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Old 06-13-2016, 09:54 AM   #11
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$300 seems a little steep. Do you have a integrated step tailgate? Looks like a King Ranch maybe?
Yes, it's a King Ranch and has the "fat old man step" in the tailgate.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:08 AM   #12
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Yes, it's a King Ranch and has the "fat old man step" in the tailgate.
Egads! Yeah, that's a $257 moulding on top.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:50 AM   #13
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"One thing you can do, is paint the locking jaw on the hitch white or some bright color, and paint the bottom portion of the king pin another color."

Great idea! Sometimes if the light isn't right it's hard to see that the bar has slid across - fluorescent sounds good.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:11 AM   #14
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My BW turnover companion slider makes it very easy to see if it is correctly hitched, but I still do a quick pull test just to double check.
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:32 AM   #15
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Och, it could have been much worse.

Last year I was hooking up our HTT in the driveway (we park on a compound angle), something just did not look/feel right, when I was all done. The ball appeared to be in the socket, and the locking lever was in place, but I was not convinced it was locked down properly. Disconnected and re-hooked up. The ball then was seated down deeper into the socket. Not sure what was happening as I had the Equalizer bars hooked up (I do not have to lift much to connect in the driveway). All I know is I might have avoided a disaster on the highway.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:24 PM   #16
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Habit after 750,000 miles commercial driving in 6 years, always. My Reese has a lock lever for the pull handle so it's a second check, no lock, not hitched.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:08 PM   #17
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So I am getting ready to take delivery of my first fifth wheel. I have decades of experience towing and am not worried about pulling the rig, but I am concerned about proper hook up procedures and how to verify everything is ready to go.


I follow a procedure when I hook up to leave now. I don't like to talk to anybody or have any interruptions during that fifteen minutes. I do everything the same way every time and it has worked well that way.


I'm sure that it wont take me long to get a new procedure in place, but I'd like to hear from others how they hook up their fifth wheels and what steps they go through to make sure it is safe to tow.


I purchased the B&W Patriot 18K hitch. It looks like the release can be locked into place with either a pin or a padlock. Given how easy it would be for a vandal to pull that lever I will likely use a lock on it if we were to leave the rig unattended for any period of time. I just want to be safe and continue to be accident free.
congrats on the new rig, You will love the B&W hitch it is so easy to hook up and unhook the 5er. I have the B&W companion hitch and there is no way to not have it correctly done, if you see the huge jaws around the pin it's correct and the release lever won't lock if it's not right, also add a plastic lube plate to the pin to keep the hitch nice and clean
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So I am getting ready to take delivery of my first fifth wheel. I have decades of experience towing and am not worried about pulling the rig, but I am concerned about proper hook up procedures and how to verify everything is ready to go.


I follow a procedure when I hook up to leave now. I don't like to talk to anybody or have any interruptions during that fifteen minutes. I do everything the same way every time and it has worked well that way.


I'm sure that it wont take me long to get a new procedure in place, but I'd like to hear from others how they hook up their fifth wheels and what steps they go through to make sure it is safe to tow.


I purchased the B&W Patriot 18K hitch. It looks like the release can be locked into place with either a pin or a padlock. Given how easy it would be for a vandal to pull that lever I will likely use a lock on it if we were to leave the rig unattended for any period of time. I just want to be safe and continue to be accident free.
Slides retracted.
Water and sewer lines stored.
Rear manual stabilizers retracted. Remove/store levelling blocks.
Rear auto levellers retracted. Remove/store levelling blocks.
Front auto levers raised to correct hitching height.
Confirm tailgate lowered.
Back truck into king pin.
Confirm jaws locked.
Retract front auto levellers.
Remove/store levelling blocks.
Drop front levelling legs manually to 1" above ground.
Disconnect 30/50 amp electrical cable and store.
Remove/store front wheel chocks.
Plug in trailer/truck connection and connect emergency brake cable.
Truck integral brake manually to max braking.
Pull slightly ahead and confirm good hitch up.
Visually confirm proper hitch up and jaws locked.
Retract front leveller legs to transport position.
Remove/store rear wheel chocks.
Confirm trailer lights functional.
Close tail gate.
Lock all trailer external doors.
Drive safe.
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Sorry to hear of your mishap.....I've had friends drop their 5ers on the bed rails and it ain't pretty.
My routine has always been the same over the last 11 years.
Back the truck under the pin box and make the truck squat just a bit. Keeps from closing the jaws too low on the pin. Lock the jaws, padlock the hitch, hook up the trailer wiring and brake cable. Lower the 5er just so the weight is off the jacks and jump back in the truck, pop into drive and inch fwd..about two inches ...just at idle...
Back outside I raise the jacks, remove chocks, check lights, double check all cargo doors, once around the camp site to see that I have everything and then off we go. I don't like to be distracted during my routine either.
I had a blue ox on my old hitch that would catch the pin if it got loose of the jaws. Never needed it but was glad I had it.
My Reese Titan has a green indicator to let me see that the pin is secure and the locking handle will not drop into position if the jaws aren't closed.
Always lock your hitch to keep idiots from messing with it while you're out if sight and then give it a quick check before getting back in the truck.
Long winded but a routine is really important...without it you end up second guessing yourself while you're driving and that ain't fun or safe.
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Most crunches are caused by operators getting out of sequence, forgetting to do something or getting distracted.

This is one of the most important and dangerous things you do when pulling a fifth wheel.

Make it the most important thing you are doing.
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