2019 Cascadia pulling the pin...help!!!!

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  1. Kitty40

    Kitty40 Bobtail Member

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    I've never been much of a Freight Shaker fan but I love this truck. It's roomy, rides smooth, has all the bells and whistles EXCEPT that fancy button in cab to release the kingpin lock. I've read the manual, backed up, pulled forward, twisted the pin while raising up, lowered air, raised air, lowered trailer, raised it etc...I cannot pull this dang pin!! I've done it a couple of times and don't know how I did it. I usually get lucky and someone is nearby that will help me. I'm tired of fighting with this thing. Does anyone know the magic trick to pull the pin with ease??
     
  2. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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  3. Kitty40

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    No, I've been meaning to get one. I don't know how useful it'll be with this truck though. Seems you gotta do more than just pull the pin. Why, is it a magical pin puller lol?!
     
  4. Kitty40

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    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    What kind of 5th wheel is it? Is the plate greased well enough?

    What kind of surface are you unhooking on?

    If the plate is greased, and the spot is level, I just pull the supply knob, back up slightly, and this one pulls, but it's not like the old one, which had a broken spring and different design.
     
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  6. Kitty40

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    I'm not sure what kind of fifth wheel it is. Looks like a standard fifth wheel. I just had everything greased two weeks ago. Been on level ground each time unhooking.
     
  7. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    Set your trailer brakes first, back up against the pin then set the tractor brakes. That takes the pressure off . You should be able to pull the handle easily .
     
  8. OldeSkool

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    Took the words right out of my mouth. If this doesn't work you got problems and need a mechanic.
     
  9. Kitty40

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    Yep, done it. I've asked one of our other drivers and he says he always has a hard time with his too.
     
  10. TheLoadOut

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    You may have to push up slightly before pulling the release arm out. It's a safety device.
     
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