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5th wheel hitch pictures

Bought a small 5er to pull with the Ranger, so had to install a hitch. Here's the outcome:

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Here's a pic of the SD mirrors that are kinda rigged up for now:

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do ya have a picture of the 5er you're pulling?
 
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Please tell me you're not leaving those mirrors on there.
 
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If your pulling a fifth wheel trailer wouldn't it be WAY over the rangers hauling limits? And those mirrors look so bad
 
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what the ****
 
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please fix that dent on your wheel well. it bugs me. just get behind it and punch it.
 
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please fix that dent on your wheel well. it bugs me. just get behind it and punch it.
It bugs me too.

I know the mirrors don't look the best, but they sure help a ton. I did 800 miles of towing just last week with it.
 
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please fix that dent on your wheel well. it bugs me. just get behind it and punch it.
What dent? He won't be able to pop it out because of the bedliner.
 
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the issue its not that hes towing a 5th wheel.. but how much u towing with it? i do like the morrors.. thow they a lil big but i do feel u it sucks towing witht he stock mirrors.....
 
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Originally Posted by rangerboy101 View Post
What dent? He won't be able to pop it out because of the bedliner.
yes he can, i do it all the time. its actually really easy. just punch it with your palm.
 
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What dent though?
 
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What dent though?
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that one lol
 
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There's one on each side though. My truck has the same ones.
 
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The circled one:
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How much does the 5th wheel weigh? I would be surprised if it was under 5k loaded unless you are hauling Styrofoam lol.
 
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Originally Posted by Woods-Rider View Post
How much does the 5th wheel weigh? I would be surprised if it was under 5k loaded unless you are hauling Styrofoam lol.
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Most 5th wheel trailers empty are close, or over the Ranger's safe tow limit.
 
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a fifth wheel on a ranger... not very smart.
 
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a fifth wheel on a ranger... not very smart.
aww come on it will be fiineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol

 
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Originally Posted by ranger4.0 View Post
If your pulling a fifth wheel trailer wouldn't it be WAY over the rangers hauling limits? And those mirrors look so bad
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the issue its not that hes towing a 5th wheel.. but how much u towing with it? i do like the morrors.. thow they a lil big but i do feel u it sucks towing witht he stock mirrors.....
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How much does the 5th wheel weigh? I would be surprised if it was under 5k loaded unless you are hauling Styrofoam lol.
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x2

Most 5th wheel trailers empty are close, or over the Ranger's safe tow limit.
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a fifth wheel on a ranger... not very smart.
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aww come on it will be fiineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol


It's a 95 Shadow Cruiser. I crossed the scales with a bunch of junk in the bed weighing 8900 pounds total. So much for your big dumb loads.

It looks similar to this (don't have a picture of it):
 
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Isn't the towing capacity only 5k or close to it? 8900 is a lot
 
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Originally Posted by ranger4.0 View Post
Isn't the towing capacity only 5k or close to it? 8900 is a lot
Need to look at the gross combined vehicle weight (GCVW). That's truck and trailer weight added together. For my Ranger its 9500 pounds. I have at least 600 pounds of room, I had a lot of extra junk in the bed of the truck that I don't need.

It pulls like a dream. 5th wheel setups crush even the best weight distribution hitches in terms of handling and ride.
 
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8900 lbs total, as in your rangers weight included right?
 
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where's the capt. Picard FACE PALM pic when ya need one?
 
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oh man.....Ive towed big things with my old 99 for short hits and it wasnt even slightly fun
 
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where's the capt. Picard FACE PALM pic when ya need one?
Ask and you shall receive.
 
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