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frater_secessus [5th wheel]
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frater_secessus [5th wheel]
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 5th wheel (fiver) trailers are similar to bumper pulls but the trailer rests on the "fifth wheel" mounted in the bed of the tow vehicle. ​ They tend to be larger and heavier than bumper pulls. 5th wheel (fiver) trailers are similar to bumper pulls but the trailer rests on the "fifth wheel" mounted in the bed of the tow vehicle. ​ They tend to be larger and heavier than bumper pulls.
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     * 5th wheel pulling distributes the load onto the tow vehicle more effectively than does bumper pull.  This may mean the ability to pull more trailer or use less truck.     * 5th wheel pulling distributes the load onto the tow vehicle more effectively than does bumper pull.  This may mean the ability to pull more trailer or use less truck.
     * since the articulation point is in the bed instead of on the bumper the "​fiver"​ can negotiate even tighter turns     * since the articulation point is in the bed instead of on the bumper the "​fiver"​ can negotiate even tighter turns
-    * luxury and amenities competitive with [[rv:Class A|Class A motorhomes]].+    * luxury and amenities competitive with [[rv:class a|Class A motorhomes]].
   * **CON**   * **CON**
     * requires special receiving plate in the bed of the truck     * requires special receiving plate in the bed of the truck
     * the presence of the 5th wheel receiver in the bed restricts the use of the bed for cargo     * the presence of the 5th wheel receiver in the bed restricts the use of the bed for cargo
-    * "​dropping"​ a 5th wheel trailer off the hitch (ie, without putting down the jacks) ​can be result in expensive damage+    * [[https://​ditchingsuburbia.com/​blog/​dropping-a-fifth-wheel-trailer|"​dropping"​ a 5th wheel trailer off the hitch]] can be result in expensive damage
     * the front (sleeping area) of fivers can be very tall, limiting access to some locations     * the front (sleeping area) of fivers can be very tall, limiting access to some locations
  
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