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RE: Break away cable

Just as you aren't supposed to attach the break away cable to the drawbar of a trailer hitch, I was under the impression that for a fifth wheel the cable is to be attached to the truck, and not any part of the hitch. The theory is that if ANY part of the fifth wheel hitch fails, by attaching the cable to the truck (like one of the tie down loops that is in the truck bed) the entire fifth wheel hitch could be completely torn out of the truck bed but the break away switch would still be activated- however ridiculous that seems. Now don't start confusing these experts on the right way to do it . :B Sure makes sense to be to be connected to something besides the hitch in case the hitch came loose.
cummins2014 01/08/20 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

We would rather have access to multiple machines and be done in an hour. The washer/dryer space in the 5th wheel is great storage space. Although we don't full time, thats kind of how we look at it. Our washer ,and dryer would be in the closest, as you go in the entry door, on our Montana fifth wheel, so nearly over the axles, so it wouldn't be like some up in the bedroom closest adding pin weight. Spending 2-4 months in ours a year ,my wife didn't want the onboard washer ,and dryer. This year we will probably be out more like 5 months.
cummins2014 01/06/20 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Montana for fulltiming??

" That is going to put a lot more stress on the tires, running gear and frame. For that kind of use the MORryde Independent Suspension System (IS) stands up much better than a leaf spring suspension." I HIGHLY advise the MORryde IS suspension, anything else running FullTime will not hold up!!! https://i.imgur.com/S3Df6xWl.jpg Thats a rather bold statement , had friends over yesterday, planning our Alaska trip starting in late May. They have been full timing now for 5 years with a 36' Big Country, conventional leaf spring suspension. Waiting to hear back from him on how many miles . They spent the entire summer ,and fall in the northeast this past year. They have traveled all over this country. Although I don't full time , I have a 12 year old Montana fifth wheel , that has a lot of miles on it. Only thing I have done to the suspension is replace the shear springs on the MorRyde LRE suspension, which is a wear item. Plus added the wet bolt kit early on . Still the stock leaf springs. Its going to get a few miles on it starting in mid Feb. to Arizona, and that state is pretty rough on suspension, pretty crappy roads , its been down there pretty much every year since new. Also it will get a pretty good workout on the Alaska trip , minimum of around 10K miles.
cummins2014 01/06/20 11:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel tire question

"How is that possible" Chalk it up to "Good Clean Livin" Had to be :B
cummins2014 01/01/20 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel tire question

Proper pressure for load set before each trip. Visual inspection and heat gun at every stop. At a minimum 100,000 towing miles with one tread separation and never a flat. How is that possible without a TPMS??? How is that possible ,extremely lucky. Had the same attitude until I lost a tire due to a road hazard, IMO If I would have had a TPMS I would of been warned ,and not have ruined the tire. The TST 507 I bought was cheaper then the tire I had to replace, and considering the other ran with all the weight on it, hard to say if it was damaged. I put another 1000 miles on it ,but decided to replace it also ,and make it a spare. The original spare was pretty old anyway.
cummins2014 01/01/20 10:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

Turning the handle when closed is not locking it. The act of turning the handle is to prop it open for coupling, when you back into it correctly it contacts a mechanism that releases it to slide closed under spring tension. If the flange of the king pin does not interfere with the latch mechanism the handle will pop all the way in under spring tension. Putting a pin or padlock in it when in is locking it. I never saw it all the way in, in the early video's. I guess you didn't go back and watch, and listen to him at 14:55 of the third video . Its apparent he locked it manually . I don't care what its supposed to do , he locked it manual it was in the open position AFTER he backed in . If you listen to what he said, you might not want to keep insisting on what YOU think the hitch is supposed to do .
cummins2014 12/31/19 08:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

But in this case the OP did not close the hitch plain and simple. I am not sure that is a correct statement. When connected correctly the lever will go in all the way by it's self(it is spring loaded to be in). That is why when pulled out you turn it down to keep it open in preparation for coupling up. My Hi-Jacker worked in a similar way. If the King Pin is high then the head does not latch properly and the handle is still out part way, as it cannot pop into to the latched position. The lower larger area of the King Pin is interfering with the latch mechanism, which is one of the forms of high hitched. Chris " I am not sure that is a correct statement " Go back to the third video to 14:55, watch ,and listen to what he said. I don't know much about that hitch, but it sure appears he has to manually lock that hitch . Its apparent he locked it manually by turning the handle ,and in it went,and then he pinned it. Its possible after he backed in ,and it automatically closed , he pulled it open ,and locked it, and that was not shown. Then he showed making sure it was locked ,and pinned . But if you listen to him he plainly said that is something he didn't have to do with his other hitch, so to me he referring to having to manually lock that hitch. You tell me what you see ,and hear .
cummins2014 12/31/19 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

"Lets do this, yes it was high hitched , if thats what it will take, but in the classic sense , no it was not high hitched, but lets use that . My point was there was no gap ." Lets assume for argument that we have 4 extra slip discs. That will not allow the subject hitch or any hitch to latch. There will still not be a gap. I would call that a high hitch even though the pin is not on top of the jaws. But in this case the OP did not close the hitch plain and simple. It would not matter what hitch is used including the B&W it would result in a dropped trailer. Now it will be said that that can not happen with a B&W as the arm would be open. But if you look at this picture it is clear the subject arm was also in the locked open position. https://i.imgur.com/n0L2zFfl.jpg In this picture I believe you can see the pin just to the left of the jaw. You should not be able to see the pin when the hitch is closed and latched. https://i.imgur.com/OCPy6f5l.jpg There was nothing wrong with the hitch is was an operator error. The guy backed in correctly as far as we know, he pushed down on the hitch slightly, so again you call it high hitch, he!! I don't care what you call it. I get it why you want to call it high hitched, what other terminology would you use ,besides his total lack of awareness. Sure it was operator error, the hitch didn't malfunction. I sure hope thats obvious to everyone. They took the **** disk off ,and all was well.
cummins2014 12/31/19 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

Snip... Their is one fact here, he put a bind on the handle closing. The handle would not close, he pulled out ,and dropped the fifth wheel . I will repeat, saw it first hand in Montana two summers ago in a small RV park , same thing, except he realized his handle was not closing. The disk plate was banged up a little ,and was warped , holding it up just enough to put a bind on the handle. Took the disc off ,all was good. Handle closed ,and off he went. . I glad the you acknowledge that to many slip discs can cause a high hitch condition. What we do not know is the full sequence, as the video is highly edited. RCMAN46's one photo shows what appears to be a sliding bar behind the king pin at some point in the sequence. Update: Part #3 is now available. Extra slip disc seemed to be causing the problem of not latching correctly, cause a higher than normal hitch up and create the uncoupling problems, when he finally got it hitched. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHsVk46MR_M&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR05m4NJHFSnmU0Ia2bpX0uYyieSzlk2qh04cmobtZPM0jY5_iId0JFk_IQ You may have to back it up to the beginning. Also, I can not find documentation on the older Husky 24K EZ Roller. However the latch handle does not have enough travel to be a true sliding bar hitch. Final concussion is that the extra slip disc caused it to be to high to latch correctly. Truly a case that a tug test would have exposed. Lets do this, yes it was high hitched , if thats what it will take, but in the classic sense , no it was not high hitched, but lets use that . My point was there was no gap . There was no seem to be the problem, the extra disc was the problem from the start. I don't need to back up from the beginning . I acknowledged early on that I saw it first hand in Montana a couple years ago, as far as that disc not letting the handle close, he was backing in, and actually pushing the truck down an inch or so ,just like he was supposed too, the handle just would not close all the way . If you will hear the guy in the video acknowledge that he backed in with the two together, at least he thought he did the first time. He made that comment in the third video. At that point the guy didn't know what he did. But he was aware that he needed to push the two together as he backed in. So in the classic sense there was no high hitching going on, where you are leaving a gap between hitch ,and pin box.
cummins2014 12/31/19 09:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

Snip... Their is one fact here, he put a bind on the handle closing. The handle would not close, he pulled out ,and dropped the fifth wheel . I will repeat, saw it first hand in Montana two summers ago in a small RV park , same thing, except he realized his handle was not closing. The disk plate was banged up a little ,and was warped , holding it up just enough to put a bind on the handle. Took the disc off ,all was good. Handle closed ,and off he went. .
cummins2014 12/30/19 08:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

It ain't so much the things that people don't know that makes trouble in this world, as it is the things that people know that ain't so. Mark Twain The trouble with our...friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan I am always drawn first to the opinion page of a newspaper. I guess I enjoy reading stuff that I know just ain't true. Reminds me of this forum sometimes. All in fun guys. :W Do they still sell newspapers :B
cummins2014 12/30/19 11:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

I see a possible one for the guiness book here. Surely I am wrong but i count like 51 cummins posts in the first dozen pages. :h Is zat possible. :B He is a very knowledgeable guy that knows more than most on this forum. Therefore his posts are greatly appreciated by many! I agree cummins2014 is da man. Well, thank you, Again ,and Again left me out . I was starting to feel really left out here :B
cummins2014 12/29/19 10:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

I see a possible one for the guiness book here. Surely I am wrong but i count like 51 cummins posts in the first dozen pages. :h Is zat possible. :B He is a very knowledgeable guy that knows more than most on this forum. Therefore his posts are greatly appreciated by many! Did you not comprehend 51 cummins posts, you should of included me also , not just 12v98 :)
cummins2014 12/29/19 10:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

I see a possible one for the guiness book here. Surely I am wrong but i count like 51 cummins posts in the first dozen pages. :h Is zat possible. :B He is a very knowledgeable guy that knows more than most on this forum. Therefore his posts are greatly appreciated by many! I agree, 12v98 is very knowledgeable, considering you ,and him are buddies ,he probably really appreciate's it.
cummins2014 12/29/19 10:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

I see a possible one for the guiness book here. Surely I am wrong but i count like 51 cummins posts in the first dozen pages. :h Is zat possible. :B Very possible , I beat out 12V98 47 to 41 , first time ever :B
cummins2014 12/29/19 10:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

No pull test. It actually looked like it was a little high when he was checking. Also you could hear like a metal noise when he was raising landing gear. Don't know much about that hitch but when it is locked do you need a pin or lock or something to keep it in place? What are we back to the high hitch again, thought that was put to bed. Not sure it needs the lock pin ,if you noticed when its unlocked the handle is pulled , and rotated to lock it open, and the same when the handle is turned it goes in ,and locks closed . I have a Reese hitch, it has a lock pin, does not really caution about the pin needed. The B&W boys reports that it doesn't need to be pinned closed ,it won't come open. I am not about to find out with my Reese hitch,
cummins2014 12/28/19 03:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

That hitch should only be used as a Boat Anchor. Too bulky for my inflatable one man pontoon boat I use for fly fishing . Would need a bigger boat :B
cummins2014 12/27/19 10:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

If I had that hitch, I would sell it for scrap metal, and get a Reese that locks when backing in, or a B&W Companion. Thats what my 18K Reese does ,it locks in place when backing in. I read the owners manual on it again, it does not have a caution or anything I could see about the locking pin. I certainly don't want to find out what happens if the pin is left out, but have a feeling like the B&W its locked, and its not coming open until I pull the handle to open.
cummins2014 12/27/19 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

How do you define complicated, it appears the handle needs to be in the locked position , and pinned . Not sure the complication . I have the top of the line Reese ,same thing ,make sure the handle is in the locked position ,and pinned. I was under the impression thats pretty much how all hitches work, if not bad bad things CAN happen . Fair point. You do have to rotate the handle, which sort of ***** it I guess, so it will snap shut. That's an extra step. Then there is the indicator that is supposed to tell you it is locked, but obviously does not prove anything. Pulling a pin to remove the handle extension, then using that pin to lock the release handle. I also noticed that even when operated correctly, there was very little travel between locked and released - no mechanical advantage it seemed. And what was the using a stick to snap the jaw shut all about? Is all that more complicated? Each can judge that for themselves, but it was obviously too complicated for that gentleman, and he supposedly has used another fifth wheel hitch "hundreds" of times. Did you notice how much fore-aft slop there was when correctly hitched up. It was shown in this last installment. I hope they get themselves a nice Reese to replace that. I never did hear them say what hitch they had before trading, and I could not make it out in the first video when they were swapping. Looked like a Reese, but not for sure about that. on edit: I guess we can't say "co_cks" here LOL If you noticed ,there was a locking pin provided ,but it was broke, so he used the handle pin , thats the way I saw it. Just guessing here that handle removal is something you can do to prevent someone from messing with the handle ?? I could be wrong here, but like my Reese handle you pull it out , and move it slightly rearward, and it looks open, and when backed in ,it slams shut, and you pin it . With his hitch it appeared he pulls it out ,and rotates slightly to lock open, and slams shut when backed into ?? Will have to watch it again . Maybe like you say he has to manually close the handle ? On edit: Yes, he has to lock the handle manually , and then pin it with the pin from the handle, not sure why that is, but overall watching him hitch up ,he pulls the handle out to lock it open , and backs in , turns the handle , and it goes in ,and locks ,and then he pulls the pin on the handle ,and locks it with the pin. If I had that hitch I would have a separate pin ,and leave the handle on .
cummins2014 12/26/19 04:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Crushes Truck

A high-pin is a physical position, not a procedure. Simply means the recess in the pin is too high for the jaws to engage it. I suspect a pin on top of the jaws is less common that what we had here, where the pin was just slightly too high. Anyway, I also appreciated this last installment of the video, and I'm happy to see that they got a good handle on what they did wrong. And also give them props for not blaming the hitch, but accepting responsibility for their mistake. Basically it is 99.9% never the fault of the hitch, regardless of what brand or design. My opinion is that particular hitch is more complicated than it should be. How do you define complicated, it appears the handle needs to be in the locked position , and pinned . Not sure the complication . I have the top of the line Reese ,same thing ,make sure the handle is in the locked position ,and pinned. I was under the impression thats pretty much how all hitches work, if not bad bad things CAN happen .
cummins2014 12/26/19 04:11pm Fifth-Wheels
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