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Towing FAIL! These people hitch their fifth wheel backwards!

OMG! Our eyeballs nearly popped out of our heads when we saw this. Can you believe this is real? These people hitched up their fifth wheel backward. We can only imagine the damage this will cause!!

What would you do if you were pumping gas and saw this person drive away like this? We sure hope someone ran up and told them to stop driving…

Thanks to reader Thomas Sisson for sending. Thomas wrote, “Thought you guys might enjoy this one.” We don’t know if “enjoy” is exactly the right word. We did enjoy it, but we also cringed, screamed, covered our eyes…

Anyway, watch for yourself and we’re sure you’ll do all those things too.

##RVT994

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debbiedo1971
6 months ago

Ok. I am a new RVer and have not even pulled my travel trailer off the lot. I need to know what damages could happen and why it is dangerous to haul a fifth wheel the way it was shown in the video.
My first guess is weight distribution
But I honestly don’t know and am curious as to why this should not be done. Please do not try to make me feel stupid either. It is a good time to educate new RVers.

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RV Staff
6 months ago
Reply to  debbiedo1971

Hi, debbie. You can see that the hitch which would normally be in the bed of a pickup truck for hauling the trailer is at the back of the trailer. But if you read the comments under the post, someone suggested that maybe they didn’t have a pickup truck at the time they bought this fifth wheel, and this was the only way they could haul it home. Happy RVing! 😀 –Diane

Larry Lee
6 months ago

Looks like the amount of traction remaining on the rear/drive wheels is minimal making the whole ‘device’ highly subjact to jack-knifing if driven at even moderate highway speeds. Plus no brake lights, excessive weight on the SUV’s front suspension & bearings, and way excessive creativity on the owner/driver’s part. Just hope he was not going far, like maybe just across the parking lot!

Barnjai
6 months ago

I like that when they back into a site their bed will be facing the “view” and not the road. People gotta camp!

Cam Daddy
1 year ago

They actually make dollies for people without a truck https://www.safetytowingsystems.com/2013/05/auto-connect-and-drive-away/

Seann Fox
1 year ago

Obviously photoshopped if you look at how high the back end is riding

Lynne Edwards
1 year ago
Reply to  Seann Fox

Riding high because the front of the 5th wheel is weighing down. Wish I knew the story behind this!

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago

I don’t see ANY way this is “clearly” Photoshopped.

Ed K
1 year ago

Driving a Chevy, can’t expect any more.

Mark B
1 year ago
Reply to  Ed K

🙄 Just curious,,, are you 16? 🙄

Impavid
1 year ago

As the saying goes, you can’t fix stupid, BUT, you can muffle the sound with duct tape.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Impavid

Ha! I read the comment before I saw who wrote it. My first thought, “This sounds like something Impavid would say!” 😆 Have a great day! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

WEB
1 year ago

Shoulda done it this way…
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RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  WEB

Ha Ha! Thanks, WEB! Have a great day, and a Happy Easter! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Dan
1 year ago

Wouldn’t give a nickel for what’s left of the front wheel bearings……
Isn’t tongue weight supposed to be a negative number????

Crowman
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan

No positive 10 percent of the trailers weight.

Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Crowman

Yeah.. I was just goofing on this guy…..I have a weigh safe hitch..

BadWolfe
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan

Thanks for posting. I was not aware of that product. Looks very smart.

Linda F
1 year ago

Is is possible they just got it and the only way they could move it was backwards? They didn’t have a pickup truck with them, obviously. Hopefully they didn’t have to go far.

Bob p
6 months ago
Reply to  Linda F

They had to install a hitch on the trailer.

Susan
1 year ago

I assume they got a great deal on a fifth wheel but couldn’t afford a new truck to haul it. I call in ingenuity! Lets hope it doesn’t do any damage to their SUV and they enjoy their camping trip.

BadWolfe
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

I’m with you. Looked like quality ingenuity at its finest right there. Sort of like the “Red/Green” show.
Ain’t got no 5th Wheel Truck but need to get it home? Figured out ‘nother way!

Gordy B
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWolfe

A panic stop would likely result in lifting the rear wheels of the tow vehicle off the ground causing a jackknife and resulting accident. The tow suspension is already stretched due to excessive rear weight, also any speed would result in the rear swaying.

BadWolfe
1 year ago
Reply to  Gordy B

Good point!

linda s gray
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

agree!!

Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

Do you want to behind a 5th wheel with NO tail lights? Yikes! It’s ingenious,but nuts!

Dave
1 year ago

This MUST be an April Fools joke.

Bob P
1 year ago

Talk about the journey!

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