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Old 05-24-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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One hitch post not super tight

We have a 3950BR on a F350 DRW.

The rv dealer installed the hitch the first time. When I had a bed liner sprayed in I had to reinstall myself.

Iíve attached a picture of the relevant page of the manual.

Three of the locking mechanisms sit in perfect and tight. One of the posts is slightly loose. Iíve adjusted the post height per the manual, but the ideal height is between sections of the nut where I can place the cotter pin. In other words I cannot set the pin at the perfect tension because itís in between slots.

With the assembly installed I think itís impossible for the post to pop out. But it does slide into the proper position without much effort. If I lower the post one more notch, it wonít lock into position. So unless Iím missing something I think this is the best I can do?

It might have been this way initially and I just didnít know it, because I didnít install it.

If you have any opinions on this I would appreciate it, as this is my first 5th wheel.

Thanks for the time,
Kevin
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:42 AM   #2
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What kind of hitch do you have?

Why did the RV dealer mess up your bed liner. I installed my own hitch and I had no problem.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:38 AM   #3
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Why not just rotate the lever into the locked position and then tighten the nut until it's snug. Would be easy to remove the cotter key and loosen the nut if you needed to remove the hitch. That's the way my hitch is install per the instruction that came with it.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:55 AM   #4
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Thank you very much for both of your replies.

I think this hitch design precludes that option. The bar prevents rotation.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:36 PM   #5
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Do the locking levers swing up? you may be able to swing them up and then tighten the nuts.
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