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Message posted by tony lock29/11/2017 at 8:24am
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Hi i was thinking of buying a 5th wheel caravan. But i wasnt sure if we can use them on normal camp sites. In the uk.The size i was looking at is 30ft by 8ft when side pulls out. Any info would be welcome thanks

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Message posted by birdman10129/11/2017 at 8:54am
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Club pitches are 7m x5m. I have been on commercial sites with 5th wheels on,but you will probably have to get prior arrangement with owners and pay for more than one pitch as you would need two pitches back to back.

Message posted by navver29/11/2017 at 7:46pm
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I think some sites will and some won't. I've certainly seen some on some sites but mostly will be very few pitches big enough to take them. Presumably you need parking for the truck as well.

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What happens if your tow vehicle breaks down, can you get a 5th wheel van recovered?

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I never thought about that.

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Message posted by Mike300330/11/2017 at 8:30am
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Quote: Originally posted by Bernie47 on 29/11/2017
What happens if your tow vehicle breaks down, can you get a 5th wheel van recovered?



That is a good point Bernie47. I love pick up trucks and often think a 5th wheeler a good idea, but can they be easily moved without an adapted vehicle.........Like a caravan.

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Message posted by Johnnie Boy30/11/2017 at 8:09pm
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I've seen most 5th wheels on show grounds outdoor events etc where they have plenty of space to manoeuvre, also grass pitches on some camp sites.

Bad enough reversing a caravan on some sites... not like you can unhitch and engage a motor mover.

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There is a 5th wheel forum.
http://www.fifthwheelownersclub.com/Forum/showthread.php?tid=1696

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Yes they fit on virtually all pitches, you dimensions of 8ft by 30ft makes them no bigger than a large twin axle and certainly smaller than a large van with awning.
The hitch is on the middle of the bed, in front of the rear wheels of the tug, so maneuvering is far easier than a large caravan.
I love the concept but have not taken the plunge.
Note that the UK built ones are generally more compact than the US or Aussy ones.
Stayed on a site in wales where a chap was towing a 40ft one with a RAM 3500. The biggest rig I have ever seen.

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We saw one on the Sandringham C&CC site in July. Not a massive one, but a reasonable size. I'd love one, but way out of my price range.

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Message posted by ClaireMike2105/12/2017 at 10:54am
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My Motorhome is 9 meters loads of club sites now have big pitches we haven’t had any problems

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