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Old 05-31-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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Unhitching a 5th Wheel

OK, I'm still new at this. Only did it once and that was with assistance.
This is my best recollection. I might be recalling it wrong so please, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

1). Lower tailgate

2). Lower front legs down 1/2 way using electric switch

3). Lower the rest of the front legs by pulling pins and letting drop to floor.

4). Insert pins back into legs

5). Raise front legs of RV to take pressure off pin in hitch

6). Drop rear legs to about 1 -2 " from ground and insert pin

7). Chock the tires

8). Pull pin unlocking the hitch handle

9). Release the hitch

10). Disconnect safety breakaway wire

11). Disconnect cable from trailer lights to truck

12). Pull truck away from camper

13). Use self leveler

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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This part will be a bit different for everyone, depending on the type of leveling gear they have. Mine is hydraulic, so I can't say for certainty... but it appears you have the basic idea.
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Only thing I would add is when you first get into the camp spot you need to get the trailer level side to side. There are all kinds of different ways to do that so If you need ideas just ask.
After that like Tom said you have the basics down.
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.....when you first get into the camp spot you need to get the trailer level side to side.......
Can I do that when the hitch is still connected? I am not assuming anything.

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Can I do that when the hitch is still connected? I am not assuming anything.

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Not sure with all your fancy auto leveling equipment, but I always level my camper side to side with lynx blocks under the wheels before I unhook.
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Not sure with all your fancy auto leveling equipment, but I always level my camper side to side with lynx blocks under the wheels before I unhook.
Ditto... done that for years, until I bought the current motor home that has auto leveling. Still use the blocks occasionally.

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