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Old 09-12-2015, 10:22 AM   #41
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Yes, I think they designed the front of the fifth wheel so you can turn sharp with short bed trucks.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:15 AM   #42
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Hello All,
I have the slider on my Curt and it provides more than enough tailgate clearence and turning radius, it's a must for the SB trucks.

I have used the leveling system a few times without issues. I'm just doing it like my dealer instructed and it has worked fine. I lower the front jack extensions at about halfway and then extend the jacks. Once the truck is gone I lower the jack extensions on the middle and rear as close to the ground as possible and still be able lock them. Then hit auto and wait for it to finish. Unless you're on a super unlevel spot OR I'm just missing something, I don't see the need for blocks under any of the jacks. My middle and rear jack extensions will hit the ground before the jacks even start extending. I set the extensions about an 1"-2" off the ground and let it do it's thing.

One thing to watch for in the main bathroom is the tailpipe pipe going from the sink to the P-Trap on the main drain pipe under the sinks, mine cracked in the sinks. Not the sink - the plastic flange. When mine was plumbed the fittings where the tailpipes connect to the P-Traps were off about 1/2" which put everything in a bind. Which in turn caused the plastic flanges in the sinks to crack. To fix it I bought new flanges, took the main drain pipe under the sink out and cut 1" out of the middle. This will allowed enough movement in the main pipe to be able to properly align everything. I installed a premade rubber coupling hose with hose clamps at the cut, reinstalled everything, aligned everything and tighten it all. That took care of the problem.

Hope this helps.
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You are the second person who posted no leveling issues being done that way. I am looking at Reese 16k with slider rails for mine. How far in does the rv track on a normal two lane road making a turn. In tight parking will it track better to TV when fully extended on the rails or will that make it worse
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You are the second person who posted no leveling issues being done that way. I am looking at Reese 16k with slider rails for mine. How far in does the rv track on a normal two lane road making a turn. In tight parking will it track better to TV when fully extended on the rails or will that make it worse
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I am no expert, but I think MAYBE people are not extending the jack extensions far enough. My dealer told me he rarely hears of any issues doing it the way I described. ??????

I had the Reese 16K with our other unit and it worked fine for 10yrs and is still in use by a friend. On a two lane road I hug the center line and swing as far out as possible to clear the curb. In tight parking being extended helps because you can cut a lot sharper, mine will not hit on a full 90 degree turn extended. The TT reacts a lot quicker.
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Makes sense to me. I was just wondering when going slow and maneuvering would the FW track closer to the TV turn with the hitch slide full back. I have a road on my property up in NY that leads to my site next to the river. There is one 45 turn that is close. My 30 ft TT tracked pretty close to the truck and had plenty of room. I was told the furthest back the hitch point the closer it will track with the truck like tow behinds do
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Makes sense to me. I was just wondering when going slow and maneuvering would the FW track closer to the TV turn with the hitch slide full back. I have a road on my property up in NY that leads to my site next to the river. There is one 45 turn that is close. My 30 ft TT tracked pretty close to the truck and had plenty of room. I was told the furthest back the hitch point the closer it will track with the truck like tow behinds do
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Sorry for the delay in responding. I understand your question, but honestly I have never really noticed a big difference in the tracking in either position.
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Tks for the reply. Once I get my RV I am gonna have to do some turning with measurements to see if I can get to my site. If it gets close I am screwed since the turn is at a hill bottom. I am also gonna find a hill before hand that has plenty of room (on concrete mine is dirt) to make sure I have truck bed to trailer clearsnce when the truck is level at the bottom and the rv is tilted down This will be a learning experience. I trailed a 30 ft boat 10 wide on a triaxle but this is my first fifth wheel
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Tks for the reply. Once I get my RV I am gonna have to do some turning with measurements to see if I can get to my site. If it gets close I am screwed since the turn is at a hill bottom. I am also gonna find a hill before hand that has plenty of room (on concrete mine is dirt) to make sure I have truck bed to trailer clearsnce when the truck is level at the bottom and the rv is tilted down This will be a learning experience. I trailed a 30 ft boat 10 wide on a triaxle but this is my first fifth wheel
When we got our first FW, I took it to a large parking lot early on a Sunday morning and just drove around and pulling into parking spaces. It really helped, you find out real quick what your limits are, without destroying anything.
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Believe me that is my first thing on my list. Not only the practice but to mark and measure the rv track to TV track on radius turns. Might have to get my access road widened. I will have way more questions in the future
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Hello All,
Still waiting on our 36 FBTS, Ordered July 17th, original completion date was Sept 21 and new estimated completion is now Oct 13th....

Anyone else's build delayed??

Learning lots through everyone here... Thanks TexasRT for starting the thread..
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