Sometimes while you are staying in an RV full time, things fail.
And also sometimes, essential things break in the middle of nowhere.
Recently, I bent both of our RV trailer hitch rails attempting to back into a tight spot at our RV park. I had been attempting to loosen up the RV hitch from the “tow” position into the “maneuver” position and then the darn thing bent in the bed of our truck.
The RV trailer hitch is the very important equpiment used to tow the fifth wheel RV. If perhaps it’s damaged, you are not moving anyplace anytime soon.
And if the rails are bent (even lightly), you cannot take a chance on it and begin driving along with it.
Must it be mentioned that if you are RVing full time across the country along with a spouse as well as 2 kids, you don’t like the 5th wheel RV to drop of the back of a pickup truck?
We’ve got a Reese Sliding Hitch, and not surprisingly, we don’t recommend you get that equipment
We do advise the Husky RV Sliding Hitch instead.
As opposed to the Reese Sliding Hitch, the Husky RV Hitch carries more support with RV hitch rails because they are also screwed on to the frame of the vehicle. Also, since it’s so secure, you are less likely to bend one.
The Reese rails are bolted in the bed of the truck.
I’m not at all specialized RVing master, but that doesn’t appear as if a good thing when you are hauling 6 tons.
When we purchased our truck, we’ve got the hitch as the extra from the car dealership (the other place we don’t really recommend – but shall remain nameless) and they gaveus all the cheaper hitch.
Just what are the chances of a dealership doing that?
$537.99 and a picturesque ride to the Wisconsin countryside later, we got our RV hitch rails repaired out in Wisconsin at Mound View RV in Belmont, Wisconsin.
Thankfully that RV stores in the Mid west are almost as very common as corn fields.
If you’re considering about RVing full time, plan for things failing and also plan for anything not going just exactly as you planned it – despite the fact that you planned it as well as you could.
Things always go badly, especially if you are total full time RVing amateurs just like us.
However get up again, analyze how to solve your main problem and get it done. Even if it can cost you some money to make it done properly, you should not be skimpy or cut corners when you’re hauling a 6 ton RV behemoth.