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Troubleshooting Difficult to Unlatch Reese M5 Series Fifth Wheel Hitch

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Hello I have recently developed a problem with trying to release the hitch when unhooking from truck. I can no longer simply remove the pin and pull the handle to open the hitch. It now requires someone in the truck lightly rocking the vehicle while I pull on the handle, in addition to that the jaw doesnt open all the way unless i yank it real hard and hold why someone pulls the truck away. Any idea on how to remedy this? Thanks

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Sounds like your M5 hitch # RP30921 needs to have the jaw mechanism lubricated.

I attached a picture that shows where either hitch needs to be lubricated with lithium grease like part # L11354. We recommend the pin get lubricated every time it touches other metal

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