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Old 03-30-2009, 03:52 AM   #1
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Can this bumper pull setup really be safe?!
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Can this bumper pull setup really be safe?!
When I was at Scamp last year I asked about this kind of setup, they said they had heard of them and wished they hadn't.

So I guess NO is the answer.

I would trust it just to move it around the driveway and no further.
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I would think it was not all that safe. As long as the tow vehicle could handle the hitch weight, I would imagine it would not be a problem though, but you are totally negating one of the best reasons to get a 5th wheel in the first place, the stability it offers with the weight right over the rear axle.
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I would think it was not all that safe. As long as the tow vehicle could handle the hitch weight, I would imagine it would not be a problem though, but you are totally negating one of the best reasons to get a 5th wheel in the first place, the stability it offers with the weight right over the rear axle.
I've seen a bumper-pull conversion hanging on the bumper of a 4 wheel drive pick-up... (in fact, it was the first Scamp 5th wheel I had seen) - buzzing right along about 70 mph.... My thoughts were "what is that? A fruit-picker conversion?" Sorta reminded me of the 53 Chev station wagon I had seen in my younger days that was made into a camp trailer being pulled by some migrant workers in Southern Idaho........ Larry
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I've seen a bumper-pull conversion hanging on the bumper of a 4 wheel drive pick-up... (in fact, it was the first Scamp 5th wheel I had seen) - buzzing right along about 70 mph.... My thoughts were "what is that? A fruit-picker conversion?" Sorta reminded me of the 53 Chev station wagon I had seen in my younger days that was made into a camp trailer being pulled by some migrant workers in Southern Idaho........ Larry
And my guess is you gave it a wide berth......
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