Unhooking a 5th wheel

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This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  miles 2 weeks ago.

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  • #78702

    miles
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    I find when unhooking our 5th wheel on uneven ground that the Andersen Ball pops out of the kingpin receiver. I am looking for a solution to this problem please. Thank you, Miles

  • #79393

    George Osborne
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    Do you have a Fifth wheel hitch with a King Pin or a Conversion to a Gooseneck Ball Hitch?

  • #79397

    miles
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    Hello George, I have the Anderson pyramid base which is secured to rails in the bed of my truck. On the king pin is a coupler with a ball-funnel that drops onto the ball of the pyramid base when hooking up. My problem is when unhooking the ball pops out of the coupler when on uneven ground. I have put scissor squeezes between the tires and chalks under the tires to help in preventing movement when disconnecting. I am still experiences movement and not a smooth disconnect from the ball. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Miles

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