I`m looking for some advice for my Pull Rite 18k hitch. We enjoyed our third outing this past weekend. When I returned home I unhitched the trailer and droped into town for some supplies. The slider was loose. The head moved up and down the slides with ease as I accelerated and braked. There were no issues earlier pulling the trailer. Before I start torquing the nuts has anyone experienced this and is there a remidy.
I have not adjusted mine yet, but I believe there is a large bolt on the end near the cab with a locking nut with that tightened slightly it will put a small amount of pressure on the slider and keep it from turning and therefore will not slide down the tubes. I believe I read about that procedure but the best bet is to give pullrite a quick call they are very helpful 877 78557483 is the number I have on my phone.
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Adjustment of the block will not prevent hitch head assembly movement. You need to use something, like rope, tarp strap, and or a bunge cord to prevent the head assembly from slamming back and forth.
I use a strap to restrain mine when traveling without the trailer.
There is an adj. bolt and nut as seen in the pdf. manual that will prevent the hitch from moving.
My hitch is a few years old. Different than the current model -should of stated this. The new style adjuster is designed to prevent movement -reading the latest owners manual.
Tightening my adjustment block enough to prevent movement deforms the plastic block. There is language in my owners manual cautioning against overtightening the adjustment block. I find that proper adjustment (no banging -start/stop) and regular Slip Plate application on way tubes, leave an assembly that moves with little effort. Instead of hearing the occasional end to end bang when disconnected a strap is employed. YMMV
Thanks for the advice....I now have a Pull Rite Manual hard copy for the trailer...as well an electronic version on the iPad. I tightened her up and all is good. Again...Thanks....enjoy your camping trips...