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packpe89

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Posted: 05/26/21 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice! Thinking I will try the AUH when I move from a TT to a fiver. Use my gooseneck on occasion.

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millesecond wrote:

WHAT is AUH???

Andersen Ultimate Hitch
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2004 Sunnybrook Titan 30FKS TT
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Former tow vehicles were 2016 Ram 2500 CTD, 2002 Ford F250, 7.3 PSD


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packpe89 wrote:

Nice! Thinking I will try the AUH when I move from a TT to a fiver. Use my gooseneck on occasion.


When you go to a 5th wheel, the Trailersaver will be your ultimate hitch. Its really in a league by itself haha.


2017 Chevy HD 3500 Dually LTZ D/A combo crew cab / Bilstein 4600's / Ride Rite air bags w remote / 50 gal transfer flow Aux tank / Trailersaver BD5
2020 Arctic Fox 32-5m with most options + 17.5 wheel & tire combo

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Congrats, OP! Your rig looks great!

As you have found, backing a fiver is quite a bit different than a travel trailer. It's important to remember that they are slower to react to a turn while backing, but turn quickly once they start so it is important to follow it around quickly. Further, backing a fiver in on the blind side is much harder than a TT because once the trailer starts to turn it limits your visibility severely, where a TT is further back from the truck and easier to see. All it takes is a bit of practice and you'll be a pro! [emoticon]


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2008 Corsair Excella Platinum 34.5 CKTS fifth wheel with winter package & disc brakes

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Congrats on the new 5er! We hope to join the ranks of 5th wheel owners very soon as well.

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Looks like a nice setup you have there! I'm a bit envious, though. I used to own a great setup until a stroke took me out of full timing and RVing in general. Having gone through various campers and motorhomes, I found a fiver/truck combo was the best for me. A fiver with slides makes an excellent full timer home, beating by far having to live in an apartment setting, which I need to do now. Here's wishing you years of enjoyment with your recent acquisition. [emoticon]


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Very nice. Enjoy!

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