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Room to Slide

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

After having to reposition my fifth-wheel when discovering that I could not fully extend the slide without hitting the power pedestal, I made an indicator. I got a piece of 2-by-2-inch wood that is about 6 inches longer than the distance from the extended slide to the outside of the fifth-wheel’s tires, and I painted it red. Once I place the indicator on the ground between the pedestal and the campsite, I can tell just where to back my fifth-wheel into position. I drilled a couple of holes in the 2-by-2 so I can add landscape spikes to raise it, if needed, so it’s more visible when parking on grass.

Gale Carlson | Lake City, Minnesota


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