Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-09-2011, 04:59 PM   #15
Well Preserved

1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,364
Originally Posted by jcm83houtx View Post
What are yalls opinion on towing a jeep behind an AS fifth wheel. What does AS
recommend? Im looking into "stiffening up the rear bumper...maybe welding in 3/16 square tubing @ 6' in front of the existing bumper and then tying in with shorter sections of square tubing @ 5". A hitch was welded on by a prior owner but I think i might grind these welds out and weld myself.

Any thoughts??
Since you asked my thoughts:
1) I think you'll be making a mistake.
2) The dealership I work for will be happy to perform the repairs that will be required after you do this. They will no doubt be expensive.
3) There will be no warranty on those repairs.

Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 11:53 AM   #16
2 Rivet Member
1989 35' Argosy 5th Wheel
houston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 21
overlander, what would you do to reinforce the frame.
angle in the corners?..crossbracing?..flat bar along the sides of the frame?
What would you do?
btw, I weld high pressure vessels at oil refineries for a living.

jcm83houtx is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEW: 5th Wheel Airstream Airtrekker Boondocking 38 06-25-2016 09:52 PM
Towing with a TDI VW Jetta PA BAMBI II Tow Vehicles 102 07-21-2011 09:27 AM
Need wheel, and wheel cover oldcar29 Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 4 07-05-2011 02:09 PM
Wheel and tire Combo Mr & Mrs S Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 2 05-09-2011 10:10 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.