I got the hang of hooking up and disconnecting without any problem. I was surprised it was so easy. I found it much easier to hook up the ProPride than it was previously of getting the ball under the trailer coupler. I picked reference points on the tailgate and the trailer to keep it centered, got close and then got out to raise or lower the trailer so the stinger was at the proper height to go into the hitch. Got back in and backed into it. I don't want to understate it as it is different and takes a few times to get use to it. But once you get comfortable with it, it is considerably easier and quicker than standard hitches.