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Old 06-13-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hitch question

Was wondering if changing from a slider double pivot hitch to a fixed double pivot hitch would mean less clunking on starts and stops.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:46 PM   #2
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A slider shouldn't contribute to clunking, but it is possible. Is there any way to see if your hitch is moving when you take off? Maybe you can ride in the back and have someone try moving forward and backward in a parking lot to see what is going on? It is possible that there is a bit of pin slop also that may be the problem.
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There's a little pin slop for sure. I did drive a tapered plastic wedge under the rollers and there was a noticeable difference. I'll try to find an acquaintance with a fixed hitch I can use for a test drive before making the change.
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Anything Made by B&W will cure your problem. NO slop!
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:39 AM   #5
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Anything Made by B&W will cure your problem. NO slop!

Same can be said for Pullrite Superglide.

Just had a friend go from a Reese 16K slider to a 18K Superglide.

Said he wished he'd listened to me SOONER


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Old 06-14-2016, 11:46 AM   #6
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Thanks, I agree it's time for a change.
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Thanks, I agree it's time for a change.
If you change, don't rule out the unconventional...

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I have yet to read a post from a disappointed owner... only scepticizm from onlookers.
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Heads are too easily damaged with Pullrites. High hitch and damaged head. Not good. Seen it too many times. Couple here at Livingston went to pull out last week and couldn't hook up. Came over to me to see what was wrong. Pin weld broke on one side and moved up into pin area. Bracket for pin warped. All high hitch problems. Bad design.
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Heads are too easily damaged with Pullrites. High hitch and damaged head. Not good. Seen it too many times. Couple here at Livingston went to pull out last week and couldn't hook up. Came over to me to see what was wrong. Pin weld broke on one side and moved up into pin area. Bracket for pin warped. All high hitch problems. Bad design.

It isn't the design that's bad. Nothing wrong with my 14 year old Super Glide. Seems people today want to blame the product, not the uneducated, inexperienced operator.


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It isn't the design that's bad. Nothing wrong with my 14 year old Super Glide. Seems people today want to blame the product, not the uneducated, inexperienced operator.


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So with this statement I would like to hear what the "operator" did wrong. Please share your experiences or knowledge on what has caused this problem. Just asking...
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You didn't tell us what kind of hitch you have, but the sliders I have seen have an adjustment bolt at the front end that you adjust the slop out with.

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So with this statement I would like to hear what the "operator" did wrong. Please share your experiences or knowledge on what has caused this problem. Just asking...


Like glenwest stated. The guy High Hitched causing damage.


When hitching I have my pin box down so that it rides up on the hitch plate. When doing it this way the trailer actually pushes the rear of the truck down an inch or so.


Another thing you don't use with a Pullrite Super Glide is a plastic disc.
It may cause damage to the hitch head.


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Old 06-16-2016, 12:33 PM   #13
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To clarify I have a 16K Reese double pivot hitch with the square section slider. I will look for bolts that might tighten the support legs to the slider.
Don't remember seeing these before.
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As said before, you didn't say which hitch you have. I had a Pullrite Superglide in my old short bed Ram 2500. It was an excellent hitch (used properly), but it clunked a tiny bit when it hit the end of its slide cycle during 90 degree turns. (The first time made me clench up a bit!) However, it was perfectly silent during straight stop and go. If yours makes noise when accelerating or slowing while going straight, something is loose. Pin, jaws, mounts, something else...

I now have a B&W Companion in my long bed Ram 3500. It is an awesome hitch, and makes no noise whatsoever.
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