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My Teton pin comes down at 45 degree. This puts the pin under the front about 10". I have hitch on truck mounted just back on center of axle and really can't go further back. I cannot make a 90 degree turn backing, close but not. Have not hit yet but it would. This park I'm in now it got real close as I had a tight spot to get in. Interested in putting a Mor Ride Rubber pin box on camper and would benefit me to use an offset unit. Would that overload box?

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My DRV had an offset pin, the trail air unit. It had 4800# pin. DRV puts them on units with 6k pins.I do have a 6k pin on Teton. Does Lippert make a better pin box than Teton??? It may be too much. I do need some more clearance. Was hoping someone had done this.

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Not sure what you're asking, but I do want to point out that 90º turns are absolute murder on your trailer tires.

I know and avoid when I can. This park is 30 miles from my work. Closest one we could get. It is an old park and never built with large units in mind.

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If I moved the hitch back in truck bed 8" it would clear, not much though. Pin is maybe 1" behind center line of axle now. This maybe better but I don't know how much weight that will remove from front axle. the hitch is 24" long so it will spread the weight over this area.

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I maybe fretting over nothing. I have 6ish" clearance from center of pin to edge of camper but my pin is 10 inches under the front of my camper. That 10" goes away at 90 degrees but getting to 90 it may hit on the bed rack in front. It got close and scared me when I back our Teton in this small rv park. I should have got out and looked at it. When I was contemplating an off set pin box I was only contemplating 12". An HDT would not have presented these problems but it just will be more problems. There is nowhere in this park for it. All the bigger parks are taken. Lots of construction here.

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Glenn, I have the clearance but I'm not so sure a 90° spin is something I would attempt with my triple-axle Teton :blink:

Perhaps it would be an option in loose gravel but it would put tremendous strain on tires, rims and suspension parts on solid pavement.

Mark

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I never got to 90 I was measuring and was checking that. Where it may hit is the rack on the front of my bed. I had to really cut it hard to get in here. Not my idea of a good park. Old and not really built for campers this size. I don't want to do this either. This park is dirt with two concrete slabs camper sits on. Bad thing about refinery shutdown work if you don't get in on first waves all the parks are taken. That 10" set back on the pin is what hurting my clearance.

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