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    I have a M750 van trailer that I need to get from GL in Hooks. I had a commercial trucker try to pick it up and he said couldn't hook up because the kingpin is set so far back the landing legs hit the rear of his truck. Will I have problems hooking this trailer up to a M275A2 or a M818? I figure a dolly would also work but I don't have access to a dolly.

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    The commercial Guy needs a sliding fifth wheel that goes back, as well. Even then, they might need to have the mud flap hangers that come all the way off. If he had one of those with the fixed flaps, they can hook on the landing gear when he turns. Either that or get somebody with a two axel tractor (single rear). That will get it for sure. Its not that the pin setting is so far back on your trailer (probably its 36"), but that the landing gear on those older trailers are set pretty far foreward. Especially on the shorter trailers. When they were parked loaded & had to be unloaded from the rear (like at a dock), they could get nose heavy as they were unloaded, and would overbalance & tip on its nose.

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    I don't think you will have trouble hooking it with the military tractors, They were bobed off pretty close and also the frames were tapered off nice. That is not often the case with the highway transports. If the frame isn't tapered off & the trailer has a goose neck in the frame, there can be interference. Any bobtailed tractor (single rear axle), should not have a problem. When you get it home & hook it, have somebody watch the clearance, while you jack knife it. Also keep in mind, if you are on uneven ground, you will need more clearance. Its a mess, if you ever get into one of those spots, jack knifed, with the frames/landing gear hooked & binding. Speaking from experience!

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    The manual does make good reading. The M750 uses the M295A1 Chassis and has a standard 2 in. kingpin for use with fifth wheel of standard 5-ton or 2 1/2 ton, 6 x 6. Wayne
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    Works just fine with the M275A2 but it's a bit heavy. Check it out!
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    It's probably heavy because there is an M108 attached at the rear.
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    Well, that did make it a little heavier.
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    This shows mine hooked to my M52 .
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    Yesterday at the Fontana yard, We were poking around and they have one of those trailers with another genset mounted above the fifthwheel. I wanted the boarding ladder out of it, but no go. Asked tom when they got it and I gues it's been there for a few years! There is way too much stuff there!
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    I have three of these trailers. The driver I assume didn't know the landing legs fold up, they will clear his mud flaps then. I would try Trailer Transit, Inc. They have picked up all three of mine. My .02.

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