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Old 01-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #11
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I also have a F150 superscrew (5.5" bed) with a pullrite slider. You should have very little slop in your hitch. It sounds like you need to adjust the shim in the front of the hitch. The instructions for adjusting it is in the manual. Good luck!
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:57 AM   #12
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Also you should use "Slip Plate", which is a dry film lube with a graphite base for the #3100 Pullrite hitch.
You're correct for older PullRite hitches, but newer ones come with plastic plates that don't work well with Slip Plate. The owners manual says that a light oil, like WD-40, is all that should be used.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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I'm not trying to be all knowing, however, WD-40 tends to be used as the end all answer for all things. It is remarkable for some fixes and yet lacks a little in other areas. I have attached a sight from popular mechanics that gives a little more insight into some other products that out perform WD-40 in some areas.

I do have my trusty can of WD-40 stored in my trailer. I also have an assortment of other lubricants stored in my trailer. Many times the other lubrucants are used in place of the handy WD-40. Please read this short article then judge for yourself.

WD-40 Oil Alternatives - The Case Against WD-40 - Popular Mechanics

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #14
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My documentation indicates lithium grease should be used on the rails and rollers. I found that Silicone spray is best used on the hitch head as it attracts less dirt.

http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/Importa...SuperGlide.pdf

http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/SlipPlate.pdf

NEVER use WD-40 as lubricant on the rails.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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The newest PullRite hitches (December 2009 and newer)with plastic wear plates says to use WD-4 or 3 in 1 oil and not to use silicon spray.
Here is link to it.
http://www.pullrite.com/pdfs/4100_4400_SG_OM.pdf
I think the WD-40 is more for cleaning than lubrication.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #16
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DO NOT OPERATE HITCH UNTIL YOU READ THIS SECTION!
Plastic Wear Plates (December 2009 - Current)
The Plastic Wear Plates of the SuperGlide’s Turntable Cam Arm Assembly were designed to glide along the surfaces without the need for lubrication. However, to protect against rust and to enhance the ease of turning on the Way Tubes, a light oil (WD-40 or a 3-in-1 oil) must be applied to the Way Tubes’ top and inward facing sides.
You will find with use, that the Plastic Wear Plate will wear the shiny zinc coating off the Way Tubes in areas, creating
“bare” areas of the metal, as well as light scoring marks in areas of repeated use. This is normal, but should be protected with a coating of a light oil. If your hitch is unused for more than a day or it is in storage, rust can form quickly in these areas. If rust does form, simply use steel wool or lightly sand those areas. Never let your tubes become pitted with rust, as it may cause the plastic to tear away or catch on rough areas. The Plastic Wear Plate has a long life expectancy, but depending on how often, and what terrains you are traveling, the plastic will eventually, wear down in time. If the 1/4” plastic plate wears down to 3/16”, it should be replaced.

WARNING: Do not use any lubrication other than a light oil on the Way Tubes of your SuperGlide hitch. Using other lubricants, such as those with a silicone base, will create a residue and may hinder the functionality of
the Turntable Cam Arm Assembly. Buildup of old oil and dirt can also create a residue over time and needs to be kept clean.

NOTE: A retro-kit is available for users without Plastic Wear Plates. (16K – Part# 4107 / 18K – Part# 4411)

Mine is now on order!
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #17
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Even adjusted I have a little slack when taking off and stopping with my 15000 lb. PullRite. I coat my way tubes with Slip Plate for lubracation and protection from rust. My hitch is three yrs old and have no problems with plastic wear plates. I take it completely apart every year and clean, lube and adjust, it still looks like new. Good to know about the 1/4 " thing, didn't know that. Going to have to measure it. Great hitch.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #18
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Does a standard fifth wheel hitch have a little play in it??
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #19
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Hold the phone on the plastic wear plate upgrade kit.

Email from
L. Slater
Customer Service Representative
Pulliam Enterprises, Inc.
13790 East Jefferson Blvd
Mishwaka, IN 46545
(574)259-1520/(800)443-2307
Fax: (574)258-0289

states that there is NOT an upgrade kit for my 3300.
Trying to find out if it was JUST the 3300 that is out of luck or all of them.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #20
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To Crusader. I have the same hitch and I know mine clunks too. I will have to check the play on the hitch itself but I think some of the noise on mine comes from the hitch mount to the truck. I am going to take it to the dealership and have them tell me if that is normal. I suspect it is. My last hitch slid (with a little coaxing)into tracks and there was NO play. The new one sits on universal mountings.
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