Suggestions Needed: 5th wheel hitch cover - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-06-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
Name: Gail
Trailer: 2004 19 ft Scamp 19 5th Wheel (Standard Layout)
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Hopefully someone can chime in with a great idea. Over the 4th I was camping with several members of my family. Tuesday morning I was in my 5th wheel putting away few items when I heard and felt a thud followed with some crying. I figured my niece (age 7) and my nephew (age 2 1/2) had been playing with a ball and it had hit my camper and one of them was crying because they were in trouble. No, my 2 1/2 year old nephew (who tends to look where he has been instead of where he is going) had banged his head on the front gooseneck hitch (it was at the perfect height) He ended with with a large bump and some buising but other than that he is fine (he was lucky considering how hard he hit it).

So now I am feeling like a very guilty aunt and am looking for ideas of something to put over the hitch or under the hitch, etc to prevent this from happening again. My first thought was to see if a boxing glove would slip over the hitch.

What other ideas are out there or what do others use?

Thanks for your help.


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Old 07-06-2006, 10:51 PM   #2
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ive seen people get a pole just a little smaller than the ball size and put it in the hitch and on a board on the ground that way if some one hits it it is the pole not just the hitch..

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Old 07-07-2006, 09:13 AM   #3
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Don Daytony is active on the Yahoo Scamper group and he made a padded boot to fit his Scamp 5th wheel. You might want to look at some of his pictures in the Scamper Overflow II section.

In the meantime buy a brightly colored beach towel and wrap it around the hitch. We usually unhitch the trailer but leave the truck parked underneath. That way no one can go through.

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