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Troubleshooting Demco Hijacker Autoslide Making Noise

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When I straighten out from a turn and start forward I getting a very loud clunk and lurch in truck and trailer. It is quite severe as if the head pivot has play in it before it gets squared up. No problem on start and stops straight. Only when coming out of a turn. Severe enough my wife is telling me to fix it or get rid of it. Please help

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How old is the hitch? Does your fifth wheel have a standard pin box or a cushioned pin box? Has it been lubricated? Does the locking bar automatically lock when the jaw closes? The thing that comes to mind immediately is the capture plates may not be adjusted properly. They MUST be evenly on both sides to 1/8" more than the width of the pin box.

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The hitch is a 2016 Hitch. It has a Rotoflex cushioned pin box. I am using the capture plates that came with the hitch. The capture hitch is adjusted correctly with a 1/8 inch gap. It has been lubricated. The jaws and locking bar are closing correctly. Please advise and thanks for your help.

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One thing that would explain the issue is if you do not have the correct capture plates for your Demco Hijacker Autoslide # DM8550035.

Since you have a Rota-Flex you need the Demco Hijacker Autoslide Capture Plates for Trailair Rota-Flex Pin Boxes # DM6171. These will replace the capture plates that came with your Hijacker and are designed for use with the Rota-Flex and prevent your king pin from pivoting inside your hitch.

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