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    • Hey guys,

      Back with a couple more questions concerning proper measurements. I am getting closer to being ready to place/install the 5th wheel hitch on our Freightliner FL60. 

      We are removing the old service body that is currently on the truck and will be either cutting the frame rails or adding to them at the rear of the truck....whichever is best or necessary. 

      The two dimensions I am hoping to learn are....

      1. what is the measurement from the center of the kingpin to the rear of most typical truck bumpers? I want to cut (or add) to the rear of the frame rails and add a bumper set up of some sort with a receiver

      2. what is the height from the ground to the top of the typical 5th wheel plate? I am trying to determine where the hitch will be placed on the frame rails...whether we will need to shim up or install below the frame rails.

      I hope my questions make sense. Thanks again, Phil  
    • And therein lies the difference between a driver, and a steering wheel holder.  I have a feeling you are the former.
    • This is all that it tells you but gives no forms 1. Complete your “RV Weight Information Sheet” (please fill out two copies)   Your personal information   Your vehicle information, obtained from vehicle, manuals, and data plates   Your tire information, obtained from the sidewall of the tire 2. As sure that your RV is in the correct configuration for weighing!   Normal passenger load   Normal load of personal property (stuff)   Full fresh water   Full fuel and propane   No gray or black water   Towed vehicle in place 3 . If your RV is a travel trailer or 5 th wheel, please bring the tow vehicle to the scale first without the trailer attached, but with normal passenger and equipment load, so we can record its unloaded weights. Then, hitch up the trailer and return to the scale to complete the weighing process. If you are arriving from outside the area the morning of your weighing appointment, you may alternately bring the to w vehicle, with trailer attached, directly to the scale. After the initial weighing, we will direct you to a site where you may unhitch and temporarily park your trailer or 5 th wheel to allow us to weigh the tow vehicle by itself to complete the weighing p rocess. 4. Motorhomes towing vehicles 4 - down may weigh with the tow car attached or separate , as vehicles on towbars do not affect the motorhome's weight distribution (Towbars have essentially zero tongue weight). Motorhomes towing trailers must arrive at the scale with the trailer attached and loaded to ensure accurate weight analysi
    • Kirk there are no forms on that website. The download for either Livingston or Congress just tells you to fill out the form but there is none that I can find
    • That's what the Mobley is, a new wireless phone that runs off of car (or some type of adapter).  Comes with it's own phone number already installed, ready to go right out of the box.  You're getting 'phone' and account at the same time.  Not sure why this is so hard?