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Fnp5150

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Does anyone know of a lock or other solution to prevent my hitch from sliding forward and banging when I hit the brakes unloaded? When I hit my brakes slightly harder than normal my hitch slides forward and makes a loud thump, which I'm sure isn't good for it. It's a Pullrite Superslide.

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Adjust the bolt on the front of the hitch some. Read your owners manual it tells you about it


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southernsky wrote:

Adjust the bolt on the front of the hitch some. Read your owners manual it tells you about it


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Way back when I didn't have RV.Net to go to I had a horrible banging when stopping and starting...I even took my truck to the dealer and told them something is broke ! [emoticon]

When they told me it was my hitch, I was just a bit embarrassed.. but I tightened it up a bit and all was good..


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Posted: 09/30/19 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks so much

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If you get it good and snug you will have the additional benefit of a smoother stop when pulling the 5ver.


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I have the same hitch and the same problem with the rotating capture plate banging around. I just rotate it as far as it will go and then use a bungee cord between the release arm and a point on the hitch base to keep it from rotating. Works just fine.

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Also have the same hitch. When unloaded I have a short bungee that wraps from the handle down to the hitch rail on the bed. Have been doing this happily for 5yrs. Great hitch!!


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Shouldn't your trailer brakes keep the unit from lurching forward?


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Fisher Bill wrote:

Shouldn't your trailer brakes keep the unit from lurching forward?


As stated in the original post, it happens when unloaded.

The solution is to adjust the threaded stop nut. This is what it is there for.

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