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Old 10-29-2013, 06:38 PM   #11
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Just Ordered 1st Fifth Wheel

Congrats on the new 5er you are going to enjoy how it pulls especially with the 350 dually. Biggest thing is to not forget it's back there. I use truck stops about 90% of the time to fuel much easier to get in and out . Last year I pulled an 05 Designer RL31 with the RZR behind I was about 64 ft long over 5,000 miles . The new rig is a 36REQS . This is my second Jayco after having the designer for 9 years and four trips from Michigan to South Texas and AZ . Still looks new and has been trouble free. Enjoy your new rig happy trails
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the well wishes and great advice to a 5vr newbie!
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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Congrats on new unit. You will enjoy it. They pull great. Happy Trails
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:07 PM   #14
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We made the switch to a 5er 2 years ago. LOVE the way it tows, no more white knuckle towing and that help DW relax as well. Like said before, don't forget it's back there as I've caught myself exceeding the speed limit HARD CORE. It's easy to do when it tows like a dream.
Now for some useful info, Always before raising the landing gear to drive off on your trip, make sure your hitch is locked into place, only raise them like 2-3", get in vehicle and apply trailer brakes only and try to pull forward. This will make sure you're hooked together and latched, and if your not it should hopefully miss your side rails of the truck bed. If you raise all the way up and are not latched 100%, you'll soon know.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #15
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Thanks for that handy and important tip!
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:50 PM   #16
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We use a checklist. Unlike your TT, with the fiver if a chatty neighbor distracts you things can get ugly. Every time, before I pull the release handle on that hitch I pause to ENSURE that I have daylight visible on the hitch, wheels chocked, weight on landing gear, and tailgate down.

A checklist is your best insurance. Have fun!!
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:17 PM   #17
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Congrats on your new 5th wheel, we just order a 2014 Eagle Touring Edition 28.5 RKDS 5th wheel
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #18
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Will do and thanks!
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Congratulations to you and we will have to keep in touch! Going from TT to 5th wheel is a bit daunting but we are excited!
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