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Old 06-10-2023, 02:37 PM   #1
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Curt Q24 sliding hitch procedure question

I can't seem to slide the hitch without what feels like a fairly violent slam at the end of the slide. Both forward and backward. I'm looking for some hints, but I think I'm doing everything right.

Make sure you're on level ground.
Unlock the hitch.
Fully engage the trailer brakes.
Move the tow vehicle a slowly as possible.

Seems like it's taking a good bit of power to get the hitch sliding.... Then bam!

I just checked and I'm able move the slide with my feet fairly easily. I thought it might be binding, but I don't think so.

It's a new truck and a new Q24 Ford puck slider.

Thanks all.
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Old 06-10-2023, 03:11 PM   #2
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I can add much but my Reese Elite hitch had to be muscled every once in awhile. I learned that it help to have the truck chocked and then put it in neutral to lessen any force in the hitch.
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I can't seem to slide the hitch without what feels like a fairly violent slam at the end of the slide. Both forward and backward. I'm looking for some hints, but I think I'm doing everything right.

Make sure you're on level ground.
Unlock the hitch.
Fully engage the trailer brakes.
Move the tow vehicle a slowly as possible.

Seems like it's taking a good bit of power to get the hitch sliding.... Then bam!

I just checked and I'm able move the slide with my feet fairly easily. I thought it might be binding, but I don't think so.

It's a new truck and a new Q24 Ford puck slider.

Thanks all.
I have a Curt hitch also and it hits kind of hard sometimes. Make sure your rollers are greased up good. One thing you must remember is that even though you are on even ground doesnít mean the hitch is level because youíre truck my be unlovely due to the trailer weight on the truck. What works best for me is if Iím trying to slide it out just inch the trailer brake controller and then pull forward slowly until it locks. When you want to slide it back in just turn the gain off on the trailer brakes and roll forward slowly then push on the brake pedal slowly and let the trailer push it forward until it locks.

I Hope this helps
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Old 06-12-2023, 06:35 AM   #4
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I have a Curt hitch also and it hits kind of hard sometimes. Make sure your rollers are greased up good. One thing you must remember is that even though you are on even ground doesnít mean the hitch is level because youíre truck my be unlovely due to the trailer weight on the truck. What works best for me is if Iím trying to slide it out just inch the trailer brake controller and then pull forward slowly until it locks. When you want to slide it back in just turn the gain off on the trailer brakes and roll forward slowly then push on the brake pedal slowly and let the trailer push it forward until it locks.

I Hope this helps
Reviewing the manual, I'm not seeing anything about grease. Is there a fitting to be greased with a grease gun or are you talking about the actual rails/rods the hitch slides on.

I watched the install video from eTrailer again. The installer shows the hitch slides easily by hand without the head. (no finished product slide shown) I can't move mine by hand, but I can move it by sitting and pushing with my feed. Can you describe how easily yours's is to move? Thanks very much.
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Reviewing the manual, I'm not seeing anything about grease. Is there a fitting to be greased with a grease gun or are you talking about the actual rails/rods the hitch slides on.

I watched the install video from eTrailer again. The installer shows the hitch slides easily by hand without the head. (no finished product slide shown) I can't move mine by hand, but I can move it by sitting and pushing with my feed. Can you describe how easily yours's is to move? Thanks very much.
My rollers do not have grease fittings on it but I do grease the track the rollers run on along with the round bars that lock it into place. I am able just to push it by hand and make it move back and forth. Sometimes the dirt will build up on the tracks and make it a little rougher. One thing I also do once a year is I leave the hitch connected to the trailer and disconnect the hitch from the truck and lift it up so I can inspect it and clean it up really good and grease the all the fittings. Itís also makes it easier to shoot a little oil on the roller shafts.
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