Auto-Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Benefits and Maintenance

When I first wrote about our Pullrite Superglide, we had just picked up our trailer and I wanted to share a video justifying the added expense of this auto-sliding fifth wheel hitch. I am happy to report that more than five years and 75,000+ miles later we are still completely satisfied with our purchase.

And, I have another video to share.

Auto-Slide Fifth Wheel Hitch Overview

We submitted this quick video tip for the RV Travel Newsletter, and it first appeared in the RV Daily Tips Issue #47 on January 29, 2013.

In just over a minute I explain how our auto-sliding fifth wheel hitch works, discuss its benefits and provide some advice for proper maintenance. Enjoy!


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Pullrite Superglide Fifth Wheel Hitch Maintenance

To protect the investment in your auto-sliding fifth wheel tips, consider these hitch maintenance tips. If you have questions or others advice to share, please leave a comment below.

  • Visually inspect your hitch and lubricate the way tubes every time before you connect to your trailer.
  • Use white lithium grease or graphite spray to lubricate the tubes.
  • Do not lubricate the top plate with silicon spray or use a lube disc.
  • Remove the top plate and inspect all hitch components at least monthly.
  • Always back into and connect to your trailer very slowly.
  • Do not connect to your trailer at an angle greater than 10°.
  • Ensure that the trailer kingpin is not too high when hitching up to prevent damage to the latch mechanism.
  • Keep your hitch clear of debris and dust to avoid pitting of way tubes.
  • Clean, lubricate and cover your hitch when not in use to protect it from debris or snow.
  • Do not use plastic to cover your hitch, as it will not breathe and may promote rust.
  • Only use an official PullRite Superglide Hitch Cover, canvas or an old sheet to cover your hitch.
  • When removing the hitch from your truck, cover the mounting holes to prevent them from filling with debris.

If you are considering an auto-slide hitch for your fifth wheel trailer, we highly recommend the Pullrite SuperGlide. If you are in the market for a hitch, or shopping for accessories, check for Pullrite deals on Amazon first.

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