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Blanco1

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Posted: 10/26/17 10:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As I research more & more I keep learning & the latest thing is chucking?
What the cheapest way to prevent it?


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Blanco1 wrote:

As I research more & more I keep learning & the latest thing is chucking?
What the cheapest way to prevent it?


Buy a good Air hitch.

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Posted: 10/26/17 11:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Light pin weight will cause chucking

Nose High towing can cause chucking

To much clearance between hitch jaws and king pin (slop) can cause chucking


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Well the other day while shopping for 5th wheels they were showing me the hitch attached to the trailer with these white rubber bushing & saying this helps for something like 500-800?

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Cheapest way to prevent chucking? Don't buy a RV.

Seriously, have nothing of the sort w/ our B&W Patriot.


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Most chucking, if not all, can be prevented by moving the center of hitch forward of the axle. With short bed trucks, the tendency is to mount the fifthwheel directly on or behind the center axle. I have never experienced chucking in my own trucks. I have installed all my hitches 1"-2" forward of rear axle. I will never own a truck to pull a fifthwheel with a short bed.


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Have the trailer brakes adjusted, with the brake controller, to come on with and slightly more aggressively than the truck brakes. It is the pin pushing forward as you brake that causes the worse chucking.

Basically, keep the pin back against the jaw,instead of slamming forward and you avoid the chuck.

Dampeners, and air pins etc may help and are expensive but do not salve the basic problem which is bad trailer brake adjustment.


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MarkTwain wrote:

Blanco1 wrote:

As I research more & more I keep learning & the latest thing is chucking?
What the cheapest way to prevent it?


Buy a good Air hitch.


Did you read the OP’s last statement?

#1. Pin weight at least 20% of 5er weight more likely about 22%.

#2. 5er towing level, the puts equal weight on both axles.

#3. Shocks, good ones on the 5er, great ones on the TV. You will feel the rough ride of a 5er in the TV.


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This:

http://www.demco-products.com/rv-towing/glide-ride/



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i thought chucking is what a woidchuck did [emoticon]

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