How do you slide the 5th wheel on an International?

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  1. 1of1

    1of1 Bobtail Member

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    How do i slide 5th wheel on a international
     
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  3. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Same as any other truck ,how about picture's?
     
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  4. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    First thing to know is do you even have a sliding fifth wheel, or is it fixed?
     
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  5. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    With an air slide, I drop the trailer. Throw the air slide switch to retract the pins. Then use a pry bar to put it exactly where I want it.
    Least amount of frustration that way.
     
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  6. Mobile Proctologist

    Mobile Proctologist Light Load Member

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    Drop landing gear..drop air in bags..flip the 5th wheel switch check the clearance between mudflap brackets to the landing gear if your sliding forward don't go more than a third of the front axle and your steer weight is 600 lb per inch of treadwith per tire
     
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  7. Upinsmoke

    Upinsmoke Medium Load Member

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    You'll need to get a gap between your fifth wheel and trailer..any weight on the fifth wheel and you'll have problems.
    Lubricate the pins with soap and water.
    Slowly rock the truck after releasing the pins..should unlock just like the tandem.
    Doesn't take much to move it a few inches.
     
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  8. jeastonjr

    jeastonjr Light Load Member

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    go to a truckstop and ask a old guy.
     
  9. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    If it’s on a Marten International tractor then none of the fifth wheels on any of the tractor fleet are sliding,they’re all permanently fixed.
     
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