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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 12/20/19 03:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

noteven wrote:

Oh you can drop a trailer with a B&W if you forget to pin the release while you were say bizzy being distracted by RV hitching up supervisors or your fancy eeelectronic landing gear and such like that...


If the handle is closed and NOT pinned the B&W will NOT release the kingpin. Would I try it? NOPE!


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Posted: 12/20/19 04:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

noteven wrote:

Oh you can drop a trailer with a B&W if you forget to pin the release while you were say bizzy being distracted by RV hitching up supervisors or your fancy eeelectronic landing gear and such like that...


If the handle is closed and NOT pinned the B&W will NOT release the kingpin. Would I try it? NOPE!


I tried it. Got distracted and didn't pin it. Drove for 60 miles in a variety of conditions and turns.

Bought s$%t my pants when I found it at a rest stop!


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Posted: 12/20/19 05:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

noteven wrote:

Oh you can drop a trailer with a B&W if you forget to pin the release while you were say bizzy being distracted by RV hitching up supervisors or your fancy eeelectronic landing gear and such like that...
Not really, even if you forget to pin the arm the hitch will still not let go of the pin, until you pull the handle to deliberately release the pin. Once the arm snaps backward, the jaws are locked, backward being towards the rear of the truck. You can drive off without pinning the arm. DAMHIKIJK. I don't believe it's a recommended practice though. [emoticon]

The only time I've heard of someone dropping their trailer with a B&W is when he pinned the arm open, backed into the trailer, raised his legs, did not unpin the opened aram, and pulled forward. Just about the only way it can happen.


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I NEVER pin my arm open.

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Nope, me neither. If the trailer is sitting correctly, it isn't necessary.

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Looks like he has posted a follow up video...No real answers to what might have happened. Sure looks like he could have understood the hitch a little better.

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A follow-up to a follow-up equals clickbait.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I NEVER pin my arm open.

When I park at home I have to pin my arm open every time. It is a serious downhill slope and the weight is always against the front of the hitch, so the arm will not stay open on its own.
I am also one of those that doesn't do a pull test. I have posted my reasons why several times. I do multiple visual checks making sure it is properly hooked as well as grabbing the handle to make sure it is pinned. Every time.


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Jetstreamer wrote:

Looks like he has posted a follow up video...No real answers to what might have happened. Sure looks like he could have understood the hitch a little better.

Yeah..... I noticed on his re hitch there was no gap between the hitch plates like the vid shows in his first attempt. No gap no high pin.

Now the hitch jaws won't open drama.
Could be jaw damage from a high pin or he needs to release tension on the jaws.

I would still like to see the whole vid on his first attempt.......
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ependydad wrote:

Can we take a minute and talked about this "crushes the truck" comment?! I mean, it made impact.. but "CRUSHED IT"???


Gets more viewers, being dramatic.


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