1 OWNER'S MANUAL
2 18,000 lb. rating (3,500 lb. vertical) No towing hardware in your bed when you don t need it. Easy on/off design No drilling into your truck frame Side-to-side pivot of 10 degrees Gooseneck Hitch Ball plate with 2-5/16" ball spins in/out 30,000 lb. rating. (5,000 lb. vertical load) Requires only one 3" hole in truck bed Gooseneck Adapter Automatic latching coupler attaches to any 2-5/16" gooseneck ball. Converts fifth wheel trailer to gooseneck Drop down style coupler allows full range of motion for easy hookup and disconnect 30,000 lbs. rating (7,500 lb. vertical load) 15" or 12" overall height Also available as gooseneck slider Allows 9" extra cab clearance 18,000 lbs. rating (3,500 lb. vertical load) 1 Table of Contents
3 table of contents Introduction The Rail Rider Specifications Parts List Parts List (Hitch Specific) Guidelines for Matching Truck to Trailer Installation Undercarriage Installation Installing the RAIL RIDER Operation Slider Instructions Loading Instructions Unloading Instructions Removal Instructions Maintenance Warranty Call toll free or visit us online for the dealer nearest you CE-HITCH
4 3 Introduction
5 INTRODUCTION Colibert has been family owned and operated since Starting as a one-man custom fabrication shop, Colibert developed into a nationally recognized company with cutting-edge design and technology in the towing industry. Colibert has single handedly changed the towing industry with new concepts that have given the consumer a variety of choices for their towing needs. Colibert is proud of the fact that they continue to develop new towing solutions. All of their products are designed with the installer and consumer in mind, keeping things safe, simple and easy for everyone to use. Mission Statement: We provide quality products for the towing industry with integrity and excellent customer service to our customers and to the end user. Note to Dealer/Installer: Provide this manual to the consumer. Demonstrate how to load and unload the hitch as well as placement and removal of the hitch. The most advanced towing solutions with the easiest installations. Brought to you by the pioneers in the industry.
6 See installation kit for details on mounting plate and brackets. 5 The Rail Rider
7 THE rail rider Only Colibert s RAIL RIDER slider fits both fifth wheel and gooseneck trailers and leaves no rails behind! Compact, lightweight and durable, Colibert s new RAIL RIDER is easy to install with no drilling into your truck frame. And its easy to remove leaving your bed completely free and clear. Rail Rider s new locking pin system technology gives you easy access to an additional 9" of clearance. Experience how easy backing your short bed truck should be. Parts List: Slider Main Pieces 1. Slider Base (1) 2. Slider Stops (2) 3. Slider Caps (2) 4. Base Support Feet (2) 5. Base Support Mounts (2) 6. Handle Retention Plate (1) 7. Handle (1) (Attached: 5/16" x 1-1/8" Clevis Pins (1) and Hairpin Cotter Clips (1) 8. Retention Pin Rod (1) (Attached: 5/16" x 1-5/8" Clevis Pins (1) and Hairpin Cotter Clips (1) 9. Bolt Lock (1) 10. Wrench Assembly (2 pieces) Bolt Pack 11. 2" x 3-1/2" Bolt (1) 12. 3/4" x 3-1/2" Socket Head Bolt (1) 13. 1/2" x 2" Bolt (16) 14. 1/2" x 1-3/8" Bolt (1) 15. 1/2" x 1-1/4" Bolt (2) 16. 5/8" Hex (1) 17. 3/4" Plastic Plug (1) 18. 1" x 1-5/8" Spacer (1) 19. 1/2" Serrated Nut (2) 20. 3/4" High Collar Lock Washer (1) 21. 1/2" Lock Washer (17) 22. 1/2" Heavy Flat Washer (5) The removable RAIL RIDER Complete Slider System. Another in a series of innovative towing solutions from Colibert.
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9 THE rail rider Parts List: (Hitch Specific) RAIL RIDER Fifth Wheel Slider assembly 22. Head Unit (1) 23. Base Unit Slide Base (1) Attached: 1/2" x 1-1/4" Bolts (8), 1/2" Nuts (8), 1/2" Lock Washers (8), 1/2" x 2-1/4" Clevis Pins (2), Hairpin Cotter Pins (2), Adjustment Plates (2) 24. Hitch Handle (1) Attached: 5/16" x 1-1/8" Clevis Pin (1) and Hairpin Cotter Clip (1) RAIL RIDER Gooseneck Slider assembly 25. Gooseneck Hitch Slider (1) 26. Safety Chain Plate (1) " Safety Cables with Shackles (2) Guidelines for Matching Truck to Trailer: 1. Trailer and all of its contents together must not exceed the truck, hitch and/or trailer tow rating. 2. Towing vehicle must have a manufacturer s rated towing capacity equal. to or greater than the gross trailer weight. Gross Trailer Weight = Trailer + Cargo + Water in tanks. 3. Gross Trailer Weight must not exceed 18,000 lbs. (3,500 lbs. vertical). 4. When towing with a short bed truck, the distance from the back of the cab to the center of hitch locking jaws should be 4" greater than from the center of the king pin to the outer edge of the trailer. The addition of an extended king pin box may allow for an even shorter turning radius. 5. The height of the hitch and king pin box needs to be adjusted so that the trailer tows close to level, allowing approximately 6" of clearance between the top of the truck bed and the overhang of the trailer. Our goal is to offer our clients the best product, the best value, the highest quality and the finest design in everything we manufacture! Jacque Colibert Clarke - GM, Colibert Enterprises
10 A. B. Center of bed. Mounting plate brackets vary for specific truck models. See the separate installation kit manuals for actual details on mounting plate and brackets. 9 Installation
11 INSTALLATION Undercarriage Installation: 1. From the underside of the truck bed, install plastic bed plug into 3/4 hole in main plate.* Using 1/4" drill bit insert bit in center hole and drill up through hole. (Fig A.) 2. From inside the truck bed, using the piloted hole and a 1" hole saw, drill 1" hole into truck bed. DO NOT DRILL INTO HITCH. (Fig B.) *For instructions on installing the main plate see your truck-specific installation kit. The 3/4" hole on your specific main plate may be located on the opposite side of center hole. Easy installation, most of our installation kits don't even require drilling into the truck frame.
12 A. B. C. D. *The Gooseneck Slider is shown but can be replaced with Fifth Wheel Slider. The initial installation instructions are the same for both. 11 Installation
13 INSTALLATION Installing the RAIL RIDER : 1. Place 1-5/8" spacer into hole in truck bed. Place hitch base plate, welded spacer goes through 3" hole in truck bed. Large 2" hole goes closest to truck cab, small retention holes go toward tailgate. Install 2" bolt, finger tighten only. Assemble 2" wrench using (2) 1/2" x 1-1/4" Bolt and (2) 1/2" Serrated Nut. (Fig. A) 2. Place side stop plates onto hitch base plate. Large hole on side hang over edge at notched area of base plate. Using wrench tighten 2" bolt until fully tightened. Place bolt lock plate, (1) 1/2" heavy flat washer, (1) 1/2" lock washer, and (1) 1/2" x 1-3/8" bolt onto hitch base. Rotate bolt lock plate until the most contact with 2" bolt head is obtained. Tighten 1/2" bolt to 75 ft. lb. (Fig. B) 3. Place either fifth wheel or gooseneck slide plate onto hitch base, (the installation is same for both slider units) spring loaded retaining pin goes toward tailgate. Place slide caps onto side stop and slider. (Fig. C) 4. Place (4) 1/2" x 2" bolts with (4) 1/2" lock washer into holes around the large outer holes, finger tighten only. (Fig. D) 5. Place handle retention plate on drivers side. Flat notched side goes toward center of hitch base. Place (2) 1/2" x 2" bolt and (2) 1/2" lock washer into holes. Install (2) 1/2" x 2" bolt and lock washers into remaining slide cap holes. Tighten all the 1/2" bolts to 75ft. lb. (Fig. D) 6. Insert 3/4" socket head bolt and 3/4" high collar lock washer through outer hole on base assembly that was drilled earlier. Place 5/8" hex into 3/4" socket bolt, using 5/8" socket tighten bolt to 200 ft. lb. (Fig. D) The RAIL RIDER Complete Slider System can be used for either a fifth wheel trailer or gooseneck trailer. The slider for either hitch can be placed in this system.
14 A. B. C. *Safety chain plate 13 Installation
15 INSTALLATION Installing the RAIL RIDER: 7. Insert U shaped end of retention handle through handle retention plate. Make sure other end of retention handle is pointing upward. (Fig. A) 8. Insert (1) 5/16" x 1-5/8" clevis pin from drivers side, through handle and retention pin. Insert hair pin cotter into clevis pin. (Fig. A) 9. Place base support mounts at both ends of slider base (tapped block goes down toward hitch base plate.) Install (2) 1/2" x 2" bolt and (2) 1/2" lock washer into each end of slider base. (Fig. B) 10. Place base support foot tailgate side of slider. Attach with (2) 1/2" x 2" bolt, lock washer and (2) 1/2" heavy flat washer, hold foot flat against bed and tighten bolts to 75 ft. lb. Repeat on opposite side of slider. (Fig. C) *The safety chain plate allows you to tow with the peace of mind that your load is secure. Safety chains are a requirement for some states when towing a gooseneck trailer. Install between the support foot (located toward the tailgate) and the support mount. 11. Install handle on the end of retention pin rod secure with 5/16" x 1-1/8" clevis and hairpin cotter. Our hitches are designed to be installed using ordinary hand tools with little to no modification to the towing vehicle.
16 A. B. C. 15 Installation
17 INSTALLATION Installing the RAIL RIDER: These steps only necessary if you are installing the fifth wheel hitch version of the RAIL RIDER Complete Slider System. 12. With trailer level back truck under front of trailer, maintaining at least 5 from top of bed to underside of trailer. Measure from truck floor bed to bottom of king pin box. 13. Remove 1/2" x 2-1/4" clevis pins from adjustable upright supports. Place head into upright supports. Measure from truck floor to the top of the head unit. If adjustment is needed to match earlier measurement, remove head unit. Undo side adjustment bolts and adjust side plate to needed position. Reinstall bolts from the inside outward keeping bolts in upper most and lower most holes. Finger tighten bolts only at this time. (Fig. A) 14. Reinstall head unit, install clevis pins and clips and tighten 1/2" bolts to 75 ft. lb. (Fig. B) 15. Install handle to the head unit using attached clevis pins. (Fig. C) The Colibert RAIL RIDER Fifth Wheel Slider is inspired by our FREE RIDE, the toughest fifth wheel hitch on the market.
18 A. B. C. 17 Operation
19 OPERATION slider Instructions: The RAIL RIDER is designed for standard towing in the forward position and tight maneuvering in the rearward position. 1. To release the slide from the front towing position, grab retention release handle, lift slightly to clear center pin, pull forward until you reach hook on retention plate. Push handle down and forward to catch under hook. Hitch is now unlocked. (Fig. A & B) 2. Engage trailer brakes pull forward. Hitch will lock when it reaches reward position. Tight maneuvering may now be accomplished. (Fig. C) 3. To return to towing position, grab retention release handle, lift slightly to clear center pin, pulling rearward until you reach rear hook on retention plate, pushing downward to catch under hooh. Hitch is now unlocked. 4. Engage trailer brakes, back up until slider locks in forward position. The trailer is now ready to be towed away. The 9" of additional clearance allowed by the RAIL RIDER Complete Slider System allows much easier backing in tighter situations with the availability to turn to almost 90 degrees.
20 A. B. C. D. 19 Operation
21 OPERATION Load Instructions - Fifth Wheel Slider: 1. The head unit is shipped from the factory with the retaining bail open and jaws open. 2. Install the release handle using pin and clip. 3. Pull the handle so that the pin sits in the load position. (Fig A. & B.) Now the hitch can be used. 4. Lube pivot saddles. If lube plate is not used, lube top plate of hitch. 5. Place blocks firmly against front and rear of trailer tires. 6. Lower the tailgate if necessary. 7. Using jacks to adjust the trailer height, lower the trailer so that the bottom of the king pin box is 1/2" to 1" below the hitch top plate. During the loading process the king pin box will come in contact with hitch ramp. Note: Failure to follow instructions could result in damage to the trailer or the jaws of the hitch. 8. As the truck backs up slowly, the front of the trailer will rise slightly as the trailer slides into the hitch. 9. As the king pin enters, the jaws will close around the king pin allowing the bail to close, locking the king pin of the trailer. (Fig C. & D.) 10. Close the tailgate if necessary, raise the trailer jacks and remove the blocks. Note: Do not try to lower the trailer into the hitch! This will cause damage to the jaws as well as the king pin. All of our products are designed with the installer and consumer in mind, keeping things safe, simple and easy for everyone to use. Greg Colibert
22 A. B. C. D. 21 Operation
23 OPERATION Unload Instructions - Fifth Wheel Slider: 1. Block the trailer tires, both front and rear. Lower trailer jacks. 2. Lower the tailgate if necessary. 3. Jack the trailer until a small gap can be seen between the hitch top plate and the bottom of the king pin box. 4. Pull the handle and rotate pin to the unload position. (Fig A.) 5. Pull the truck forward to unlatch. Jaws will open automatically. (Fig B.) 6. Pull the handle and rotate to load position to reload. Instructions - Gooseneck Slider: Manufacturer specifications recommend the use of the GOOD 2 GO Gooseneck Adapter in conjunction with the RAIL RIDER Gooseneck Slider for optimal performance. For your convenience we have included the operation instructions for the adapter. 1. Handle position for coupling and towing only. Simply remove safety pin and clip, lower trailer onto ball. Coupler will unlatch and relatch automatically. Install safety pin and clip. (Fig. C) 2. Handle position for uncoupling only. Simply remove safety pin and clip. Rotate handle to this position and raise trailer off ball. Coupler will return to load position automatically. Install safety pin and clip. (Fig. D) Your truck bed is more than just a place for your fifth wheel hitch. That is why the RAIL RIDER can be removed completely and easily, leaving your truck bed flat and clear.
24 A. B. C. D. E. Our Goal is to offer our clients the best product, the best value, the highest quality and the finest design in everything we manufacture! 23 Maintenance
25 MAINTENANCE Removal Instructions: 1. To remove the Slider from your truck bed simply slide the hitch to the rearward position. Remove the head unit by detaching the clevis pins. Remove the 1/2" x 1-3/8" bolt, bolt lock and hard ware. Using the provided wrench loosen and remove the 2" x 3-1/2" bolt. Remove the 3/4" x 3-1/2" socket head bolt, 2. Lift slider from truck bed. 3. Insert the plugs into holes to protect the threads from weather and wear. Before Each Hitching Procedure: For RAIL RIDER Fifth Wheel Slider A. If lube plate is not used, lube top plate of hitch. B. Lube pivot saddles. C. Lube slide channels drop pin and spring. For RAIL RIDER Gooseneck Slider D. Lube hitch ball. E. Lube slide channels drop pin and spring. Storage: 1. Clean with water before storing. 2. Store in a clean and dry environment to prevent wear to hitch. 3. Apply anti-seize compound to threads of 2" and 3/4" bolts before each use. Side-to-side pivot of 10 degrees, adjustable height and durable powder-coated finish makes the RAIL RIDER Fifth Wheel Slider the most sturdy hitch/slider on the market.
26 Colibert Enterprises Limited Lifetime Warranty This Warranty applies solely to those items manufactured by Colibert Enterprises (Receivers, Gooseneck products, ball mounts, receiver products, hitches, hitch balls). 1. Warranty and Warranty Period. Colibert Enterprises warrants to the original Purchaser/Consumer of the products that Colibert Enterprises will provide, free of charge, the replacement of any products which are defective in material or workmanship (the "Warranty"). This Warranty applies only to the original Purchaser/Consumer of the products for as long as the original Purchaser/Consumer owns the vehicle on which the products were installed. Defective products returned to Colibert Enterprises become the property of Colibert Enterprises. 2. Limitations on the Warranty. The following limitations apply to the Warranty. a. The Warranty applies only to products which are defective in material or workmanship and does not cover normal wear and tear. The Warranty does not cover service or labor charges which are incurred in removing or replacing any products. b. The Warranty does not cover the finish placed on products by Colibert Enterprises. Accordingly, Colibert Enterprises will not replace, repair or re-finish any products if the finish of the product is worn in any manner. c. The Warranty does not extend to products which are damaged or which fail as a result of the products being abused, neglected, or misused in any manner, or as a result of any accident, or which are misapplied, overloaded, improperly installed, or altered in any manner by anyone other than Colibert Enterprises. 3. Obligation of Purchaser/Consumer. To obtain the benefits of the Warranty, the Purchaser/Consumer must complete the following steps. a) The Purchaser/Consumer must present the defective product(s) together with the proof of purchase to any of Colibert Enterprises' dealers, distributors, or its factory. b) The Purchaser/Consumer must pay all handling, transportation, and shipping charges incurred for the return of the defective product(s) to Colibert Enterprises and for the delivery of the replacement products(s) by Colibert Enterprises to the Purchaser/Consumer. 17 Warranty
27 WARRANTY 4. Obligations of Colibert Enterprises. Subject to the terms and limitations set forth in this document, Colibert Enterprises will provide replacement product(s) to the original Purchaser/Consumer free of charge. 5. Legal Rights and Limitation of Purchaser/Consumer. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON ANY COLIBERT ENTERPRISES PRODUCT SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE AT RETAIL TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. COLIBERT ENTERPRISES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LOSS OF THE USE OF ANY VEHICLE, LOSS OF TIME, RENTAL OF VEHICLES, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, EXPENSES SUCH AS GASOLINE, TELEPHONE, LODGING, OR TOWING, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OR OWNERSHIP OF ANY PRODUCTS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF A LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION SET FORTH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT IN THE MANNER PROVIDED ABOVE SHALL CONSTITUTE FULFILLMENT OF ALL LIABILITIES OF COLIBERT ENTERPRISES TO THE PURCHASER/CONSUMER WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE. COLIBERT ENTERPRISES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES IN DESIGN OR TO MAKE ADDITIONS OR IMPROVEMENTS WITHOUT BEING OBLIGATED TO INSTALL THE SAME UPON PRODUCTS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY. THIS WARRANTY VALID ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. We are proud of our reputation for high quality products and excellent customer service.
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