So to close this discussion out, today, I dropped the spare tire (to get it out of the way), I loosened the two ¾" bolts holding the drivers side rear "puck" plate in place, aligned the 4439 rail, and retightened the bolts. Took longer to crank the spare down and back up than it did to make the actual adjustment. Hitch completely installed, now ready to p/u my new 5'er, the Saturday after Thanksgiving!
I'm completely new to 5th wheels (previously owned a TT, a hybrid, and a couple of pop-ups), and I'm setting up my Pull-Rite Superglide hitch.
I have the hitch pin clamp set directly over axle, as it's supposed to be, and I have 40" from where the pin would be to the back window of the truck. If that's enough clearance, I'll torque the bolts and be ready to take delivery. I have about 6"-8" of bolt holes (in 1" increments" that I could move it further back, if I need to, but that brings the hitch behind the axle.
The Jayco literature gives an overall measurement of 42'-7", and a pin to bumper measurement of 41"-1", so I could presume that the pin to nose measurement would be 1"-6", but I want to be sure.
Am I good where it is? Or should I move the hitch assembly back?
I take delivery the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but I'm going away for 6 days between now and then, so I'd like to get this done, and not have to worry about it.
Thank you for any assistance!!
They won't do it if it's flat rate. I wont let them! But if the existing brackets are supposed to be set to a tolerance, and they are off, they can fix it as a warranty repair! Truck is only 17 months old, and has less than 8000 miles on it!
Thank you for the great info!
rjxj - I saw your post on your DIY install while I was searching for already posted answers. It gave me some good leads, but since it wasn't the same situation, I questioned the group.... When you were setting the frame brackets, did the factory kit give you an on-center distance for pin to pin? Was there some "play" in the frame brackets that might allow me to make an adjustment? If I can squeeze about 3/16", I think that it'll work without grinding the pins or the picture frame holes.
Loosen the 2 bolts on each bracket under the bed so the pins will go in.
Thank you! My son and I looked at doing that after I posted... I'm going to call on Monday, find out if there's a "spec" for the o/c distance that they should be, and if it's out of spec, I'm going to have the dealer do just that, as a warranty fix. If they won't, or if it's in spec, I'll give it a try myself!
Has anyone out there tried this?
I'm attempting to install my PullRite 4439 "Picture Frame" Adapter in the bed of my 2014 RAM 2500. The passengers side pins and from to rear rail go in fine. On the drivers side, the pins, when installed in the puck holes, seen to be between ?" and ¼" too close together. The drivers side rail installs on the passengers side fine, albeit backwards, so I believe that the problem is with the puck hole spacing (from the factory), and not a PullRite problem.
Has anyone else seen or dealt with similar? How did you overcome it?
I waited to see if anybody would suggest a B&W hitch. I love my companion hitch and they make one for factory pucks. With rounded cap on my 2014 Keystone Alpine I have not needed a slider in over 10 k miles towing in all conditions. Keystone calls it an 88 degree cap. I don't have to worry about the 16 degree angle to hitch up. Just sayin......
I've been all through the Jayco literature and website, and I cannot find anything on the Jayco nose-cap clearance. Many mfgrs "brag" about how their nose-cap will clear, but Jayco is silent on it.
OK. Went to the SG website, and read the manual. It IS a double pivot. The ad that I was looking at , as a possible source "RadAuto" showed it as a single. Maybe I should loom for a more knowledgable vendor! LOL!!!
Thank you for the assist, Folks! I'm sure that I'll have more 5'er rookie questions!
Hi, All! I'm in the process of selling my travel tailer and moving to a fifth-wheel. wife and I really fell for the new Jayco North Point 377RLBH at last weekend's Hershey Show.
I will be the FIRST to admit that I know very little about 5'er hitch systems. I've had several folks, including the reps for the MOR/ryde pin system recommend the Pullrite Superglide, as it is "automatic", and doesn't require getting out to release. (I have a 6' bed in my RAM, and I don't want to bang into the cab when backing the trailer into tight spots.) I have the in-bed "puck" system on the RAM, so I will need to mount the hitch on a picture frame, either Reese or Pullrite.
So my question is, do I want the Pullrite Superglide auto slider which is only single pivot? Or am I better off with a double pivot hitch? (and if so, what would you recommend?)
Thank you for any help!