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Posted: 04/29/20 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Me Again wrote:

Bird Freak wrote:

I have also used a SG for years. When you hear it snap in its locked.
Thing that caught my attention was he said he moved a friends trailer before.
Did it have the SG plate on the pin box? It had better!


NOPE, just a king pin hanging down. Why would that matter? Just would not do the auto slide???
If the hitch head is allowed to rotate independent of the pin box it could slide uncontrollably and possibly be damaged.


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Me Again wrote:

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I have also used a SG for years. When you hear it snap in its locked.
Thing that caught my attention was he said he moved a friends trailer before.
Did it have the SG plate on the pin box? It had better!


NOPE, just a king pin hanging down. Why would that matter? Just would not do the auto slide???
The SG is designed for the whole saddle plate to turn not have the pin box turn on the hitch. He could very easily have damaged the hitch with two pivot points. Pullrite makes it very clear not to hitch without the capture plate.


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Me Again wrote:

Bird Freak wrote:

I have also used a SG for years. When you hear it snap in its locked.
Thing that caught my attention was he said he moved a friends trailer before.
Did it have the SG plate on the pin box? It had better!


NOPE, just a king pin hanging down. Why would that matter? Just would not do the auto slide???


Correct, A few have "locked out" their SuperGlides and removed the capture plate for different reasons with no issues.. Me being 1 of them


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Bird Freak wrote:

Me Again wrote:

Bird Freak wrote:

I have also used a SG for years. When you hear it snap in its locked.
Thing that caught my attention was he said he moved a friends trailer before.
Did it have the SG plate on the pin box? It had better!


NOPE, just a king pin hanging down. Why would that matter? Just would not do the auto slide???
The SG is designed for the whole saddle plate to turn not have the pin box turn on the hitch. He could very easily have damaged the hitch with two pivot points. Pullrite makes it very clear not to hitch without the capture plate.


He moved a trailer within a park from one site to another. A block or two.


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During the summer, I hooked with my Superglide, did a test pull, then pulled out of the park. I had to stop and start at the gate then at a red light. Drove 2 miles stopped and started again, then drove 43 miles to the exit I was taking when my fiver came loose landing in the bed of the truck.

I have not figured out what went wrong but I now have an Andersen

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thomas201 wrote:

X3 Get out, bend over and look with a flashlight. Check that the pin is captured by the fifth wheel. You may be high hitched, or maybe submarined the pin (pin rode up and over, dropped in front of the fifth wheel). Do it the same way every time. Don't let people or events distract you. Checklists are good, if you use them.
I agree 100% One of the first things you learn in a class A drivers training class is to get out and shine your flashlight at the pin and make sure it is properly latched. It is very easy to high hitch a Super Glide. Had one.
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Etstorm wrote:

During the summer, I hooked with my Superglide, did a test pull, then pulled out of the park. I had to stop and start at the gate then at a red light. Drove 2 miles stopped and started again, then drove 43 miles to the exit I was taking when my fiver came loose landing in the bed of the truck.

I have not figured out what went wrong but I now have an Andersen


Wow, that's scary....


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blofgren wrote:

Etstorm wrote:

During the summer, I hooked with my Superglide, did a test pull, then pulled out of the park. I had to stop and start at the gate then at a red light. Drove 2 miles stopped and started again, then drove 43 miles to the exit I was taking when my fiver came loose landing in the bed of the truck.

I have not figured out what went wrong but I now have an Andersen


Wow, that's scary....


What? That he bought an Andersen. [emoticon]

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I had a SuperGlide a few years ago. First time out the latch mechanism got bent and had to be replaced. Half the time when unhitching I couldn't get it to turn loose. I sold that hitch 6 months after getting it


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