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larry barnhart

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The couple now drive a 450 ford.

chevman PS he seems to be not very experienced on things that move. Not meaning the new truck as that was a great idea to do for them.

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larry barnhart wrote:

The couple now drive a 450 ford.

chevman PS he seems to be not very experienced on things that move. Not meaning the new truck as that was a great idea to do for them.

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2 different guys.... The guy narrating the video with the F450 is NOT the guy who dropped the fiver on hid truck.....

I have watched a few of the BigTruck/BigRv YouTube videos.... Some are interesting... some are not.. HE has the 450


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I love how the hitch experts say...

He failed to do this thing and that thing on brand X, so his trailer dropped.

He should have had brand Y, and as long as you do this thing and that thing, your trailer won't ever drop.


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Well I challenge anyone to show proof of a dropped trailer using a B&W hitch that the pin box plate is touching the hitch plate, the 1" thick machined jaws are closed around kingpin and handle is closed pinned to locked.

I am waiting.

One BIGGIE to NOT do with a B&W is pin the handle open!!!!!!!

I threw my pin away and use a padlock.

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ford truck guy wrote:

larry barnhart wrote:

The couple now drive a 450 ford.

chevman PS he seems to be not very experienced on things that move. Not meaning the new truck as that was a great idea to do for them.

chevman


2 different guys.... The guy narrating the video with the F450 is NOT the guy who dropped the fiver on hid truck.....

I have watched a few of the BigTruck/BigRv YouTube videos.... Some are interesting... some are not.. HE has the 450


The couple that dropped the Momentum on their Chevy also just bought an F450.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkr30ffloYY&t=310s


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Lot of hoop a laa. Kinda of an expensive commercial?

I do not do a pull test but do check the jaws on my Reese classic. I also have one of those Butch's Services bars that slides in behind the king pin.

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Dave H M wrote:

Lot of hoop a laa. Kinda of an expensive commercial?

I do not do a pull test but do check the jaws on my Reese classic. I also have one of those Butch's Services bars that slides in behind the king pin.



You went ,and done it now, you know full well the only ones that don't have to do a pull test is the B&W crowd, with their FOOLPROOF hitch . [emoticon]

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work2much wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

larry barnhart wrote:

The couple now drive a 450 ford.

chevman PS he seems to be not very experienced on things that move. Not meaning the new truck as that was a great idea to do for them.

chevman


2 different guys.... The guy narrating the video with the F450 is NOT the guy who dropped the fiver on hid truck.....

I have watched a few of the BigTruck/BigRv YouTube videos.... Some are interesting... some are not.. HE has the 450


The couple that dropped the Momentum on their Chevy also just bought an F450.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkr30ffloYY&t=310s


Thank You for that... I was unaware

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cummins2014 wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

Lot of hoop a laa. Kinda of an expensive commercial?

I do not do a pull test but do check the jaws on my Reese classic. I also have one of those Butch's Services bars that slides in behind the king pin.



You went ,and done it now, you know full well the only ones that don't have to do a pull test is the B&W crowd, with their FOOLPROOF hitch . [emoticon]


Well... I will say this.... I drove Big Trucks for over 35 years and was pounded in my head to perform a pull test early on... Never left without doing one... caught 1 potential issue when the hitch failed....

Did one with my Pullrite.... Will do one with my new B&W... It's branded in my memory.....

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ford truck guy wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

Lot of hoop a laa. Kinda of an expensive commercial?

I do not do a pull test but do check the jaws on my Reese classic. I also have one of those Butch's Services bars that slides in behind the king pin.



You went ,and done it now, you know full well the only ones that don't have to do a pull test is the B&W crowd, with their FOOLPROOF hitch . [emoticon]


Well... I will say this.... I drove Big Trucks for over 35 years and was pounded in my head to perform a pull test early on... Never left without doing one... caught 1 potential issue when the hitch failed....

Did one with my Pullrite.... Will do one with my new B&W... It's branded in my memory.....


You SHOULD do what works for YOU. But I still Highly advise doing the VISUAL test as shown in pics above.

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