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Old 05-05-2015, 09:24 AM   #1
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I was told about this tip so many years ago I don’t even remember where I picked it up. I paint the jaws on my 5th wheel hitch making it visually easier to see that I have properly captured the trailer’s kingpin. I also paint the top and bottom of the kingpin making it easier to see if the trailer is high pinned. Even so, I always do a test pull to ensure proper capture.

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good pic, ipainted the jaw on mine, and check it when I plug in TT lights
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:48 AM   #3
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I was told about this tip so many years ago I don’t even remember where I picked it up. I paint the jaws on my 5th wheel hitch making it visually easier to see that I have properly captured the trailer’s kingpin. I also paint the top and bottom of the kingpin making it easier to see if the trailer is high pinned. Even so, I always do a test pull to ensure proper capture.

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WOW great Idea!!!!!
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:46 AM   #4
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I've heard this tip before, but the picture speaks to it really well.
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:36 PM   #5
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I was told about this tip so many years ago I don’t even remember where I picked it up. I paint the jaws on my 5th wheel hitch making it visually easier to see that I have properly captured the trailer’s kingpin. I also paint the top and bottom of the kingpin making it easier to see if the trailer is high pinned. Even so, I always do a test pull to ensure proper capture.

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Bob,

That is a GREAT Idea! It never occurred to me, but I sure know what I will be doing this weekend
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great pic I have painted mine red to see it
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:21 PM   #7
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I did this when I first got my 5er because I was a little unsure about things. I felt silly doing it, but now after lots of experience I still rely heavily on that visual clue. The paint stands out well in that dark area. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:47 PM   #8
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Hmmmm. I only painted the flip latch. This a much better idea. Thanks!


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Old 05-05-2015, 10:02 PM   #9
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I changed my Reese out to a B&W now know worries. Still do a pull test out of habit though.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:08 PM   #10
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Great idea. That is one of the things so great about this forum. The tips and hints are always helpful.
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