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Old 08-18-2019, 02:30 PM   #1
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Items needed for new Fifth Wheel

Hi Everyone,

We recently purchased a Jayco Eagle HTX Fifth Wheel. We have been camping for years with Travel Trailers. I知 sure I have pretty much all the required items needed. What I知 looking for are suggestions that are Fifth Wheel specific items that I値l need. We pick up the new one on September 5th.
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:48 PM   #2
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Only thing I壇 add that you may or may not already have is more wood or LEGO blocks for the leveling jacks. Limiting the amount of stroke on those is key to successful use of that system. Beyond that, it should be a direct transfer of 都tuff.
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To start, how about a bottle of champagne to christen her
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:59 PM   #4
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Congrats on your purchase.
Before you imbibe in the champagne, install Steadyfast Stabilizers to knock out most of the wiggle. Works great for my fiver. 3 bars, easy install, easy use.

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Old 08-18-2019, 04:33 PM   #5
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Jeff!!! Nice to see you. It’s been awhile. I was at my mom’s last year about this time and did some fishing at your favorite place....Fools Hollow. Caught some nice trout.
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X2 on the lego blocks and the Champagne! A 5'ver is arguably more complicated to level, and the Champagne, well, why not?! Your new rig will have more space for that.


Good luck and keep us posted.


Oh, and how do you drive that Coast Guard Cutter around Kalamazoo?


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Old 08-18-2019, 05:59 PM   #7
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A 5'ver is arguably more complicated to level ...

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Yep, I'll argue that I unhook the FW and press the "magic" auto level button, 2 minutes later and it's level.
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Measuring your exact height of the trailer and remember it or note it on the dash.
Scale your combo and truck so you know your weights.
Have bare minimum of 6" bed rail/tailgate clearance. 7" or greater is ideal.

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X2 on the lego blocks and the Champagne! A 5'ver is arguably more complicated to level, and the Champagne, well, why not?! Your new rig will have more space for that.


Good luck and keep us posted.


Oh, and how do you drive that Coast Guard Cutter around Kalamazoo?


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LOL on the Coast Guard Cutter. That is the CGC Monomoy. It was my favorite Duty station when I was serving. Now she is serving over in the Persian Gulf. All the Island Class Cutters which the Monomoy is are starting to phased out.
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We didn’t get the auto leveling system on ours. It wasn’t an option that was installed. Ours 5er was on the lot. For leveling our TT’s we have always used the Anderson Levelers. I have always had good luck with them. Once it is level, the stabilizers hit the ground.
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