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Old 05-26-2003, 04:18 PM   #1
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One quick question: Please...

Would a 30 foot 5th wheel trailer be to small to tow with a Volvo 610, would the combination
look ok and would there be any other problems
due tot he shorter trailer?

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Old 05-26-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
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I have a 33 foot 5th wheel toy hauler that rides behind Suzy Q (Volvo 610). Rides great, no problems pulling, and U-turns can be done in just under a 3 lane area. There is a large space between the cab and the trailer. That works great for me as I have a platform there to haul stuff. I can stuff 3 dirt bikes (or 1 Goldwing or 1 Valkyrie and a VTX) on the platform and pull the trailer without issues.
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Old 05-27-2003, 04:31 AM   #3
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Thanks Chris..

Did you keep the original 5th wheel that came with the tractor, if so is it a sliding 5th wheel, did the height of the tractors 5th wheel match up ok with respect to the trailer?

What size wheels are on the Volvo? 22 or 24??

I assume your tractor has Adjustable air ride
rear suspension??


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Old 05-27-2003, 07:38 PM   #4
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Kittywhopper,

Hope IM not out of turn here, I can respond
to part of the question. Chris has 22/5s. The hitch height at the top of a Holland hitch is generally about 46" high. I don't think Chris installed an air ride hitch, but IM not sure.

Most of these tractors have air slide hitches. The kingpin on your trailer fits the Holland like a glove.

The chassis suspension on air ride tractors is self adjusting. They adjust to the amount of weight placed on the hitch. The owner can lower the height about 1/2" without a problem.
Doing this tends to soften the ride even further.

I should have a 99 Volvo with autoshift identical to the one on the site below ready to go in about 4 weeks if you have any interest.

onezman

http://onezman.tripod.com/whitehotrvhauler
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Old 05-28-2003, 01:13 PM   #5
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What onezeman says is right on. I'm still stock from what Larry setup for me.

The hitch height was a minor concern of mine until the first hook up. Zero issue. The trailer adjustment range is pretty broad to either side of the hitch height. That translates to fewer problems on inclines and the like. Flat hookups are not a problem, everything hooks up well.

When I was looking for my truck last year, Larry was kind enough to answer my questions (even if I was a little annoying at times). As a non-paid statement: Larry is a good resource to get you set up and his rigs are right on for the RVers needs.
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Old 05-28-2003, 04:00 PM   #6
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Thanks fellas for all the helpful info....
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Old 06-28-2003, 04:59 AM   #7
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I pull a 31' Airstream behind a modified class 8 Freightliner --- no problem with smaller trailer.
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