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Old 04-12-2024, 09:58 AM   #21
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^^^^^What he said. One experience was enough! No more lube plate and I look even closer now.
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Old 04-12-2024, 02:56 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ChuckS View Post
Just had to be a “High Hitch” .. while I always do a pull test BEFORE I do that I have a bright mag light and I look at that RV Pin th make sure the shoulder of the pin is in fact BELOW THE JAWS… and of course verify the jaws are wrapped around the pin and properly closed.. then I do my pull test ..
I do the same thing. Before closing the tailgate, I slide between it and the trailer to be sure the kingpin is correctly engaged. The OP had his guardian angel riding shotgun that day!
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Old 04-12-2024, 04:34 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by jdl636 View Post
I also have the B&W. Do you have a lube plate on your trailer pin? These can contribute to high hitching and jaws not closing also.

I have used a lube plate since day one with my B&W hitch, never had it cause any problems. You can see it in the photo. There is still space between the bottom of the jaws and the flange on the kingpin.

If you are slightly high the jaws will not close.

The best practice is to have the kingpin plate plate low enough that it hits the center of the ramp on the hitch, it will force the hitch down as you back into the hitch.

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