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Old 04-22-2010, 03:53 AM
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Need Some Help with a "POP-UP" 5th wheel pin

My truck has a pop-up 5th wheel pin in it. I cannot get it to go down. I have no idea how long it's been up. Does anyone have one of these? Is there a certain trick to getting it down? I have beat on it top and underneath the truck, with no results. I don't want to have to take it off the truck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Pop up 5th wheel pin??? Never heard of it... maybe you mean gooseneck ball???

Maybe post a picture of it.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:45 AM
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Yes I'm talking about a gooseneck ball. Sorry
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:19 AM
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is it a side flip or a flipover (take it out and turn upside down)? there should be a leaver under the driverside fender to pull the lock pin out for a flipover. WD40 might help if it has been in for long or pull under a good tree limb and use a hoist to put pressure on it before hitting it to see if it will come loose.

had a receiver that was in for years that i had to hook to a tree and almost break a 30,000 lb towstrap on to get out......
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:19 AM
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It slides down in a cylinder. There is a handle in the wheelwell. It says to push it in and the ball will go down. Whats a good rust remover that I could use? WD40 didnt work Liquid Wrench didnt work. 5lb sledge only wore me out.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:22 AM
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try PB Blaster
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My original one we a flip style, and it was stuck down. I tried everything and could not get it to flip up. Even after I got the whole thing out, I soaked it in oil and still could not get it out. I would say heat it up some, but that will stress the metal and make it worthless. You can try to heat it up a little bit, but I personally think it is better off not to be heated, even with a propane torch.

At least your is up and you can use it!!!! It just sux when you need 2 hual something in your bed.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:51 AM
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Thats true, but I don't own a gooseneck trailer, so it is pretty useless to me. I did get some BP blaster, so far it hasnt made a difference either. I havent completely given up tho.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:09 AM
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i have the kind where you pull it out and flip it over to make the bed falt. I had same problem beat the hell out of it from the bottom and top would come up half way. I tried for like an hour use a whole can of pb blaster.. My older brother come over the next day pulls pin grabs the ball pulls up slams it down and then pull it up out of the bed. ticked me off to no end.. So maybe have someone else try.. LOL
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It slides down in a cylinder. There is a handle in the wheelwell. It says to push it in and the ball will go down. Whats a good rust remover that I could use? WD40 didnt work Liquid Wrench didnt work. 5lb sledge only wore me out.
kroil its the best there is when it comes to penetrating oil
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