Originally Posted by WoodyMccloud
I have the B&W hitch, and no torque is required. There are no bolts to loosen when switching back and forth between 5th wheel and goose neck. Mine is attached to a square rod that comes out with the hitch. Then I just drop in the ball for the goose neck and release the locking pin. Maybe the second pin that is attached was an add on from the dealer.
Another owner said the same thing a couple of months ago.
This is not how the manufacture states to do this.
You HAVE to tighten the draw down bolt to 40 ftlb. Then the ubolts tightened and torqued evenly to 80 ftlb. This eliminates any slack and decreases the likelihood of the pin shearing from rocking and jerking.
If you can remove ANY of the companion hitches without loosening any bolts, or if your lower pin moves at all, then the hitch is NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY and is not safe to use.
If you have torqued in the correct sequence and the lower pin still moves, contact B & W and they will help you figure it out and help you with replacement parts.
THIS POST IS FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF INFORMING PEOPLE AND TO KEEP EVERYBODY OUT THERE SAFE.
**** These are the manufacturers torque sequences, and can be verified on thier website for free, or in your owners manual****
Ps. I've put in a "few" of these
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