Pull the Pin

Photo shows caribiner clip used to pull a hitch pin

Travel trailer weight-distributing hitches, and some fifth-wheel hitches, use pull pins. These can be difficult to remove because you can get only one finger inside the loop, which makes it difficult to pull, especially in tight areas or at bad angles. My solution was to slip a carabiner ring through the pin so I could use more than one finger to easily slide the pin out.

James Baker | Chandler, Arizona



  1. PULL THE PIN – neat idea with the carabiner. What I have been doing is attaching a small size nylon zip-tie, with good-size loop, to each of the pins. Makes it easy to get a strong finger grip, is cheap, and stays in place as long as you want it there.


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