Originally Posted by Blue74
I don't do the tug test when I latch on the fifth wheel but do check the jaws before I close the tailgate. When I first start to pull out of a spot I hold the brake gain and pull against it to make sure they work. Have had a bad wire and no brakes.
The thing about not clicking I was trying to hook up this last trip in the forest and did not hear it click so let it idle back a bit to make sure and it slid the trailer back a foot. Of course I had not removed the wheel chocks, I use the BAL X-type.
And thanks I think you recommitted the B&W also have the ball.
Thank you for mentioning the slide bar to make sure there are brakes! That is one thing I really need to start doing.