Originally Posted by snjparham
I have the same hitch and usually do not have any problems. I am never on anything but level ground when I attempt to change the hitch to the rear position so the lower handle usually pulls out easily for the change.
As for the king pin release, after I have locked down the trailer with X-chock and landing gear I will usually either place the truck in neutral to relieve pressure and apply the parking break or I will put the truck in reverse apply the parking break and then go back to park. Doing these step usually makes pulling the king pin release almost effortless.
Have you experienced much chucking from this hitch? It is not usually too bad for us, but at times (usually when roads are rough) we can get quite the ride. I have wondered if it is this slide hitch alone or other hitches as well.
Thanks for the tips on moving positions on the hitch. I don't know about other hitches, but I get some chucking with mine. (I didn't even know the correct terminology for that until I read it here last night, lol.) I just knew when I hit uneven pavement my truck would start bucking and jerking. It's not too bad if I reduce speed, but sometimes you don't realize a road is bad until it is too late. My air bags helped that a lot, but I still get some.