Originally Posted by Vicki A.
No one here will install a fixed hitch...
Originally Posted by FMLNM
They are thinking of a 'normal' sized fifth wheel not the Escape or Scamp.....most hitch shops have never seen one of the fiberglass 5ers... You should have brought them a picture.
I agree that the hitch shop may be keeping their client from getting a hitch installed too close to the cab to clear the expected width of the trailer, and the Escape is narrower. Other small fifth-wheels have been just as narrow as an Escape, but they were uncommon.
Escape is creeping up on those big trailers, though...
2.00 m / 80" - original Escape 5.0
2.24 m / 88" - current Escape 5.0 TA
2.44 m / 96" - traditional full-sized RV
2.60 m / 102" - maximum legal RV (now common "widebody")