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Old 03-07-2010, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Parking with a 5th wheel

I found this on YouTube. It kinda remind's me of Mike's Insight.
Here's the EM discussion thread: Electric fifth wheel (DIY through the road parallel hybrid)

I wonder whether it's electric, or somehow coupled to the drivetrain?

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Old 03-07-2010, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can hear him rev the engine as he parks it so it must be mechanically driven.

Pretty darn clever.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...a 4-wheel drive transmission with the "rear" drive-shaft directly driving that wheel instead of the aft transaxle? with maybe a hydraulic lift to shove the wheel assembly down upon command?
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I remember seeing this on a Corolla, and found a link for it - From the archives: Students build their own parallel parking system — Autoblog

And reading those comments, found a Youtube video for an even older version of it:

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I remember the turning radius being a selling point on the old subes, with awd...all while they never shipped it with the axles torqued correct, and they self pulverized going straight.. kinda funny.

If to live in a locale with this 5th wheel ingenuity, it is quite clever. I personally would be garbage pick my way out into the hills and become a wild animal hunting hermit first.

I am glad there is patience...so way beyond mine.

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