Can the Slider on the B&W Companion Be Used on an Unlevel Surface

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With the slider hitch,when you adjust it to slid out. I assume when on level ground you ease up with the truck and the camper stays in place until it clicks into the back position on the slider? If you are on a slight grade how do you pull away from camper to extend to rear position? chock camper wheels? Use manual trailer break while you ease off truck breaks? Thanks

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The procedure to engage the slider on the B&W Companion OEM 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # BWRVK3370 is as follows:

1) While the trailer is coupled, set the trailer brakes and/or chock the trailer wheels.
2) Pull the handle toward the rear of the truck to move it to the unlocked position, shown in Figure H2.
3) Pull the truck forward slowly until the handle falls and is in the locked position, shown in Figure H1.
4) Release the trailer brakes, un-chock the trailer and maneuver the trailer as needed.
5) Once the trailer is satisfactorily positioned, set the trailer brakes and/or chock the trailer wheels.
6) Pull the handle toward the rear of the truck to move it to the unlocked position, shown in Figure H2.
7) Move the truck slowly in reverse until the handle falls and is in the locked position, shown in Figure H1.
8) Release the trailer brakes and un-chock the trailer.

According to B&W, " Use of the slider mechanism should only be attempted while on smooth flat terrain.".

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