Reese Kwik Slide 16K

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by 3Nails, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. 3Nails

    3Nails Junior Member

    Just purchased "new to me" Reese Kwik Slide 16K (manual adjustment). It is installed in a F350 crew cab dually long bed. My fifth wheel has plenty of room from the cab, even at really severe angles. I have no plans of using the slide option (just got a really good deal on an up grade hitch). I would like to remove the slide handle that controls the lock / unlock of the slide. Can I do that and the hitch still stay engaged in the lock position?
     
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    You can remove the handle, just dont remove the shaft that goes across. Make SURE it is in the proper position before you do.
     
  3. 3Nails

    3Nails Junior Member

    I checked the slide and the handle appears to be the shaft. It is a 1/2 square tube that, when the handle turns, engages / disengages the locking mechanism. It is a two piece unit that connects in the middle (directly below the king pen) and held into place with two cotter pens. Remove the two cotter pens and the two pieces slide out either side, one piece being the handle. If I need to leave the shaft in, it appears the only option to remove the handle is to saw off the handle and rig up some kind of splice to make it work if I need it. Any other thoughts? Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Your right, sorry. After thinking about it, after you get it locked in, the handle should be able to be removed.
     
  5. 3Nails

    3Nails Junior Member

    Thanks a lot for the info. Should work great. Only problem is I have to remove the entire hitch to get the bar / handle out since it is connected in the middle and can only come out of the sides and there is not enough clearance between the hitch and fender wells to remove them while the hitch is in the rails. I assume that everything should stay locked if I take out the hitch to remove the handle... is that correct? Again...thanks for the help.
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    You could purchase the Saddles that the non slide uses and not worry about it....they are not that expensive.
     
  7. 3Nails

    3Nails Junior Member

    That would be way too easy....I need a project. Thanks for your help. Great place to view and get ideas / help.
     
  8. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Cutting torch???
     

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