Broken 5 th wheel tongue

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Poppa, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Poppa

    Poppa Member

    I made several trips down I-55 and Hwy 23 to Vinice LA.

    The last trip I made back up I noticed the front of my 5 th wheel was drooping some.

    When I go home and began to unhook, I found that the front crossmember where the hitch is attached was bowed up about 4 inches. urther investigation revealed the hitch ah torn away from the 5 by 2 tubing in the frons and crushed part of the 5 x 2 tubing in the rear.

    So much for Louisiana roads and by the way I was traveling at 45 to 50 on the interstate to help prevent the see sawing motion.

    I am replacing the 5 x 2 x 1/8 tubing with 5 x 2 x 1/4. My thought is that it will spread the load odt instead of concentration it.

    Has anyone else had a problem like this
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Broken 5 th wheel tongue

    Well, Poppa, I don't have a 5ver, but I'd be weighing in to see if maybe the load was a leetle bit too much.
  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Broken 5 th wheel tongue

    poppa there was a recall on the 5th wheel cougar for a weak frame on the front but I don't remember which year model it was.

Share This Page