5th wheel hitch on a Tundra 2006

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5th wheel hitch on a Tundra 2006

We are new to the Scamp world. Need help on how to install our 5th wheel 1983 hitch on a 2006 Tundra short bed.

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I just installed one...Go to

I just installed one...Go to Uhaul.

They were 1k less than Camping world.

Knew exactly what they were doing.

Got the new rig home this weekend with no incident.

Perry P

 

PS...I had never towed one before!

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Perry

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Welcome!

Welcome!

I'm not a 5th Wheel person so I probably can't help much, but we have quite a few members with 5th Wheels so I'm sure someone will offer up some good advice.  Do you have the gooseneck hitch already and just need to know how it should be attached to the bed of the truck??

 

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See my post on electric brake

See my post on electric brake control.

Uhaul thought I might not need on...but I did.

And after trying towing it...I really did need it.

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Perry

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5th Wheel Hitch on Tundra

 1.  I notice Scamp is now selling a new re-moveable type that is mounted on rails.  (Can anyone out there tell me definitely that new Scamp models come with the new type hitch?)

2.   I have a 2007 Scamp 5er deluxe.  The hitch was installed by the Scamp factory.   Since you indicated your 5er is a 1983, I’m assuming it came with an old style hitch - (From the factory owner's manual:  Hitch consists of two "L" brackets installed beside the wheel wells, a 4" cross member holds the 2" ball.

Specific to the 5er:  40" to top of ball.  If the sides  of the truck are higher than 48", a raised axle may be necessary.

 

The most critical measurement is that the center of the ball on the hitch cannot be more than 60" from the corner of the bumper, otherwise the bumper may hit the trailer when turning corners.  If you need more specific installation instructions, I would be glad to PM them to you.  - - Earl A.

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My 2012 came with a Reese

My 2012 came with a Reese Gooseneck style hitch which pins to rails.

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Perry

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5th wheel hitch

Thanks for the info Perry.  I am assuming then that all 5ers since a certain date come with a Reese style hitch.

Now all we have to find out is when did they make the change.  - - Earl

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Older 5er couplers

A little more on the 5er coupling. The older 5ers with LP tanks outside the frame rails have a different coupling tube. On the newer 5ers with inboard LP tanks the coupling tube extends out from the trailer at a single angle. On the older Scamps the tube extends out at about the same angle but not as far and near the coupling the tube turns and goes straight down several inches to the coupling. I don't think the tube extends out and down as much as the newer 5ers. On the older 5ers if you want to move the LP tanks inboard of the frame rails or lift the trailer you may also need to modify/extend the coupling tube. 

Eddie