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Old 12-18-2014, 05:19 AM   #11
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how much of the trailer length you can subtract from the overall length being it over hangs the truck


Huh?
Sorry I wasn't to clear. I was wondering about overall length that included the tow vehicle. So let's say my truck is 20' long and I have a 5er that is 30' long. So I know the total overall length of tv and 5er wouldn't be 50' being that part of the trailer is overtop the bed of the truck. Does it over hang by 3' or so? Then my overall length of tv and 5er would be 47' if I were to subtract that 3'. Hopefully that makes a little more sense.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:15 AM   #12
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Sorry I wasn't to clear. I was wondering about overall length that included the tow vehicle. So let's say my truck is 20' long and I have a 5er that is 30' long. So I know the total overall length of tv and 5er wouldn't be 50' being that part of the trailer is overtop the bed of the truck. Does it over hang by 3' or so? Then my overall length of tv and 5er would be 47' if I were to subtract that 3'. Hopefully that makes a little more sense.
Approx. 4 feet with a "short" bed. Measure from the center of your rear axle to where the ball sits for a bumper tow. That'll give you a rough idea.
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I don't think there will be a correct (precise) answer here due to differences between trailers and their TVs.

With my previous bumper mount camper I used a WDH - which displaced the ball several inches back. However now, using a bed mounted hitch, the mounting point has moved forward - perhaps the 4 feet previously mentioned.

But the leading edge of my current 5th sits several feet (?) ahead of the mounting point.
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We did, but only because we finally got into the seasonal campground of our dreams. Our little hybrid was getting very dirty leaving it on site and I didn't want to wreck it. We sold it to a great young couple and bought an older used 5th wheel. We had a ton of fun with our hybrid over the years but our days of travelling to camp are over. We are set on our seasonal site as long as the Lord is willing.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:45 PM   #15
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The outside length of my 36 FW is about 40'. When I compared how far the rear bumper of my FW was behind my TV to my 33' TT it's about the same. The FW tows better and is quicker to set up, and is roomier and nicer inside. Of course it was more expensive. Beside the cost of Truck don't forget to add the cost of a Fifth-wheel Hitch.
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