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Old 05-14-2014, 01:38 AM   #1
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Curt 24Q fifth wheel

Installed a new 24K Curt fifth wheel in my 2012 Dodge Ram Dually. Hitch looks great but standing next to the pickup you can't reach in and pull the lever to hook and unhook. They could make the lever about 6" longer and make it easier to reach. I stuck a step ladder in the pickup to help reach it.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:07 PM   #2
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I have the Reese 25K Elite in our Ford, I'm 6' and can reach the lever with no problem but can't reach the locking pin so I carry one of those collapsable step stools behind my rear seat to use when itching/releasing, standing on the stool gives me just enough reach to lock the pin and secure the breakaway cable.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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x2 on the step stool. I carry one of the fold up 1 step in the driver's side of the bed next to my storage tubs. The tubs and the stool live under the Roll n Lock when we tow as the first notch closed on the cover clears the hitch by about 4". Works great.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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Guess all the hitches are different - I changed hitches and trucks, and I can reach it now better with a dually and the Reese 20K than I could with the older 16K and SRW.
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x2 on the step stool. I carry one of the fold up 1 step in the driver's side of the bed next to my storage tubs. The tubs and the stool live under the Roll n Lock when we tow as the first notch closed on the cover clears the hitch by about 4". Works great.
Vaughan - we use a similar arrangement with the Bak-flip cover. I also have a folding ladder to help the older dog getting in the truck, which does double duty in reaching the hitch pin.
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I have the Reese 25K Elite in our Ford, I'm 6' and can reach the lever with no problem but can't reach the locking pin so I carry one of those collapsable step stools behind my rear seat to use when itching/releasing, standing on the stool gives me just enough reach to lock the pin and secure the breakaway cable.
Hubby just reaches the locking pin without having to use a step stool. Phew!

He's 6' 2" last time I checked.
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