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Old 03-16-2013, 03:45 PM
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5th Wheel Questions

Hey guys, just bought myself a 5th wheel RV i'm gonna be pulling around, hitch should be in sometime this week, then i can go snag the trailer, questions are, where is everyone mounting the 7 pin plug in the bed? any spots better than others? What kind of brake controllers are ya'll using? i plan on getting a proportional controller, what brands are good but not gonna blow my wallet, under 100? Just using the factory plug and an adapter off amazon. Hopefully getting the axle fluid changed soon? recommendations on fluid? any other things i need to look into, trailer is around 11k not heavy but not a light one either. thanks
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:43 AM
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I have my plug mounted in the bed just in front of the driver's side wheelwell. I use an older Tekonsha Voyager brake controller. I can't recommend a different one since I've never used some of the newer ones (say like the Tekonsha Prodigy). Maybe some others will chime in on their likes/dislikes as far as that goes. I would recommend a synthetic 75W-140 for the rear end (I use RedLine). Cheers!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:47 AM
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Prodigy is awesome
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:57 AM
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I like the price of the voyager much more than the prodigy as long as it gets the job done.
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Prodigy works much smoother than the voyager, I've got the prodigy in my truck and the son has the voyager in his. To me the difference is worth the extra cost. My plug is in the inner wall of the bed just aft of the wheel well. Makes it easy for my wife [a short person] to reach.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:53 PM
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I will look into the prodigy then, i'm also going to be looking into some towing mirrors as my little nemo mirrors aren't going to cut it, pretty of threads on this,
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I have slip on tow mirrors over my nemo's think they cost like $25 bout 8 years ago, I see them on Craigslist from time to time tho
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you think they are enough to see around a 35' fifth wheel? i was thinking swapping to the four points if i can find a cheap set.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:59 PM
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The prodigy is niiiiice
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:24 PM
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They work good for me, best length I've pulled with them is about 20-25 feet tho, going to a different truck to start pulling with and gonna use the factory 08 mirrors I got on the floor of my garage
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