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    How does a 5th wheel hitch work?

    ....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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    check it out http://www.trailcoparts.com/catalog_files/175-187.pdf

    to inspect unlocker you have to look at plate from uderneeth.

    any other symptoms, like jerking when you accelerate ore slow down?

    may be it is time to rebuild top plate?

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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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