Re: Pulling 5TH wheel
Depending on the trailer, I agree with the others, you might be over weight. They do make some very light "ultra light" units these days. So I'm not going to jump to conclusions on that one...rv salesmen will sometimes say anything to sell a unit.
With that being said, make sure to give yourself plenty of stopping room. Make sure you got your brake controller dialed in. I like to do some slow rolling easy stops as I pull out of the neighborhood and dial it in so that it grabs, but doesn't "jerk" the truck. You will feel it if set too high. You also don't want to step on the brakes and not feel it grab. Play a little bit and you will figure out what feels good.
I don't like using grease on my fifth wheel plate because it seems to "jump" off the plate and get on whatever I am wearing. So I like to buy the polymer lube plates - they are merely white plastic plates that you slip up on your king pin on the trailer and act as the lube between the fifth wheel king pin and hitch plate. Just put some grease on the pin itself and that is it. Much cleaner and doesn't seem to get on all my clothes.
I've heard great things about ride-rite air springs, and am considering picking a set up. Depending on where you are driving (hilling, hot, etc). The additional trans cooler might be a good thing. So far, I don't see much above 170 for a trans temp pulling my 5er (see sig), so I haven't considered it. That is even in the mountains when it is 95+ degrees.
Practice your wide turns when you make right 90 degree turns. They take a little practice to keep it in the road/lane and not go over the curb!
In general, take it easy for those first few runs until you comfortable with it! Everything takes longer - speeding up, and especially slowing down, lane changes, etc. It won't take long and you will be feeling more confident.
Finally, for backing it up, bring some two way radios (walkie-talkies) and have someone guide you if you need help. Make sure to use drivers side and passengers side instead of "left" or "right". Then there is no misinterpretation. It doesn't take long and backing up becomes no big deal. But the first few times can be a bit of work. We've all been there, so don't worry about it!
Sorry this is so long...good luck and have fun!
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2004 Jayco 325bhs 5er - no mods....YET...can you mod a 5th wheel trailer????
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