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Old 10-26-2014, 08:54 PM   #31
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We have been having this problem with our new camper...the trailer does not want to come off the TV ball. We have been using the rocking method...I move the truck back an inch, forward an inch, while Tom works on the hitch until he gets it uncoupled.
Unfortunately we kind of panicked at first and drove around town with the camper hooked up for a day and a half!!!
Seriously though, we have 2 5/16 ball as that is what the dealer told us we needed. I read this thread and see it is written on the hitch?
However, I didn't see that tonight when we were cleaning the camper and it is parked at a friend's lot tonight in preparation for her big wash and wax next weekend.
Someone mentioned that it might be a tight squeeze because of the paint on the new camper hitch? Anyone have this happen before? And yes, we did grease the ball.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:09 PM   #32
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My Roo 19 has a 2" ball.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:44 PM   #33
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We have been having this problem with our new camper...the trailer does not want to come off the TV ball. We have been using the rocking method...I move the truck back an inch, forward an inch, while Tom works on the hitch until he gets it uncoupled.
Unfortunately we kind of panicked at first and drove around town with the camper hooked up for a day and a half!!!
Seriously though, we have 2 5/16 ball as that is what the dealer told us we needed. I read this thread and see it is written on the hitch?
However, I didn't see that tonight when we were cleaning the camper and it is parked at a friend's lot tonight in preparation for her big wash and wax next weekend.
Someone mentioned that it might be a tight squeeze because of the paint on the new camper hitch? Anyone have this happen before? And yes, we did grease the ball.
Thanks!
That is the right size ball. Your locking hasp must not be dropping back far enough when you try to unhook. If you put your hand up in there you will fell the hasp, Lock the handle down and then pick it up to feel it move. I had a trailer that did that I use to block the wheels front and back and then pull forward to clear the hasp. It's not the paint.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:58 PM   #34
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Also "some" are adjustable.
Look underneath and see if there's a nut to loosen.
Be careful to only loosen a little bit.

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Old 10-27-2014, 02:21 PM   #35
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Ive never greased, prolly never will. No issues hookin up or unhookin. To each their own i guess.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:04 PM   #36
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The only "grease" folks should be using is lithium and that's just on the little locking hasp that slides up and down....NOT on the ball and NEVER on the anti-sway bars. (Grease attracts dirt...lithium does not.)

Chalk trailer tires, front and back (and both sides if on any kind of an incline) and then driving a bit back/forwards to facilitate the ball moving where you need it to be.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:35 PM   #37
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We put lithium on the ball. I will have to put some on the locking hasp too. And check out that nut and try loosening it. Will let ya'll know how it works out as I think we may take a short 1 night trip this coming weekend just for practice. 😊
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:49 PM   #38
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We put lithium on the ball. I will have to put some on the locking hasp too. And check out that nut and try loosening it. Will let ya'll know how it works out as I think we may take a short 1 night trip this coming weekend just for practice. 😊
Yes, put grease on the ball .......... and there's hardly ever a need to CHALK your tires.
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