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Old 07-15-2016, 12:54 PM   #11
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What I'm referring to is a bit different... The jaws of the Hijacker receiver fail to "wrap around" the hitch pin , thus the sliding yellow tipped handle fails to retract at all .


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Old 07-25-2016, 12:08 PM   #12
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Demco was kind enough to send me a new set of jaws that were machined somewhat differently than the ones that came with my original Hijacker. Troy, the tech support person at Demco very patiently walked me through the process and also suggested a tightening 50 foot pounds of the three-quarter inch bolt underneath the slider. Although I have only tested the new set up once, it seems to work like a charm. Feel free to contact Troy at Demco for further support if you have any questions. I must say Demco stood behind their product and were very patient and walking me through the corrective process.


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Old 07-25-2016, 01:13 PM   #13
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Demco was kind enough to send me a new set of jaws that were machined somewhat differently than the ones that came with my original Hijacker. Troy, the tech support person at Demco very patiently walked me through the process and also suggested a tightening 50 foot pounds of the three-quarter inch bolt underneath the slider. Although I have only tested the new set up once, it seems to work like a charm. Feel free to contact Troy at Demco for further support if you have any questions. I must say Demco stood behind their product and were very patient and walking me through the corrective process.


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That is great news and thanks for posting. I had the exact same problem in the spring and also contacted DEMCO. The person from Demco tech support was extremely patient and walked me through several options and the hitch finally locked around the King Pin. Since then I have hooked/unhooked about 20 times without an issue. The only thing I did different between now and then was put a heavier coating of grease on the King Pin. I doubt it did anything because the King Pin does not really move with the Autoslider....but who knows.
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Iím working with Troy now. My bar does not initially slide all the way into position. I canít get the locking pin in the hole until I drive for a minute, then for some reason it seats itself. Tried new jaws he sent me over the weekend with no better results. He is calling me back this afternoon to discuss my situation further. Demo has great customer service.

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