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Old 03-08-2019, 07:42 PM   #1
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Floating hitch on 2015 Wildcat 5er

While towing my rv watching in the rear view mirror, it appears that my hitch is “floating”. Meaning like is on shocks. Would the hitch have some kind of cushion for rough roads? It is a 15 Wildcat 5th wheel 35 feet long.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:49 PM   #2
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Somewhere on the "kingpin" (the hitch is in the back of your truck), should be a model number. Find that and post it. A picture or two wouldn't hurt either.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:54 PM   #3
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That makes sense. I know it is a Moryd brand. It appears there is flex in the body.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:24 AM   #4
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Yikes. Hope there is not a crack in your frame. There shouldn’t be much flex in the hitch. Need to find out where the movement is coming from.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:12 AM   #5
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To clarify. The best way to describe it its this. When looking in the mirror when driving on uneven roads ie. highway with dips, it appears the body of the rv flexes in regard to the king pin plate. All of the outside sheeting and parts are in place. Everything on the outside looks solid.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:11 AM   #6
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Is it possible that you have the MorRyde Rubber Pinbox?

Rubber Pin Box - MORryde Products

If it's a totally fixed hitch, then there should be no "floating" or give.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:50 AM   #7
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Butch, post a pic of the pinbox. More than likely you have a standard 1621. There have been cases (mine for one) where the crossmember of the pinbox shears, allowing the pinbox to move up and down while towing and hitting bumps. You should have it inspected which will entail using and inspection scope camera or removing the under sheathing. There are multiple threads on this site for the exact issue.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:57 AM   #8
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So if that is the case. Why is there not a bunch of sag when hitched up? Also what would cause it to shear?
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:08 AM   #9
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Before you panic... tell us exactly what you have and post a photo of it.

Also try to describe what you mean by you see it flexing.

It is not uncommon to see ever so slight movement at the fiberglass/tin area around the pin box when traveling.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:13 AM   #10
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I took it to storage this morning, so can’t get a pic. The movement is where the shell goes around the pin box. The movement is more than ever so slight. I just came back from a 1200 mile trip. It seemed to tow fine.
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