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Old 08-14-2016, 03:40 PM   #51
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Thanks Okie, and Tugboat, Not saying that it will ever happen to me, but I pray that it doesn't! Once again you Guys are great in helping us rookies!
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:30 PM   #52
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I am a Reese guy as many of these brands are not available in Canada
Reese products are "Made in China", and that stuff can be had anywhere
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:15 AM   #53
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We made it home late lst night, driving nearly 500 miles in one day. We also drove another 150 miles since installing the replacement hitch head, for a total of 650 miles, without any issues.

We will unload today, hopefully correspond with the Pullrite representative and the dealer today. I still cannot get the release bar off the old hitch head to ship it back, maybe I can find some tools in my shop to assist in removal without damaging it. I would prefer to leave it as is and will ask them if I can just cut the release bar.

I re-read the owner's manual, I have done nothing that should void the warranty, I also expect Pullrite should be responsible for reasonable costs associated with the damage done to both the trailer and pickup.
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:18 AM   #54
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I too would cut the handle off....they'll be able to determine why......Or e-mail 'em and tell why ...hacksaw or sawsall should do the surgery....
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I had to eat my cost like I said like there product but when something goes wrong they won't stand behind the product.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:53 AM   #56
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Glad you figured out the issue and got it handled. Over the years I have heard about 5th wheel hitch mistakes, ect and the outcomes. Due to my old back injury I cannot be lugging around s 80-120lb 5th wheel hitch so I opted for a Reese Goosebox.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:50 PM   #57
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I use a winch in my garage takes no more then 20 minutes to install or remove.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:21 AM   #58
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Tugboat, that's one way of removing the hitch from your pickup. I can disassemble the PullRite into several pieces and remove them one at a time. I could also use my engine hoist to remove it in a single piece.

I took the failed hitch to the dealership, they could find no issues with it and it was still stuck. One of the techs did get the tension off the release bar and removed it.

I'll be sending it back to the manufacturer today, still have no idea why it failed. I hope the manufacturer stands behind their product, otherwise it will be removed and replaced with another one. If the problem was due to my negligence, I would man up, admit it, and then move on. The second failure, I had three other people there watching me hook up and double checking my work, it was properly hitched when it failed.

Time to move on. Will post again when manufacturer gives me their findings.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:26 AM   #59
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I dumped my 5th wheel onto my truck once on the second time hooking up with my PullRite 2900 18k hitch. I attribute it to driver error and inexperience. Luckily enough, the pin came to rest on the cross bar between the rails of the hitch as well as the 5er overhang on the box. It bent the cross bar and only left a mark on the plastic box rails.

I got off lucky but it scared the bejeebers out of me. I'm almost paranoid now and check it a couple of times before I head out to confirm its locked up properly. Have used it dozens of times since without repeat incident.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:16 AM   #60
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Even though I am a checklist freak (pilot - remember), I still worry about that ONE time I get distracted. So as cheap insurance I put a "pin catcher" made by "Butch" on my Pullrite Superglide.

Butch's 5th Wheel Latch Kit

LOVE IT.


It still leaves my bed clear unlike the Blue Ox bed saver and pin catcher.
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