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Old 03-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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5th wheel hitch

I have had this hitch for 20 years used it on 4 diffrent rv's
I have looked on the internet can't find anything about it
does anybody have one and do you think 20 years is it
time to change it out? the one thing I like about it is the
3/4 by 3" bar that goes across the front of the king pin.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Husky and RBW make hitches with the slider bar.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Cat320 looks like rbw is what I have, all I can find on the
internet is 3 for sale and those look like they are rated at 12000#
and 3000# down so I should be ok I just hate to take it somewhere
to be checked out, worried they will say yea you need one because
they want to sell one.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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As long as it is still sound (and they're pretty easy to inspect) then I don't see why you'd change it out as long as it meets your needs.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
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It dose have a little play in it when you start off from stop signs
the bar that goes across the front has a wear spot on it my fault
I did not grease that part for years and it started making noise
put the grease on it all quite now.
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If it works use it. If it doesnt work get a new one.
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I had one for 10 years and it looks like a RBW 15000 lb,I also had a little play in mine. I noticed that the straight bar started to wear a small curve in the bar where the pin
would always be resting on it. I think the flat bar against the curved pin will eventually wear over time and will give you some play.I just relaced mjne with a Curt Q-5 20000lb hitch. I love my new hitch,it has a higher load rating,and much quieter when nothing hooked up to it.It has a rubberized block under the head to keep it from bouncing around.I got it for 499.00 plus free shipping to the house which was a great deal.
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