could remember who made it.


I came up with this design 5 years ago, I am sure it's been copied several times.

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Full length running boards help reaching the 5th wheel for hitching/unhitching

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I use a 2' spring loaded claw for picking up nuts and bolts to feed my brake cable around my hitch base. Available at any auto parts store or hardware store.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

"1. loop your break away cable to the 5th wheel handle."

Not a good idea, you should be attaching to the truck it's self.


If the entire hitch comes out of the bed, I probably have bigger issues than if the trailer brakes engage.


So true!


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DownTheAvenue wrote:

Please be careful with that bucket using it as a step stool. They can very easily tip sending you flying. A very serious injury could happen! Please get a very cure short ladder, maybe a 4 foot fiberglass. Light weight, small, but very secure when using!


Agree. We have the short ladder and we have that step that fits over the tires. DH prefers the short ladder and it easily rides under the tool box and can be reached easily.

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Cummins12V98, you should patent that thing! Find some young guy who wants to make some spare change and have him build them for you. [emoticon]

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We've had four travel trailers and one fifth wheel, the one we currently own. DH has said that by far, the fifth wheel is easier to hitch. Backing and turning is different, but learned over time.

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