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Need to tow a 5th wheel, but no 5th wheel????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by uglytruk, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk 1/2 ton status

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    Cool gizmo ($6000!) I just saw on evilbay...

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  2. Russell

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    How would you back up with that thing?
     
  3. gmcjimmy88

    gmcjimmy88 1/2 ton status

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    Do a search for hitchbuddy. I went to thier site one time before, awesome idea and looks very well built.
     
  4. goldwing2000

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    Veeerrrryyyyy ssssllllooowwwwlllllyyyyyyy. :eek1:
     
  5. gmcjimmy88

    gmcjimmy88 1/2 ton status

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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That was posted about a year ago on towrig.com, the sister site. We basically made fun of the thing.

    I wouldn't use it, I want all of the tongue weight sitting on the frame of my truck spread across both axles. I wouldn't feel comfortable with that thing at all.
     
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    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    Ditto, I wouldn't like it. Why would you buy a fifth wheel trailer if you own a dokota?
     
  8. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Exactly, you have no business towing any kind of 5th wheel with almost any kind of SUV or 1/2ton pickup.

    There is only three vehicles I can think of that are SUV's and have factory ratings high enough to pull a 5th wheel.

    Ford Excursion
    later model 3/4ton Burbs
    3/4 Avalanche.

    With that, if your market for that stupid thing was narrowed down to owners that had these vehicles and actually wanted to pull something large enough that requires 5th wheel status.... I think you'd go broke as there just wouldn't be enough customers.
     
  9. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Looks to me like it would have a negative affect on the tounge weight of that $hitty contraption....

    No thanks. I'll stick with a nice WD hitch and a smaller trailer.
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    I have seen similar items being used out on the highway, they were Hotshot guys though, and were transporting the trailers for sale somewhere,,,

    They had the first trailer hooked up like normal on the truck, then had a dolly similar to this behind using this type of dolly (similar). Both trailers obviously were not the super long ones either :p:
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thats normal setup for a class 8 truck with doubles. It's completely different in that setup though, your front trailer isn't a drive axle, and the rest of the rig easily outweighs the last trailer so it's much harder for that trailer to push around the rest of the rig.
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    as i said,,,similar setup, :wink1: the one posted up in that pic to me is just plain ugly,,,i personally wouldn't do it
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, it just looks so silly....
     
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    $6000? Buy an older BB 3/4 ton or 1 ton 2 wheel drive for less and feel safer then that. I'd love to see someone panick stop with that behind a Tahoe or 1/2 ton pickup:eek1:
     
  15. uglytruk

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    Looks like no tongue weight. Struts bolted to receiver.
    Still much prefer a 3/4 ton...
     
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    I was just thinking of a contraption setup like that....but not like thought it would be any good....
     

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