Originally Posted by cariboocreek
I have a Pull-Rite. There is no locking pin with the Pull-Rite or the Superglide. My understanding is that if it locks (its locked when the handle snaps pretty good) you are good to go. It wont lock if it's high hitched. I visually check to ensure the locking jaws are around the pin and I always do a "pull" test with the landing gear just slightly off the ground.
I do however set it up to lift the trailer slightly when backing into the hitch. Actually the Pull-Rite manual says to set the king pin about 1" above the bottom of the hitch plate (hitch plate angled down towards the tailgate). This forces the trailer to rise slightly thereby avoiding the "high hitch".
Oh... I will be taking a look at this... nice to know.
And yes everything I was taught in CDL driving school, big corporate OTR company I worked for, books ETC.. .all told me exactly what you said.
I may have a hitch for sale... OK maybe not but its nice to know someone is building them this way out there.