Snow And Ice On Fifth Wheel

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kevko's Comment
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Got in to work today and there was a few good inches of snow and ice on the fifth wheel. I managed to clean it off okay without taking off too much grease, but is there a proper way this should be done? It didn't seem right just leaving it. Or when you couple, does the trailer apron do all the work for you?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I don't think I ever cleaned off the snow off the 5th wheel. I just let the apron scrape it off. We usually have some mechanics floating around here that might offer a good reason to clean it off that I wasn't aware of.

Old School's Comment
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Same goes for me. I never have cleaned any snow off my fifth wheel. I just let the apron do the job. I have heard people say that packed snow kept the jaws from engaging properly, but that's something that you should always confirm before driving away anyway.

kevko's Comment
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I have heard people say that packed snow kept the jaws from engaging properly, but that's something that you should always confirm before driving away anyway.

This was my concern. Don't need to drop a trailer my first year. Or ever, for that matter.

Thanks guys.

G-Town's Comment
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Like OS and Brett, I never cleaned snow off my 5th-wheel. If the height is set properly, the lip will scrape all of it off.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Got in to work today and there was a few good inches of snow and ice on the fifth wheel. I managed to clean it off okay without taking off too much grease, but is there a proper way this should be done? It didn't seem right just leaving it. Or when you couple, does the trailer apron do all the work for you?

All you have to do is drive to Miami, that will take care of it rofl-2.gifdancing-dog.gif

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Got in to work today and there was a few good inches of snow and ice on the fifth wheel. I managed to clean it off okay without taking off too much grease, but is there a proper way this should be done? It didn't seem right just leaving it. Or when you couple, does the trailer apron do all the work for you?

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All you have to do is drive to Miami, that will take care of it rofl-2.gifdancing-dog.gif

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