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ReneeG

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Posted: 06/17/22 10:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mondooker wrote:

Yah Cummins12V98, Why make us look bad parking like that? Thanks for pointing that out Jerry, kind of mean spirited of him! [emoticon]


Probably was a pull-through.


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Mondooker wrote:

Yes I was responding the the previous poster. And the reason I mentioned about opening slides, especially a large slide. Is it May require the jacks extended to keep level and not put pressure on the frame.


Exactly. I wasn't thinking of that en-route, but when we're at home prepping for a trip, the slides are out. We always bring the slides in to hookup because we have to level the FW to the hitch. Once it's hooked up and we need to do any other packing, we put the front landing gear down, level it hooked up, then bring the slides back out. It doesn't take much to level it in our yard.

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Mondooker wrote:

Hey Cummins12V98, nice paint job on your coach. I ordered my coach with full body paint. Anything as purdy as a fifth wheel needs to show out! I was looking at Alliance and decided against it because they didn’t offer it. I understand they do now. Thanks for joining in.


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MFL wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote: MC trailer is still hooked up.

Hey, you did a great job backing in too, both trailers, nice and straight! [emoticon]

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Well i am good a backing but I can't take credit for it that time!!! I have backed up this combo probably 20' at the most.

It was a pull thru spot.

I wasn't trying to be deceiving about the MC trailer being still hooked. It just was part of the do you disconnect discussion.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I am sure Barney has something he is thinking about but I would also like to know what unhooking has to do with operating the slides?????

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The reason for my post was that the OP asked about parking for an overnight stop, not an extended camp. I have been RVing for many years and most folks I know do not unhook when stopped for one night unless there are other reasons to do so as have already been mentioned in this thread. Our trailers floor plan lets us access all areas of the trailer and use all features with the slide all the way in. We travelled all over and rarely unhooked unless I wanted to get fuel at a particular location that was hard to get into with the trailer attached.
I am actually surprised at the number of you who do unhook almost every time you stop for a night.
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Hey BarneyS, What Coach do you have that allows you so much access? It’s interesting when most do fifth wheel reviews they almost never shown with slides in. Knowing now there is no specific reason to unhook. I don’t quite understand why someone would? If there’s someplace you need to go sure. But otherwise I don’t see the reason for it.

Barney, Do you find the unhitch and re-hitch for gas a big deal? I know you’d prefer not to, but is it that big a deal? And what hitch do you use?

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As was mentioned, with a Chev that has no isolator ( unlike a Ford) you can leave it hitched if you want, but do unplug the 7-pin.


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Mondooker,
Take a look at my earlier post and you will see what trailer I have. There is also a picture of it in my signature.

No, hitching and unhitching are no big deal to me. Just takes a couple of minutes to do and if it makes the refuel easier then I do it. I have a Hensley hitch but have used and owned just about all the different style hitches out there over the years.

The main reason I stay hooked up is that I consider it insurance in case I need to move quickly for some reason or other. Either way, it is not something I loose sleep over.[emoticon]
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Thanks Barney, I agree with you. And to unhook when gas is needed, although not preferred, is certainly doable. At times we don’t know what we have until we get there. I’d rather unhook and get gas instead of going on down the road. And maybe have to unhook anyway. There are also times it seems like car owners just want to mess with us! Most are happy to oblige however.

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BFL13 wrote:

As was mentioned, with a Chev that has no isolator ( unlike a Ford) you can leave it hitched if you want, but do unplug the 7-pin.


Never heard of this. An isolator? We have a Ford and only unplug the pigtail, the 7 pin.

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