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noteven

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Posted: 07/14/20 10:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 07/14/20 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Skelshy wrote:

...Adjust the trailer height. Crank down the trailer. .....Crank the crank to lower the trailer.


Sounds like you need an electric jack.


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noteven wrote:

A tow vehicle that doesn’t need “sway control” or weight distribution, pintle hitche, and a good memory.

Remember how many turns of the jack to reset trailer for hitching,

Back it with the jaw open till you crash into the eye. Raise the jack, close the jaw, connect chains and electric, hop in and drive off.

Every time I get in a fight with a ball hitch I claim I’m going to switch the fleet to pintles.


Had one of our drivers haul a loader on a beaver tail trailer with the pintle hitch upside down. He had to jack it "up" into the hitch and force the safety clip to close. That was his last day in my employ.

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Sounds to me like the only answer is a fifth wheel. It gets rid of those annoying hitch/ball issues. [emoticon] [emoticon]

Actually it is no big issue me. It is my last vestige of setting up camp, when RVing.


Twenty six foot 2010 Dutchmen Lite pulled with a 2011 EcoBoost F-150 4x4.

Just right for Grandpa, Grandma and the dog.


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