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12th Man Fan

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Posted: 06/19/20 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Me Again wrote:

12th Man Fan wrote:

If you keep the Curt you can adjust your trailer brakes to brake a little ahead of the truck. This will keep the king pin in the back of the jaws.

I have a Curt and that is what I did and it works for me but I don't think I had quite that much play in mine but I could feel it bumping when I stopped and started.


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It is not broke and it is not dangerous just a little annoying from time to time.

If he can get his money back fine, If not it is not really a problem Curt is a very good hitch.


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Never had that kind of play in a Reese, Pullrite or by Hensley. Do yourself a favor and get a Trailer Saver BD1 or even a BD3. Your trailer will thank you for it in the long run and the jaws are thick, positive locking. Mine is 6 years old and the jaws have absolutely no slop. http://www.trailersaver.com/product/bd1-air-ride-5th-wheel-hitch/


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I had the super glide and liked it.... got a long bed and jumped into a B&W, have 1 tow with it and absolutely love the feel.... much better than the Superglide...


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Too bad you didn't ask about what hitch to buy FIRST. You can see what the answer would have been.

I have used a CURT hitch and it is NOT user friendly.

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skinnyme wrote:

I have a new grand design 5th wheel. hooked up to a new Curt a-16 hitch. this is my 1st 5th wheel. I have about 3/16" to 1/4" travel (play) fore and aft when stopping and starting. Going down the road everything feels fine. But starting and stopping feels like there is too much (play ) between the king pin and the hitch . Is this normal? thank you.
I do not use the Turning Point feature on the pin box.


Really need more information, how is the hitch mounted puck system or rails. What is the TV and which model of 5er.

ON EDIT: It would also help to have scale slips, many times this issues is amplified by too light of pin weight.

Our Reese 16K hitch had some play when it was rail mounted in our old TV to rails. When we got the 2016 Ram with puck system wasn't ready to drop $1,200+ on a new B&W hitch, so bought a picture frame adapter, no play between adapter and hitch so smooth.

* This post was edited 06/20/20 07:17am by rhagfo *


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12th man fan
Thanks for the tip. I was thinking along those lines. Stopping is smooth but when I come to a complete stop the trailer wants to roll back. That is when I get the "clunk"

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Is there no way to adjust the jaws?

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Another option:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hp7S2Vu3Qc

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rhagfo wrote:

skinnyme wrote:

I have a new grand design 5th wheel. hooked up to a new Curt a-16 hitch. this is my 1st 5th wheel. I have about 3/16" to 1/4" travel (play) fore and aft when stopping and starting. Going down the road everything feels fine. But starting and stopping feels like there is too much (play ) between the king pin and the hitch . Is this normal? thank you.
I do not use the Turning Point feature on the pin box.


Really need more information, how is the hitch mounted puck system or rails. What is the TV and which model of 5er.

ON EDIT: It would also help to have scale slips, many times this issues is amplified by too light of pin weight.

Our Reese 16K hitch had some play when it was rail mounted in our old TV to rails. When we got the 2016 Ram with puck system wasn't ready to drop $1,200+ on a new B&W hitch, so bought a picture frame adapter, no play between adapter and hitch so smooth.


Same here, no need to replace my Reese hitch . A little noise and a problem are two different things . I wouldn’t lose any sleep over a slight clunk in a hitch .

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Are you using a Teflon disc?

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