Installing a Reese 16k hitch!!

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  1. PreacherNed

    PreacherNed Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, we've just said a fond farewell to our beloved Swift 590 motorhome and we've bought a Nissan Navara to tow our recently acquired Calder Leisure Extreme 5th wheeler. The pick up has air suspension and electric braking systems installed, and I have all the necessary parts to fit the Reese Hitch. Unfortunately I don't have any instructions on fitting.

    Has anybody out there got the necessary instructions, or could tell me where I can get them from?

    Grateful for any help you can give us.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    Preacher Ned:Doh:
     
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    you would be best to look at this site http://www.reeseprod.com/ which will give you a very good idea on how to fit a fifth wheel coupling and where to fit it - bear in mind they do not do kits for Euro pickups so it is the basic fits all standard kit - it does need to be a very good fit and worth spending time and money getting it correct. If in doubt I would be inclined to speak to Calder for exact info. Feel free to PM me if think I can help although I have never fitted one to a Nav.
     
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    Hi Preacher Ned

    Did you buy the fifth wheel from Calder? They usually fit the hitch, sort brakes and air suspension as a job lot and also replate the combination to a GTW of 6500kg. I understand that they fit quite a large number of hitches to Navaras, as this seems to be the most commonly used vehicle for their fifth wheels so they certainly have the expertise.
    They are most probably at the Caravan show at the NEC in Birmingham this week and as you appear to be based in the West Midlands it could well be worth your while to drop in and ask their advice.

    Best wishes

    John
     
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    Hi Preacher Ned

    Landy Lover is right - check out the Reese website, they have fitting guides on there. This was what we used when we fitted ours to our L200 3 years ago.

    If you have problems finding one let me know and I'll search the office to see if we still have it around.

    Good luck with the 5er. :thumb: We still love ours as much as we did 3 years ago.

    Gill
     
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    is yours a sidewinder?


    Hi Bill

    I was looking at the 2010 parts book and came across what I think you have on your landrover - it is on page 765 ..a sidewinder? Funny never paid a lot of attention to the 5th wheel parts until after we meet you.

    It is amazing what is available from Reece, super glide and Pullrite... even ones that move so you can get better clearance when you turn the 5th wheel. Even ones that come all the way out so you can use the bed for other uses.

    Bob

    p.s I trust that cheese is keeping well?:thumb:
     

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