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- Jul 8, 2009
Try it with a 5th wheel.Has this happened to anyone else?
It was probably 6 years ago at an overnight stop in PA...We pulled into the spot, dropped the jack, and the moment it came off the ball, the 35', 8,000lb, trailer begins to roll. Do I get out of the way? No! Do I run to grab boards or chocks to slide under the wheels? No! Do I yell at everyone in the area to look out? No! What do I do? I grab onto the tongue as though my 5'6" super-strength is going to somehow manage to stop the 4 ton trailer from rolling down a hill!You should have seen me trying to hold the trailer back after it cleared the ball.
Yep, some scary stuff with a FW. I backed onto my level parking pad along side of my house. Got out of the truck, didn't put any wheel chocks out, didn't put my tailgate down, didn't put down my landing gear, pulled the "unlock" lever on my FW hitch … FW slide off the hitch head and the tailgate stopped the FW. Thank goodness the pin box contacted the tailgate before the FW had a chance to crash down. Talk about a pucker factorTry it with a 5th wheel.
Sailun tires, Goodyear 614's and I have heard good things about Carlisle Tires. Boar Tires would be overkill on your trailer as they are for heavy fifth wheels.Lets talk Tires, my 2015 Jayco feather-lite 23f - factory tires have about 6500 miles on them.. while they show little or no wear, i think its time to replace them. Anyone have a recommendation on brands. st175-80r 13.. I thought about buying new tires and wheels and using the old tires for spares. thanks SamBuster
Check your brakes and coolant levels. Then enjoy the Fort.Howdy folks,
I am towing my 32 ft travel trailer to the fort next month from Virginia. I have a 2012 1500 Silverado with about 164,000 miles. I have worked on vehicles since high school. I just started towing our trailer last year. I have done most routine maintenance so far. I changed out the front and rear gear oil, engine oil last month. Transfer case was done last year, and transmission was serviced done about 4 months ago.
My question is what else should I do before we leave?