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Offline El Borrego

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Fifth Wheel Hitch
« on: July 28, 2017, 06:54:57 pm »
Gentleman from Dandridge called yesterday after a couple of texts and then came by after his work to take a look at the Fifth Wheel Travel trailer hitch I had for sale.  He took a few measurements and after some discussion he purchased it.  Going from a  Dodge Dually 1-ton to a Dodge 150..  Wished him well and hopes he gets a lot of use out of it seeing these beautiful lands.

Now Curtie, find someone that wants a good truck, or any of you other gals or guys.  And enjoy your weekend, all of you.

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Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 08:57:32 pm »
Glad you sold it.

Need to try and sell my toad tow bar (sell it cheap).
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Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 10:15:30 pm »
Share some info on the truck. Shouldn't be a hard sale. Same goes for the tow dolly.
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Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 12:04:39 pm »
2003 Dodge 3500 SLT, 8' bed Dually w/positrac rear end, 5.9 liter HO, 305hp Cummins Turbo Diesel, 3:79 rear axle gearing, Automatic Transmission, Quad-Door. Color is Patriot Blue. I ordered this truck so it is a single owner vehicle with a clear title.  I have added the fender flares running boards, a 45 gal. aux. fuel tank the is under the added Tonneau roll-up cover.  I have added mud guards all four wheels with 3 light bar on the rear guards.  Also added lockable tailgate latch, added 8 amber lights on the front wind dam, chrome bug guard to front of hood, Ram emblem to rear cab light and Tribal Grill Inserts on front.  It also has a 700 lb. carrying fold down tray in the rear seat compartment.  For the engine I added an Edge 5 position chip, a K & N air filter and oversized exhaust pipe.  The truck has good Firestone Highway tires, runs great and does not use or leak oil.  It has all of the service tickets and was serviced every 5K miles and only Shell Rotella oil has been used in it.  Transmission serviced every 30K miles. The truck has 214K miles on it and I would not hesitate to take it anywhere. The cab top has clear coat gone and there are several spots where clear coat is going on the hood next to the cowling.  A/C works great as well as the heater.  CD exchanger will not give you back the CD sometimes, radio works great and also has a cassette player.  Grayish tan cloth seat covers and carpets.

Reason for selling:  I no longer have a travel trailer as my wife can no longer travel.  I have a Toyota van and do not need two vehicles any longer.

The selling price is $13,500.00.  Anyone interested contact me at 409-656-3848, this web site or my email is jackie_h_ward@yahoo.com.

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Re: Fifth Wheel Hitch
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 03:08:12 pm »
Share some info on the truck. Shouldn't be a hard sale. Same goes for the tow dolly.

I think expanding on this might be infringing on Jackie's thread, but it is not in competition with his truck.

I am talking a tow bar assembly, not a tow dolly. It is the type that hooks to a ball on vehicle (motor home in my case when we were RVing) and has arms that go to brackets that mounts to the towed vehicle (Ford Escort wagon for some years and a Nissan small pickup with my MC in it for some years).

If I remember correctly it is rated for 5000 lbs. One would have to buy the brackets that fit a particular vehicle (the one being towed) to use it.  Then the rig would mount to those brackets, and swing out to the ball on the towing vehicle. The arms slide to adjust the bars to make it easier to get it attached to the ball on the towing vehicle (that is just a typical trailer towing ball).

I have not checked the recent prices on these, but I would guess somewhere around $350.

Heck $100 for it and a brake assembly and safety cables thrown in. I just want to get rid of it and out of my way as it has been laying in my basement for years since I sold the motor home (unused). My guess new would be over $500 for everything.

The brake assembly attaches to the slide in receiver on towing vehicle and has it's ball to attach the towed vehicle. There is a cable that runs from the brake assembly  thru the fire wall to your towed vehicle brake pedal. When the towing vehicle stops the towed vehicle pushes forward and the assembly winds the cable to pull the brake pedal on the towed vehicle. It is a very simple system that works and makes you legal to pull a towed vehicle.

Most states have a law against pulling a towed vehicle without a brake system. That is another issue that many people ignore (I did myself for a year or so until I bought the brake assembly) and are at risk (liability wise) if ever involved in an accident.

A smart lawyer can find out you are in violation of law to tow more than the towing vehicle is rated to tow without brakes on the towed unit.   

 
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