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Old 08-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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was wondering if anyone can give me any insight on the operation of their pullrite hitch. I have the 4100 superglide installed in my truck and was reading the procedure manual and it seems to be a little complex. Is it easier than it seems?? New to a fifth wheel. I am hoping it is just nerves getting to me. Picking up our new 34tbok on Saturday and departing with my Puma tow behind. any info would be great. Thanks!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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I have the 3300.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:15 PM   #3
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was wondering if anyone can give me any insight on the operation of their pullrite hitch. I have the 4100 superglide installed in my truck and was reading the procedure manual and it seems to be a little complex. Is it easier than it seems?? New to a fifth wheel. I am hoping it is just nerves getting to me. Picking up our new 34tbok on Saturday and departing with my Puma tow behind. any info would be great. Thanks!!
I have the 15k Superglide and it works great. You have to take your time when hooking up as you will need to position your TV and the king pin of the camper exactly lined up and then back the TV slowly to slightly pick up the camper in order for the jaws to lock around the king pin. Make certain you have chocks behind the camper wheels. I also recommend plugging the camper to the TV so you will have the camper brakes to help block the camper. Double check that the jaws are locked around the king pin before pulling out.

Be certain to keep the rails of the hitched properly lubricated. I use WD40. It is easy to apply and reapply. I always spray more WD40 whenever we stop for diesel, bathroom breaks, etc. Your warranty will be voided if you do not keep the rails lubricated.

You will be fine. Enjoy your new fiver!
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@ herk the hooking and unhooking seems to be tedious. I thought you could unhook at any angle but it reads no more than 16 degrees. Think its going to be change from hooking up tow behind but I am told it is easier. Is this true??
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@ herk the hooking and unhooking seems to be tedious. I thought you could unhook at any angle but it reads no more than 16 degrees. Think its going to be change from hooking up tow behind but I am told it is easier. Is this true??
You can hook up at 16 degrees, as long as the angle is no more than 16 deg. It is much easier to be exactly lined up. I have not had a tow behind, so I cannot comment on which one is easier.
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@ herk the hooking and unhooking seems to be tedious. I thought you could unhook at any angle but it reads no more than 16 degrees. Think its going to be change from hooking up tow behind but I am told it is easier. Is this true??
Yes. The reason for the limitation is due to the fact that the hitch head does not rotate. You are limited in the approach angle so that the wedge that cams the hitch rearward will enter the slot. Since you have the same limitation on disconnect, hooking up is no harder than unhooking.

What I like best is the positive retention of the pin by completely enclosing the entire pin with the lock. Once closed, it is impossible to accidently open.
You must positively retract the lock.
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