Fifth Wheel Placement

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by DevJohnson, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. bamamac

    bamamac Medium Load Member

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    Great advice!
     
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  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Tanks and flats won't tear up the truck.

    Steps and rgns will. And need to be positioned farther back.
     
  4. JTAN

    JTAN Light Load Member

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    That's about how I set mine for most loads...center king pin at center of drives worked purty good ...but its gonna depend on weight as usual...
     
  5. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    I think then main thing is 5th wheel pivot should be at least "slightly ahead" of dead center of two rear drive axles. Last thing you want is for ADDED cargo weight to REDUCE weight on steer axle which can potentially happen if behind center.
     
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