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Old 05-23-2018, 09:34 AM   #21
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Test pull is good advice. Thanks
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:01 PM   #22
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Do a pull test with the 5er wheels blocked and the landing legs an inch or so off the ground to keep the 5er from dropping on your truck if the jaws are not properly locked. Pull TV forward until you feel pressure. If jaws are locked and hold against this pressure the 5er is properly hitched.



Some folks do add the hitch add on mentioned earlier to “catch” the kingpin if the hitch jaws fail.


Thanks, I appreciate it.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:47 AM   #23
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Before you do a test pull, do a visual inspection of 5th connections, there will be indicators that show the connection is latched. No sense in temping fate.
PS, do this before you lift landing legs or remove chocks. Friend of mine got interrupted during his hookup sequence, didn't check, lifted his landing legs and watched his trailer roll back a foot.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:04 AM   #24
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Before you do a test pull, do a visual inspection of 5th connections, there will be indicators that show the connection is latched. No sense in temping fate.
PS, do this before you lift landing legs or remove chocks. Friend of mine got interrupted during his hookup sequence, didn't check, lifted his landing legs and watched his trailer roll back a foot.
Good point Brent. That is very important and you should never assume the hitch is good to go without a visual inspection.
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