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Old 05-19-2008, 08:13 PM   #1
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Airstream 5th Wheel hitch questions...

I saw the post for the AS 5er last week in the classifieds and well...I'm buying it!!
I need to get a hitch put on my truck and I'm wondering if anybody knows what kind to get...are they universal or is one better than another??
I realize not many 5th wheelers here but maybe someone has had an SOB and has a suggestion. Wish me luck on this new adventure!

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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If no one chimes in here, you may want to find a more-or-less local RV dealer, and ask what they would recomend. I would ask one of my 5'er neighbors, but they have all gone North for the Summer...

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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Great nab Kismet and welcome aboard.

Once it's in your hands post some pics.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:46 PM   #4
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Try the escapees forum as they have many members who tow with at 5th wheel. The link is Escapees Discussion Forum - Powered by eve community.

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:51 PM   #5
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Thanks, the goal is to fulltime, after fixing it up, never thought we'd find one of these!! Hope we're not getting in over our heads!
It needs tires right now...where do I ask who might know of an RV place in Rhode Island so I can get them to go to it and put some tires on...not too forum savvy....yet!
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #6
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I see B&W recommended frequently, and vendor Ron (of Hensley) is naturally proud of their fifth wheel "TrailerSavr" hitch. That's where I'd start my comparisons and information gathering.

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Old 05-20-2008, 02:44 PM   #7
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Oooh, congratulations, and do please post pics! It looks very nifty!

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