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FishOnOne

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Posted: 04/15/20 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A while back it was posted about this couple's 5th wheel experience landing on their truck. Here's a follow up on this topic.

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Where I work we have all brands of hitches and they've all dropped a trailer. My CURT hitch, I think, is the best of what I've seen. It's very easy to tell when it's locked.


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azdryheat wrote:

Where I work we have all brands of hitches and they've all dropped a trailer. My CURT hitch, I think, is the best of what I've seen. It's very easy to tell when it's locked.


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Only watched a few minutes but the guy understands it’s “NOT necessary to do a tug test”

I will watch it in the am.

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Howdy!

I no longer have to worry about it since I switched to a Reece Goose Box.

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I have a curt hitch which I have used for 3 and half years. I back in and get out of the truck and visually inspect the jaws to in sure they have locked. Very easy to determine. Never failed until last summer. The hitch will still lock but I need to pull the truck forward then the jaws lock. I follow the curt hitch recommend maintance schedule. I would like comments from other curt hitch owners. Thanks Jim2007.


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Posted: 04/15/20 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just got a new Curt hitch when got new truck. Did you check to see if green was showing? I always have done a pull test for 15 years.


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Really sad you have to look to see if some color is showing !!!

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BigTruckRV I see is another fan of B&W. Tho we only have a 18K B&W, am sooooo glad we went w/ this brand!!!! FWIW as well, I still do a tug test each and every time when I hook up. Being a semi driver------old habits are hard to break.


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Thanks Fish for the follow up....

I think we ALL knew what the causes were on here, this just confirmed it...

I have seen a few of the BigTruckBigRV posts and they are usually a decent watch. Yes, they are usually pushing a product tat was given to them, but so what ???

Torklift uses online product evaluators to post "positive" remarks about their products all the time, I should know, I have had 3-4 different items that the sent me for free to evaluate over the years.

And I agree with above ^^ I have not used it yet, but am glad my new hitch is a B&W ..


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