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Old 04-21-2015, 11:00 AM   #1
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Cant find a video of how the mechanics of a 5th wheel hitch works

I would like to really visualize and understand how a 5th wheel hitch works. I have tried google searches only to come up with results that explain how to install a hitch or how to hook them up to a trailer. Does anyone have any links for a video that will teach me how they work? Thanks!
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:06 AM   #2
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Don't know about video but Reese has schematics of all hitches on their website
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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Thanks Brookstone. But I really want to see a video and understand the workings.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:40 AM   #4
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Thanks Brookstone. But I really want to see a video and understand the workings.
Have you searched YouTube?

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I have searched youtube extensively. Fonzie, that definitely helps alot. I am still going to search for more detail if possible with an actual 5th wheel hitch that pulls an RV. I may be going overboard on wanting to learn too much here and getting too detailed but thats just me.
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I have searched youtube extensively. Fonzie, that definitely helps alot. I am still going to search for more detail if possible with an actual 5th wheel hitch that pulls an RV. I may be going overboard on wanting to learn too much here and getting too detailed but thats just me.
Hooking up/un-hooking? The pin is your pivot point as you probably already know, the biggest factor being the hitch placement in the bed of tv....turning radius.
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That was a great video Fonzie and exactly what I was looking for. Thank you! I think on my last trip I high pinned the hitch unfortunately. I had to un hitch and hitch again. Then I drove 16 straight hours and was a nervous wreck because the lock was sticking sideways because it had tension on it. I hope I didnt damage my hitch.
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