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Old 08-16-2015, 08:48 PM   #1
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Pullrite Superslide Hitch Problem

We bought a tow vehicle with a 5th wheel hitch already installed. It is a Pullrite Superslide 18k. We bought a used 5th wheel from an rv dealership. They hooked the 2 together. We drove to an rv park (150 miles). Tried to unhook. Could not unhook. The next day we continued to Camping World in our hometown to have a washer/dryer installed.. Still could not unhook. WE TRIED EVERYTHING. The next day, even the Camping World service department could not get it unhooked and they sell these hitches there. We have called Pullrite and they had no answers either. We have owned and lived in 5th wheels many years (with other 5th wheel hitch brands), and NEVER had any problems. Any ideas/similar experience?
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:20 PM   #2
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Be dead straight and dead level truck to 5th wheel
Chock the rv wheels.
Raise the 5th'er until you see a sliver of daylight between the plates of the hitch head and the pinbox.
Back into the pin slightly- Set parking brake while backed into pin.
Lift and pull handle.
If it doesn't release, you can take a long crowbar and while someone is pulling hard on the handle, bump the jaws.
I have taken a 5lb sledge on a crowbar and smacked the union where the jaws meet. It released violently.
You can remove the pins and lift the hitch head off the pullrite slide part. This may allow you to get better leverage on the release mechanism
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:47 AM   #3
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Thank you. Will try your advice.
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