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Old 06-13-2023, 07:17 PM   #21
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One simple solution: Tow with a Long Bed, then you don't and special Hitch.
Itís not just the sliders. Hitches with the wrap around locking jaw need to have the forward pressure relieved to allow the jaw to rotate back and unlatch.
 
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Old 06-13-2023, 10:06 PM   #22
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We have the hitch on our Ram and if you have self leveling suspension, you will need to allow the bed to come back down after you take the load off the truck. I try to watch for the hitch to float if that makes sense to you. Also be as straight as you can be. Otherwise Bob has the same procedure that I use.
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Old 06-13-2023, 10:44 PM   #23
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One simple solution: Tow with a Long Bed, then you don't and special Hitch.
Wish I could! My short bed fits in my garage with about 3 inches to spare. I don't want to have it sit outside for 9 months a year!
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Old 06-13-2023, 11:14 PM   #24
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Doesn't seem to hurt them being outside. Our truck has over 290K miles and has never seen the inside of a garage, except for a couple times being in for a repair.
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Old 06-14-2023, 03:50 PM   #25
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Put a block behind the trailer tires. Back up a smidgen. THIS takes the pressure off the pin. Now the handle will unlatch very easily.
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Old 06-14-2023, 04:27 PM   #26
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This is a repeat of what is stated in the first sentence (#1) of the unhitching instructions from page 11 of Pullriteís manual (See post #13)

ďBack into the blocked trailer slightly and set the parking brake while you are still in gear. This action will relieve pressure on the lock mechanism before attempting to release the latch mechanism.Ē
Bingo, this i how you do it!
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Old 06-14-2023, 04:38 PM   #27
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All you have to do is chalk tires when youíre ready to pull handle then foot on brake and put in reverse you will feel it. Then pull handle. Hope it helps.
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Old 06-14-2023, 08:37 PM   #28
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It took me a few times to get the hang of disconnecting from my pull rite.
1) You must be straight
2) Lower the front hydraulics on the trailer. Lower until lifting the trailer develops a small gap between the capture plate and the hitch. About 1/8"
3) Carefully back truck slightly. Just a slight nudge.
4) Pull the handle disconnecting the locking mechanism
5) Carefully pull the truck away.
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Old 06-15-2023, 09:14 AM   #29
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Doesn't seem to hurt them being outside. Our truck has over 290K miles and has never seen the inside of a garage, except for a couple times being in for a repair.

I live in AZ and leave during the summer. So it would sit out the other 9 months. Our temps in May and Sept are probably 100-110. I don't think that is good for rubber items in the truck - engine or other gaskets, etc.
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Old 06-15-2023, 09:33 AM   #30
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On your pullrite hitch, youíre not installing a vinyl lube plate are you? Also, are you giving the hitch a little shot of WD-40 on the rails and a skid plate?
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Old 06-15-2023, 10:58 AM   #31
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Agree with rohrmann completely

Have a PullRite and never had a problem. Itís not quirky but the unhitch process is specific. Keep it lubed with WD40 (slide rails specifically).
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