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JAC1982

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Posted: 01/20/21 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would agree with the suggestion to go on the Montana owners forum to find other 3710FL owners to ask them. It is not a floor plan they make anymore. If I recall from the Montana Owners Facebook group, the High Country 376/377FL has this issue occasionally, but it's a different floor plan and has a rear master with loft above it, so the rear is lower than normal.


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The floor plan would have nothing to do with it. It's a level issue. Lifted truck or hitch height issue.


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Friends almost bought one at the Tampa show last week but the one with the sunken bedroom and loft above but changed their mind just because of this issue. Not sure one without the sunken bedroom would do the same thing


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it would be no more prone than my 39.5 foot cougar. I have scraped it once and that was coming out of a gas station that was built up way higher than the road with a very steep transition. this was my fault as I didnt notice it till it was to lait. I agree that it is most likly not set up level when towing or just plain old operator error like mine was.

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It's just the nature of the Beast. We travel level with our 43' unit and have dragged a few times. You just learn to be careful with driveways and other dips in entrance ways and such.


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We have been all over the US with our 40 ft 5er in my signature line and never had an issue with dragging the rear of the trailer. The trailer sets perfectly level with the truck and and I have a bit over 6 inched bed clearance.

My thoughts are that the OP is riding his trailer nose high which make the trailer rear end low and more prone to dragging.

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TXiceman wrote:

We have been all over the US with our 40 ft 5er in my signature line and never had an issue with dragging the rear of the trailer. The trailer sets perfectly level with the truck and and I have a bit over 6 inched bed clearance.

My thoughts are that the OP is riding his trailer nose high which make the trailer rear end low and more prone to dragging.

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Its possible he's nose high, many are these days with the trucks getting higher ,and higher.

I have dragged my previous fifth wheel three times in the 12 years I had it . 2008 Montana 3400 RL 38 foot long. It didn't have one thing to do with the model. Sure it was prone to dragging under certain circumstances . It actually broke off the wing nut that tightened my Steadyfast stabilizer on a couple of those drags. Totally operator error if you will, it is what it is .If you would of had your fifth wheel where I dragged mine, you most likely would have dragged also . I too have gone thousands of miles with that fifth wheel, sure doesn't make much difference if you put yourself in a situation that it can happen . Some can go thousands of miles ,but remain on flat terrain in ,and out truck stops , and RV parks, and never had a have a problem such as yourself .

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