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Ron3rd

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Posted: 01/03/21 08:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bird Freak wrote:

NO! Don't try this unless you can block the slide from moving. When you make a turn the 5th wheel will turn and slide but not the way you want.
You are asking for a lot of trouble.


That's the answer I was looking for. You need the capture plate, but why?

Thanks Bird.

I'll come up with a capture plate before I move the rig.


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Ron3rd wrote:

Bird Freak wrote:

NO! Don't try this unless you can block the slide from moving. When you make a turn the 5th wheel will turn and slide but not the way you want.
You are asking for a lot of trouble.


That's the answer I was looking for. You need the capture plate, but why?

Thanks Bird.

I'll come up with a capture plate before I move the rig.


The Capture Plate is attached to the trailer's pin box skid plate. When hooked up into your SuperGlide hitch and ready to tow, it isolates the rotation of your trailer's king pin in the hitch. Movement and rotation is then transferred to the automatic cam action of your SuperGlide hitch

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Good info. Thanks OB

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You can tow without a capture plate if you stop the sliding action of the Superglide hitch.

This is what I use on my 16K Superglide.

Slide Stop is placed between turntable ways.

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Tightened in and jam nutted.



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With Slide Stop installed towing without capture plate can be done.

Sharp turns must be avoided so as not to take out rear window of tow vehicle!



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When I bought my Superglide the dealer ordered the wrong plate. He locked the hitch from sliding with what he called "slide locks". I thought he got them from Pullrite. They looked something like this:

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He clamped them here:

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Then tighted up this bump stop:

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When I returned to have the plate installed and reconfigured, he noted he didn't grease the hitch surface and it got scarred up:

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I towed about 600 miles with my slide locked as described.
I like C.B's setup better


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You could make delivery by the dealer part of the deal.


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C.B. wrote:

You can tow without a capture plate if you stop the sliding action of the Superglide hitch.

This is what I use on my 16K Superglide.

Slide Stop is placed between turntable ways.

Tightened in and jam nutted.





With Slide Stop installed towing without capture plate can be done.

Sharp turns must be avoided so as not to take out rear window of tow vehicle!



C.B.



This is the solution..... As long as you STOP the head from sliding, it is perfectly fine to tow like that... I made up something similar to the poster above, but with minor differences.... Now I have a Long Bed and new B&W and don't have to worry about that anymore !


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Thanks for all the info folks, much appreciated.

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