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LFHenderson

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New 5W and our first trip.
« on: December 28, 2017, 06:10:41 PM »
We purchase a new Durango G384RLT the Friday before Christmas and will be taking our first short trip in it next week. It has already taught me that our road and driveway are way narrower than I thought. Nothing like trying to back in 40ft of 5W and 20ft of truck off of a single lane road.
Durango Gold G384RLT

prfcdoc

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Re: New 5W and our first trip.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 07:15:10 PM »
Ha! Welcome to the forum. We're in the process of looking at a 5th wheel that's about 40' long and I've been concerned about exactly what you're describing.
Bob
Bob & Kathy
2017 F350, Diesel
5th wheel: 2016 Cedar Creek Champagne 🥂

LFHenderson

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Re: New 5W and our first trip.
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 09:39:45 AM »
We got home with it from the dealer and after 3 attempts to back in with it dark I gave up and pulled into the driveway ( have room to turn around in our drive or pasture).
Durango Gold G384RLT

jackiemac

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Re: New 5W and our first trip.
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 09:41:46 AM »
Congratulations on your new purchase. I'm sure you'll get used to the reversing with practice!

Good luck and safe travels.
Jackie n Steve - Happy Scottish Travellers

2017 Heartland Sundance 288rls
2016 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4L Hemi

Travelling in US until 30th October 2018

edjunior

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Re: New 5W and our first trip.
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 06:43:01 PM »
Yep.  Practice makes...well, better.  As many times as I've done this, it still takes me a couple to a few tries to get it all lined up.  This was my old truck, a Crew Cab longbed.  I now have a Crew Cab shortbed.  It's only a little better.  It still takes me a time or two to get it lined up just right.  And I have a wider driveway now.

Ed.....KF5INW
MSgt, USAF, Retired
2019 F-250 XLT, 6.7L PSD
2010 Forest River Wildcat 28RKBS
"I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!"