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ssduane
07-18-2012, 01:42 AM
with all my upgrades/mods, I figured I would look at my hitch too, and since it has seemed to have a slight "chunk" over the past year or so, needed attention. Also, it wouldn't fully unlock one time. :bs:

So, here is what I came up with.

SG says hitch opening should be

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0863.jpg

mine was

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0865.jpg

which means the underside looks like

new

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0871.jpg

mine

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0870.jpg

what this extra slop does is allows the teeth to skip, meaning everything is out of time not allowing full closing or opening if they skip, and I think you can figure out what the result is.

anyways, new and old

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0858.jpg

notice the upgraded/beefier underside

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0861.jpg

So, after talking to SG, the warranty on hitches is 5 years, so I'm out and a new head is 430 bucks, but they also sometimes have refurbished heads for 175 bucks, which is what you see in my pictures which also has a 5 year warranty. I know I'm hard on my shit but just wanted to put this info out, and also, if you have the older style and a welder, you might want to beef up your shit.

jackxclan
07-18-2012, 01:57 AM
Those hitches just scare me.

2BH
07-18-2012, 02:06 AM
Just took a look at mine and it looks like your old one except not bent. Were you accustomed to hitching off center and sliding into the capture plate? I can't imagine why yours is so bent out?

What model number superglide do you have and what year did you buy it?

Check the cam bearing too, just replaced mine as it was getting loose but it was only $45.

jws
07-18-2012, 02:49 AM
Duane does might shit look alright????

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x313/jws8402/IMG_0241.jpg


http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x313/jws8402/IMG_0244.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x313/jws8402/IMG_0245.jpg

2BH
07-18-2012, 03:17 AM
How in the hell did you bend the spring pin?

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0870.jpg

ssduane
07-18-2012, 03:48 AM
Just took a look at mine and it looks like your old one except not bent. Were you accustomed to hitching off center and sliding into the capture plate? I can't imagine why yours is so bent out?

What model number superglide do you have and what year did you buy it?

Check the cam bearing too, just replaced mine as it was getting loose but it was only $45.

I won't say that I haven't tried to hitch up slightly off centered, but never thought I did it overly hard. But there have been some times I was pissed off hitching up, so figure that along with some 16k plus towing miles and shitty freeways.

Mines a model 3300, bought mid/late 06.

I pulled my cam apart, looked good, no gauling whatsoever.

I will gut and keep spare parts off mine.

ssduane
07-18-2012, 03:53 AM
Those hitches just scare me.

whats it feel like to be scared? :vib: :vib: :vib:

Duane does might shit look alright????

yes, Jeff, 3" opening and all looks good underneath from what I can see, keep lubing that thing! :vib:

How in the hell did you bend the spring pin?

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0870.jpg

Not sure, might be while moving it around in the garage, didn't notice that and I looked that thing over.

jackxclan
07-18-2012, 03:58 AM
[QUOTE=ssduane;91026]whats it feel like to be scared? :vib: :vib: :vib:



Glad I got a long bed and dont have one of those monkey rigged hitch's,
It feels a little shakey when you short bed people drive near me :ass:

KxRdr
07-18-2012, 04:07 AM
Damn dude do you slow down? Awesome Job!

jws
07-18-2012, 04:11 AM
yes, Jeff, 3" opening and all looks good underneath from what I can see, keep lubing that thing! :vib:


Sweeeeet - thanks for the heads up:vib::vib::vib::vib::vib:

2BH
07-18-2012, 12:55 PM
I won't say that I haven't tried to hitch up slightly off centered, but never thought I did it overly hard. But there have been some times I was pissed off hitching up, so figure that along with some 16k plus towing miles and shitty freeways.

Mines a model 3300, bought mid/late 06.

I pulled my cam apart, looked good, no gauling whatsoever.

I will gut and keep spare parts off mine.

I have same hitch, same model, purchased Rage'n on 9/17/06 and 32,729 miles (yes, I track that shit) of towing to date:vib:
Note to self: don't hitch anrgy :rolleyes:

rf4
07-18-2012, 06:24 PM
But there have been some times I was pissed off hitching up


Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Say it isn't so! LOLOLOL!!!

Big Buford
05-01-2013, 05:58 PM
Saw this on dot net :

Funny, here is a portion of the manuel that I received...

http://i1363.photobucket.com/albums/r717/jacob_grant1/20130430_211412_zps6f70e214.jpg

Notice the warning at the bottom... Now, this is a portion from the new manuel that I just found on line...

"2. WAYS/GLIDE TUBES {D1}: The Ways (or Glide Tubes) should be liberally lubricated
each day of use. It is essential that you use a medium duty grease on top and inward
facing sides of Way Tubes. WD-40 or Silicone spray is NOT sufficient. We
recommend using Slip Plate which can be ordered from your local distributor/dealer
or direct from PullRite Towing Systems. Clean the old grease off as needed and
reapply. Move the 5th wheel assembly back and forth during lubrication to spread the
lubrication along the ways. This will also lubricate the turntable shaft. When your trip is
completed, be sure there is still a coating of grease on the Ways to protect them while the
hitch is not in use. Failure to properly lubricate the Way Tubes WILL eventually cause
galling between the metals of the Way Tubes and the Cam Arm Assembly which
WILL result in the failure of the hitch to work properly. Destruction of some of the
various hitch parts is also likely and will NOT be covered under the manufacturers
warranty."

I wonder if that is a result of the type of malfunction my hitch suffered?

This being the interesting part "should be liberally lubricated
each day of use" :buford:

Big Buford
05-01-2013, 06:04 PM
thread http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26913051.cfm

2BH
09-04-2014, 10:29 PM
Where are your pix Duane? Looks like I am getting a new hitch head too. 3" at the front and just under 2 7/8 at the back :bs:

with all my upgrades/mods, I figured I would look at my hitch too, and since it has seemed to have a slight "chunk" over the past year or so, needed attention. Also, it wouldn't fully unlock one time. :bs:

So, here is what I came up with.

SG says hitch opening should be

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0863.jpg

mine was

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0865.jpg

which means the underside looks like

new

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0871.jpg

mine

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0870.jpg

what this extra slop does is allows the teeth to skip, meaning everything is out of time not allowing full closing or opening if they skip, and I think you can figure out what the result is.

anyways, new and old

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0858.jpg

notice the upgraded/beefier underside

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x271/Hooliduane/IMAG0861.jpg

So, after talking to SG, the warranty on hitches is 5 years, so I'm out and a new head is 430 bucks, but they also sometimes have refurbished heads for 175 bucks, which is what you see in my pictures which also has a 5 year warranty. I know I'm hard on my shit but just wanted to put this info out, and also, if you have the older style and a welder, you might want to beef up your shit.

ssduane
09-05-2014, 03:57 AM
I consolidated some photobucket pictures a long time ago, maybe they didn't follow when I did.

My hitch opening went open, not closed as you described, still can't complain about the price of a used rebuilt hitch head.

2BH
09-05-2014, 01:14 PM
They were out of refurbished units they offered a new one for $250 delivered.

No complaints here! :vib: