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Old 10-21-2016, 08:32 PM   #15
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So e slideouts have an emergency crank that comes with then so if the electric goes out you can manually crank it in.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:29 AM   #16
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Wow, Donna D: thanks for directing me to that discussion thread about Lance vs Bigfoot. It was an eye opener. Also, everyone that has responded here, thanks for your candor. We are now deciding the Lance is NOT the way to go. My husband does not like the idea of a 5th wheel due to losing the daily use of his truck with the hook-up device in place. So now I will begin looking at the tow trailers recommended here, with a permanent big bed (don't like the idea twin beds).
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My husband does not like the idea of a 5th wheel due to losing the daily use of his truck with the hook-up device in place.
This is easily overcome, and I do it on a regular basis. I installed a B&W gooseneck hitch that leaves the bed smooth when not in use. To it I attach the Andersen Ultimate Hitch, which weights about 35 lbs and takes less than a minute to install or remove.

I do home renovations for a living, and appreciate the ease in which I can remove my fifth wheel hitch.
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This is easily overcome, and I do it on a regular basis. I installed a B&W gooseneck hitch that leaves the bed smooth when not in use. To it I attach the Andersen Ultimate Hitch, which weights about 35 lbs and takes less than a minute to install or remove.

I do home renovations for a living, and appreciate the ease in which I can remove my fifth wheel hitch.
I have not heard of these items, and am seriously excited to hear you say this is easy. My husband is 62 and not as strong as he once was. Do you think it would be easy enough for him? Also, can these items be used with any of the fiberglass 5th wheels?
I have been looking at the tow trailers, and not happy with how long they have to be to have the large, permanent bed. We really did not want to go over 17' if possible.
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I have not heard of these items, and am seriously excited to hear you say this is easy. My husband is 62 and not as strong as he once was. Do you think it would be easy enough for him? Also, can these items be used with any of the fiberglass 5th wheels?
I have been looking at the tow trailers, and not happy with how long they have to be to have the large, permanent bed. We really did not want to go over 17' if possible.
I am 59, and it is a piece of cake for me. But then, I just spent the day hauling sidewalk blocks around.

Seriously though, it is real easy to deal with. As long as you can get into the bed of the truck, the rest is easy peasy and very light. I have handed the hitch over the side of the box to my wife.

There are very few fibreglass fifth wheels. I think the only ones in production are the Escape at 21'-2" (but some of that is over the truck bed) and the Scamp 19'. I am not very familiar with the Scamp, but know a few who had them who moved up to the Escape. Bigfoot used to make them too, and you might find a used one.
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I think the Scamp 19 requires crawling over, if memory serves.
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Glen is right. The person far forward must crawl over the other one to get out of bed. Also: How tall R U. 6ft and above do not fit well i. That bed.
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