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#1nobby

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Posted: 07/08/18 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK....this thread was more of a social experiment. I'm happy to say that it didn't work out the way I thought it would have.

The TV Police did not take the bait.

Back to the trailer....hard to know what the story is but I spent 10 minutes beside it in Friday traffic....and it has been neglected or abused or both.

Cargo straps keeping the slides in and the awning stowed. Trim missing, cracked window...etc. My guess is that it was heading for auction.

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I broke down once and got hauled in by a flatbed. He put my van on the truck and pulled the 30'TT behind it. No problem.


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The TV gives ne meaning to "duallies". [emoticon]


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I have the same trailer that I tow with an 87 Ford Ranger, no problems. Should be okay for the one in the picture.

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Npdchief07 wrote:

I have the same trailer that I tow with an 87 Ford Ranger, no problems. Should be okay for the one in the picture.


Oh oh. Now you've done it.

Put on something flame retardant.

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gbopp wrote:

You don't hear people complain because they have too much truck.

I've seen the damage caused by too much truck on a Holiday Rambler 5th wheel and a small travel trailer. Something is going to give. If not suspension, it will be structure.


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Ok, so now that my 5th wheel is home safe, I’m looking for a new TV.

Anyone know where I can get a fifth wheel hitch for a Ridgeline?


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Hannibal wrote:

gbopp wrote:

You don't hear people complain because they have too much truck.

I've seen the damage caused by too much truck on a Holiday Rambler 5th wheel and a small travel trailer. Something is going to give. If not suspension, it will be structure.


Thats absurd......I would love to hear that scenario explained? Better tell that to the RV transport contractors who might tow a 3500 lb GVWR single axle Starcraft Launch to the dealer in Philly from Elkhardt with an F450.

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#1nobby wrote:

OK....this thread was more of a social experiment. I'm happy to say that it didn't work out the way I thought it would have.

The TV Police did not take the bait.

Back to the trailer....hard to know what the story is but I spent 10 minutes beside it in Friday traffic....and it has been neglected or abused or both.

Cargo straps keeping the slides in and the awning stowed. Trim missing, cracked window...etc. My guess is that it was heading for auction.


Wonder if it was in an accident, maybe flipped on its side?


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Hannibal wrote:

gbopp wrote:

You don't hear people complain because they have too much truck.

I've seen the damage caused by too much truck on a Holiday Rambler 5th wheel and a small travel trailer. Something is going to give. If not suspension, it will be structure.

That is not because it is too much truck, that is because the idiot driving the truck drove inappropriately for that trailer. The trailer doesn't know if it is hooked to a Smart For Two car or a semi tractor. It only knows it is hooked to a trailer hitch ball. Everything else is how the driver abuses it.


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