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Posted: 03/12/19 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As stated previously I have a pull rite auto slide, and am glad I have it. As far as paint on the hitch, spray some W-D40 on the way tubes prior to pulling the trailer. That's about it for daily use. Every year mine comes out of the truck for storage. Everything is cleaned and lubed at this time. Yes there are wear marks on the way tubes from use, but in 5 years there is no rust. Piece of mind, and one less thing to be concerned with, it's all well worth it to me. Oh yeah, being automatic does mean you do NOT get out of the truck to activate it, it's automatic.


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The pullrite is very automatic. It uses a gearing system that pushes the actual 5th wheel hitch backwards as soon as the head starts to turn. I have to use a strap to hold it in place when I'm not towing, or else you hear it it sliding back and forth. Once you get the hang of it, it's very slick to use. The engage lever locks into place and it makes a very loud noise when it engages, and the handle pulls out full when disconnected. It is very susceptible to pin binding, so chocks and your parking brake are in order. However, I have an older 5th wheel that I tow with a f-150 with the 5.5 ft bed, so this hitch is a must. The front corners of the trailer do not have the rounded corners, so I can get close to 90 degrees but not quite. But when I look at what it does to the suspension of my trailer with that kind angle, I don't care.

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