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Old 02-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #31
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This is the same one we have as well. You can visually see the jaws wrapped around it.
How do you like yours, I had problems at first trying to get the jaws to lock around the pin but once I figured out whatn I was doing wrong I love it!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #32
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #33
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How do you like yours, I had problems at first trying to get the jaws to lock around the pin but once I figured out whatn I was doing wrong I love it!!!
We love the Curt Q20!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #34
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I agree with all that distraction while hooking up can cause errors. DW walks behind me doing the final check (antenna, steps, door handle, etc.) and has caught me at times. My practice when hitching the 5th is once I back into the hitch and before I even get out of the truck, I try to pull out of the hitch. With the landing gear still down it's not going to drop on the bed. Mind you, I don't try to rip the hitch out of the truck, but I do put enough that will pull out if it's not latched. Final check it to go out and look at the latch and then raise the landing gear. And as previously suggested, I put a lock on the clip that holds the handle in the locked position.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #35
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I'm still confused as to the issue with dropping the trailer. I understand that it is most likely 100% user error. In my process, hooking up is THE most important step before pulling out. Once I back my pin into the 5th wheel at the proper height, I manually close the jaws and visually inspect the jaws. Then I let the weight down onto the 5th wheel. I then visually check the jaws again. I do another visual check prior to departing. I would suspect if you are not doing this, then adding an additional step into the process will not aid in preventing dropping the trailer onto the bed rails.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #36
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Every now and accidents happen and I hope they never will with me as I always check everything twice before I move my truck
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:29 PM   #37
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I can see the merits of that bedsaver device. All it takes is one time. I'm interested if it will fit on my Curt Q20 too!
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #38
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Unless you get something that requires no input to protect you, you haven't done anything to guarantee that it won't happen again. IMO, this Butch's kit doesn't do that. It's an extra step that if you do that, THEN you'll be protected. If you forget (because something obviously buggered your procedure), you're just as likely to forget this step.

You are correct - that is why I have and strongly recommend that everyone have and use a checklist when preparing to move, hitch/unhitch their RV.

I know a lot of us say we have/use a checklist and I hope we all do. It may look funny to be carrying around a piece of paper when we prepare to move our RV. But checklists do work - ask any pilot if you don't think they do.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:31 PM   #39
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RattleNsmoke;

Best would probably be to send a photo and your hitch data to Butch's and he'll tell you what you need to do to get one to work on your application.

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