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newbie canuck

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hi; new to 5th wheeling. bought 26 ft. triple e and having receiver installed today on f150 short box. I know i need a sidewinder extension but my issue is i need to pickup trailer and get it to hitch guys to install it. Can this be done. carefully. without sidewinder?

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Posted: 07/04/18 08:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you asked hitch guys to transport the new 5er?


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There is no way I would consider doing this. Trade the truck for a 250/2500 and move on.


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Or if you aren't into buying a new truck, if your pin weight is reasonable as is the trailer weight (no idear what a 26' triple e is...) then there's no reason the truck can't be capable of pulling it, save for when you say short bed, do you mean short short or medium short?
I'd be cautious of the 5.5 bed and actually being able to get the pin over the axle at all.


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And does "new to 5th wheeling" mean new to towing or just 5vers?
Donno has a point in that different peeps have differnet skills, abilities and comfort levels and a bigger truck than what you have IS the "safer" answer if you're totally inexperienced with this.
Also intended use and duty cycle come into play, I'd suggest doing some reading first if you have questions. You didn't post much info to chew over and "F150" could mean base model NA 6 banger work truck, Raptor, or it could mean Eco boost max tow max payload, etc etc. totally differnet capabilities.

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If it's anything like my friends unit it's about 8,000 pounds empty.

Unless you've got a 5 liter truck with a deep rear end ratio you're going to be pretty overloaded.

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You people don’t know the weight of his 5er or the ratings on his truck and your already pAssing judgement. Why don’t you just Answer the question asked or keep quit until you know what you are talking about (translation: facts not guesses).

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Triple E is the MFG
Here's a link to 2008. There's other years also.
Nice looking units.
https://cdn.ltvdns.com/tripleerv.com/downloads/pdf/2008/topaz_2008_brochure.pdf

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thanks guys; Got it done. I'll post better info next time.

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nickthehunter wrote:

You people don’t know the weight of his 5er or the ratings on his truck and your already pAssing judgement. Why don’t you just Answer the question asked or keep quit until you know what you are talking about (translation: facts not guesses).


That was my first thought...just answer the question!!

That guy didn't ask any questions about the truck's capabilities in towing the trailer...that is so annoying.

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