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08-16-2018, 08:22 PM
I know this is a difficult question to answer but here goes.

What is approximately the distance from the 5th wheel hitch front lip to the front of the trailer. Just an average, I know there are a million models but I just need an estimate.

I'm going down to the local RV dealer to measure some but I wanted input from you all.

Reason? I found a very good deal through a friend in New Mexico. He has a International 4900 with a sleeper unit behind the single cab. It was never finish so just a hull but in perfect condition.

There isn't a 5th wheel hitch on it, it was a flatbed but am I assuming right that the hitch would be centered on the rear single axle?

Thanks for any help.

08-16-2018, 08:38 PM
Our front cap extends approx. 2' forward of the pin. To front edge of pin-box approx. 18".
Hitch would generally be placed so pin is 1-2" forward of single axle center. Likewise pin 1-2" forward of measured center(s) between twin screws.