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Old 10-24-2012, 12:55 PM   #15
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thanks all. seems like I'll test out the 'neutral method' and if that resolved the majority of my hitch issues, I'll be one happier camper. :-)
If not then maybe a different hitch.

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Oh, yeah! the old rule that 'if DW is unhappy, so is everyone else' gets a new one with 'if the driver isn't happy unhitching, neither is anyone else'.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #16
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The few times I have had an issue I have used the netural method.
Trailer wheels chocked, legs extended.
Put the truck in netural and let let the truck posistion itself. Set the e brake and put transmission back into park. If the draw handel is still tight, extend trailer legs slightly.
Has worked every time for me. Always chock trailer and set E brake.
Keep the rubber side down.
97 Dodge Ram 3500, Reese 22K

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:49 AM   #17
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I am new to pulling a 5er and a couple times it has been hard to pull the release lever. But once pulled, the trailer would settle back against the wheel chocks. thus the reason for the lever being hard to pull. Thanks for the netural method information. I will use that in the future.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:17 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by didymop View Post
We've had Glide Ride pin box on 5th Wheel and B&W hitch in truck...
I have the same combo.

Excellent set-up. Never a problem hitching or unhitching.

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