How does a 5th wheel hitch work?

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by bonder45, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. bonder45

    bonder45 Light Load Member

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    ....Let's be honest, I know how it works but I'm having a problem.

    It's stuck close :\

    I can pull the pin handle but it won't stay open - I have to use a bungee cord to hook and unhook!
    It's a PITA! I only have 1 more trailer to pull today but maybe I can fix it.
     
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    hah) look on fifth wheek from underneeth))))

    ok. can you post 5th wheel data from ID plate to find manual?
     
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    Slack II

    SL6ATB775024
     
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    Use visegrips...
    Sounds like some hardware failed...a snapped spring perhaps...time to rebuild it i bet...
     
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    Fontaine, nice looking plate but way too many parts. If too many parts are gibbled look into a Jost to fit a Fontaine pedastal, very few moving parts.
     
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