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    Default one Landmark and one Bighorn

    We just came back from a week-long stay in Montgomery Tx. and saw a 2955 Bighorn across the street from us and a Landmark Monticello that was parked about 6 spaces away from the Bighorn.

    The Landmark had the darndest tow dolly that I've ever seen. The owner uses a Ford F-350 with a camper cover over the bed and tows his fifth wheel with a tow dolly. It hitches up to the receiver hitch, and then uses a conventional fifth wheel hitch on the dolly to pull the trailer. This rig would allow the full use of your truck bed, but I don't see any other practical use for it. Maybe someone has also seen a rig like this one and can shed some light on it?
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    Could have been a Hitch Buddy.

    A person's need for one could be varied. If you had say a diesel powered Excursion or Suburban, needed the people carrying capacity and wanted to tow a 5er - as an example.

    I understand they are an expensive proposition but it could solve a dilema for some.

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    Hitch Buddy

    Jim,

    I have a hitch buddy on order and should be here in two weeks. For me I drive and F350 but I need to keep a shell on my truck for my mobility scooter due to polio. This way I have the right truck to tow my big horn and still have use of my scooter lift and shell.

    When I get it all hooked up I will take pictures to post here.

    Bill

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    Hi Bill,

    Sounds like a great solution for your situation. That's great that there is an option like that to tow a 5er when needed. I'd love to see it. Maybe you can join us for the rally the first weekend in June.

    Jim

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    How in the world would you back with the Hitch Buddy? I would think that it would be impossible!
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    Backing up really shouldn't be any different than backing up and "A" train. Instead of turning opposite with the trailer you would turn like you would without the trailer.

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    On the hitch buddy website there is a couple of videos of driving and backing up. The hitch buddy tires scrub a little, but it goes fairly smoothly.

    http://www.hitch-buddy.com

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    Thanks for posting the pictures Jim.

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    I guess it would take some gettin use to. I bet you would get a lot of looks and questions when parking at CG

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    I get questions at every campsite we go to. It makes for an interesting conversation point.

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    Hey Bill,

    How does that thing dis-connect?? Is it stable enough to just dis-connect from the bumper hitch like a regular TT?? Or do you dis-connect the king pin first??

    Does it need weight distribution, and sway bars??

    I'm just curious!
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