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Solarman

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Posted: 05/29/20 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a large fifth wheel and a tight corner to back around into our RV spot behind the house. I can do it but it often takes up to ten tries to get it just right. I saw something somewhere about some kind of extension that moves the pin location back, which should make backing easier. I'm not referring to a sliding hitch like for a short bed, it's something else but now I can't find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?


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Posted: 05/29/20 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A Reese Revolution/Sidewinder Pin Box moves pivot point back roughly 22"
Wedge Locks out the mvement at 5th wheel hitch and then pin box rotates on a turret back at pin box mount location


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5th wheel dolly

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A few short forwards & backwards with the truck to get a head start on the turn angle works wonders & is much cheaper than a new hitch & dolly.


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Posted: 05/29/20 08:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Practice!





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Posted: 05/29/20 09:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PopUp brand 10" pin box extension.

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My gate is narrow and the turn is tight. Dropping the 5er a couple times to reposition the truck works best for me to reduce stress of jack knifing or hitting the corner of the house.


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Retired JSO wrote:

Practice!


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With some practice you will be able to put a 5th wheel in as tight of a spot if not tighter than you could with the bumper pull trailer.

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garyp4951 wrote:

5th wheel dolly


Does it have brakes?

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Solarman wrote:

We have a large fifth wheel and a tight corner to back around into our RV spot behind the house. I can do it but it often takes up to ten tries to get it just right. I saw something somewhere about some kind of extension that moves the pin location back, which should make backing easier. I'm not referring to a sliding hitch like for a short bed, it's something else but now I can't find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?


I have basically the same situation, I am getting better at it. 10 foot RV pad for a 8 foot wide RV . House on one side , property line on the other. Too narrow of a street to get a good angle backing in, it takes a couple or three or four shots . As said repetition helps.

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