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Old 06-24-2011, 04:58 PM
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Here are pictures of my botched hitch install, courtesy of Camping World in St Augustine, FL. http://s1088.photobucket.com/albums/i330/NORFLA71/
Anyone with a fifth wheel will see the problems immedately.

Right now I am in contact with one of their managers who will, hopefully, resolve this issue to my satifaction without litigation.
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As I dont have a 5th wheel but am getting one soon, what exactly am I looking at here? So that when I go to get mine installed I will know if something is wrong.
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From what i see it looks like the messed up with the placement of the bolts by putting them on the low part of the bed and they did not use any washers for backing. Own a trailer but not a fifth wheel so that would be my guess. I'm also camping world screwed up like that because the one up by me in new jersey has always done a professional job on any work they have done for me
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If the spacing requires that the bolts pass through a channel area, vs. a rib area, of the bed, appropriate spacers are to be installed.
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wow...shows how much I know...i thought you'd want movement front/back not side to side.
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Why does it look like they put the required spacer under the rail NEXT to the bolt?

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Honestly, the installer looked like he may have been "chemically enhanced" when I talked to him.

The spacers are all in the wrong place and the tube spacers in the C chanel under the bed are missing; the installer swears they were not included.
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Total BS...that installer is an accident causing fool...
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Let him know about the lawsuit from a runaway trailer you are helping him to avoid by having him re-do the installation correctly.
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Speaking of runaway trailers, I saw a couple of nasty wrecks yesterday. One was a new Ram 1500 wedged between the guard rail (back end jacked up) and its trailer, mangled when the sway took over. The other was a new Chevy HD, roof flattened, after taking an offramp too fast.

I'm getting back in contact with them today and they will fix it; I am pulling the trailer up to VA for a couple of week stay.
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