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Old 12-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #11
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My truck and trailer are insured with GEICO.
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What does G.O.A.L. stand for?
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #13
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Get Out And Look . We put stickers on companies pickup windows. We had a couple guys drop goosenecks, luckily on the yard. It's also popular with truck drivers.
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Always keep the the front jacks about 2-3 "s off the ground when you do the pull check....
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I googled G.O.A.L and see it means "Get Out And Look". That's good to remember but still need to do that tug test!!
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Since the truck was moving, your truck's collision should cover both.

As to prevention, check this out:

Butch's 5th Wheel Latch Kit
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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Always keep the the front jacks about 2-3 "s off the ground when you do the pull check....
I think 2"-3" is a little high. I just raise mine enough to just barely clear the ground as if it isn't latched, it won't have far to fall and possibly damage the landing jacks.
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Butch's Service's

Butch has a nice 46$ king pin lock pin that could have saved your bed, not ever owning a 5th wheel camper before, this is the first mod. that we did, have pulled like ten times already and yes it has saved my tale once already, not a bad investment for $46.00 bucks"

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Up until today I was a proud owner of a new 376bhok. I went out to the storage lot to load some things in it. I had to hitch it up and pull it out to open the slides. I guess the hitch didn't latch all the way and the trailer dropped in the my bed rails. I'm new to 5th wheels and I must not have checked everything like I should have. Anyway my bed rails are dented pretty bad. Looks like there might be a small crack in the bottom of the front cap. I kkow I'll have to claim the truck on my insurance but I'm more worried about the trailer. I can get fiberglass fixed but do you think there would be any other structural damage? I'd hate to have to file 2 claims if I can help it.
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I think 2"-3" is a little high. I just raise mine enough to just barely clear the ground as if it isn't latched, it won't have far to fall and possibly damage the landing jacks.
Thanks for the advice, OC. I've wondered about that and now I know. That's what I love about this forum. There's always something new to learn.
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Don't tell me you have not spent the $46 bucks for this hitch pin safety catch...has saved my tale already for having, also have a 16K Husky, no problems:


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