The Bent RV Trailer Hitch along with other Full Time RVing Tales of Woe

Posted by on May 22, 2012 | No Comments

Sometimes while you are staying in an RV full time, things fail.

And also at times, important things break in the middle of nowhere.

Recently, I damaged both of the RV trailer hitch rails attempting to back into a tight spot at our RV car park. I had been trying to loosen up the RV hitch from a “tow” position to the “maneuver” position and the darn thing bent in the bed of our truck.

The RV trailer hitch is a extremely important equpiment that are used to tow the fifth wheel RV. When it is broken, you are not moving anyplace soon.

And when the rails are bent (just slightly), you just cannot take a chance on it and start driving along with it.

Does it need to be said that if you’re RVing full time across the country with a spouse as well as 2 kids, you do not want the 5th wheel RV to fall off of the back of a pick up truck?

We’ve got a Reese Sliding Hitch, and not surprisingly, we don’t recommend you get that equipment

We all do advise using the Husky RV Sliding Hitch instead.

Unlike the Reese Sliding Hitch, the Husky RV Hitch carries a lot more support on the RV hitch rails as it is also screwed on to the frame of the pickup truck. And also, since its so stable, you’re less likely to bend one.

The Reese rails are bolted in the bed of the truck.

I’m no technical RVing master, but that does not seem like a excellent thing when you are hauling 6 tons.

As soon as we purchased our truck, we’ve got the hitch as the additional from the dealership (the other place we don’t really recommend – also will remain mysterious) and these people gaveall of us the lower priced hitch.

What are the chances for a car dealership actually doing that?

$537.99 and also a beautiful journey to the Wisconsin country side later, we got our own RV hitch rails repaired out in Wisconsin at Mound View RV in Belmont, Wisconsin.

Thank God that RV shops in the Mid west are almost as common as corn fields.

By chance you’re considering about RVing full time, prepare for the things failing and also plan for all the things not going just exactly as you have prepared it – even if you planned it as well as you could.

Things always go badly, especially if you are total full time RVing amateurs just like us.

But simply get back up, find out ideal way to deal with your main problem and take action. Even though it costs you some money to get it done properly, you should not conserve money or cut corners when you are hauling a 6 ton RV behemoth.

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