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Posted: 01/06/19 07:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ependydad wrote:

My new hitch doesn't come apart into 2 pieces and is too heavy to remove by myself. I do exactly what the OP described:

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That said, I priced out the Mopar Curt hitch and it seemed awfully expensive for what it is. I'd consider a different puck-mounted hitch.


I have a Trailer Saver as well... I use a tractor, place on my little trailer, store in the barn! The trailer tongue is removable, to conserve space!

A small A-Frame would serve the same purpose as the tractor...lift hitch out of truck, move truck, roll the trailer under hitch, place on trailer, put in storage!
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I have left my 5th wheel hitch hanging on the pin many times. Especially if I am going to be at a campground for several days or weeks and want use of the bed or cover the bed with my Tonneau cover.

As for putting the hitch back into the pucks I do not find it any more difficult than hitching a conventional ball hitch trailer. With the help of the DW to guide me I am usually spot on.

I use the guide points I have in my rear window and windshield mirror and the center line on the trailer to guide me back. Then all the DW has to do is tell me when to stop backing.

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LIKE2BUILD wrote:


Ernie,
Yes, you can certainly leave the hitch hanging from the kingpin. The tough part is going to come when you try to back up under the 5er and line up the hitch with the 4 pucks in the bed. My guess is that will be a very tricky endeavor.


Actually pretty easy...

Back up as close as you can drop the hitch till it's sitting in the bed and then release the jaws and pull forward to get some room. At that point you just have to pull it into position without lifting it from ground and over the tailgate.


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valhalla does the same as I. [emoticon]

I cannot see getting into a big stew over this issue.

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I just use an engine hoist to get mine out. Works fine for me


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got you all beat, use the forklift at work! Rigged up some 1/8 cables as chokers, slip them through the hitch then onto the fork legs and lift it right out. I have a Reese slider so too heavy for one person. Then set it on piano dolly and stash it in the shop.

My BIL uses a modified camper shell winch hanging from his garage rafters, drives in, lifts it up to the ceiling and drives out.


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got you all beat, use the forklift at work! Rigged up some 1/8 cables as chokers, slip them through the hitch then onto the fork legs and lift it right out. I have a Reese slider so too heavy for one person. Then set it on piano dolly and stash it in the shop.

My BIL uses a modified camper shell winch hanging from his garage rafters, drives in, lifts it up to the ceiling and drives out.

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Nearly 62 and I have no issue taking out or installing by hand my B&W RAM puck hitch. I do break it into two parts. Work smarter NOT harder!


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Nearly 62 and I have no issue taking out or installing by hand my B&W RAM puck hitch. I do break it into two parts. Work smarter NOT harder!


Working smarter is taking it out by ways other than muscle. At 61 you're still a pup. LOL





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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Nearly 62 and I have no issue taking out or installing by hand my B&W RAM puck hitch. I do break it into two parts. Work smarter NOT harder!


Until last summer we had a 20K, Reese 4-Way Articulating which broke down into two pieces. At 65, it was not a problem. Last summer we bought a TrailerSaver TS3.....at approximately 290 pounds, it exceeded the “load capacity” of my back fusion! [emoticon]. To remove the hitch from the truck (leaving on the 5er is not practical for us).....the tractor was necessary!

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