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Old 09-18-2014, 09:04 AM   #1
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Can't get receiver off ball?

We brought home our new Roo 21SS and for some reason the receiver on the trailer won't turn loose of the hitch ball? I can move the collar back from under the ball but when I hit the power jack the truck comes up with the trailer receiver....Can I raise the receiver up about 2 inches then rock the truck to free it? This is our first TT when we had pop-ups I just could rock the PUP and it would free itself.....

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Old 09-18-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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I think your saying you cant get your unit un-hitched..
Couple of things you can try.
1. lift the unit with tongue jack and just lean or push on your truck a little.
2.move you truck just a tadbit forward or back and try again.
Sounds like you have too much bind / pressure on the hitch
Make sure you have wheel chocks by camper wheels first.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:15 AM   #3
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I think your saying you cant get your unit un-hitched..
Couple of things you can try.
1. lift the unit with tongue jack and just lean or push on your truck a little.
2.move you truck just a tadbit forward or back and try again.
Sounds like you have too much bind / pressure on the hitch
Make sure you have wheel chocks by camper wheels first.
Also, grease the ball and coupler.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:41 AM   #4
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Also, grease the ball and coupler.
WHAT? I heard never to grease the ball. You do not want it to be slippery. Tigher is better.
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WHAT? I heard never to grease the ball. You do not want it to be slippery. Tigher is better.
Surely you jest.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #6
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When my TT got hung up, I'd jump up and down on the tv hitch and it would pop free. A lil' oil or grease does go a long way.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #7
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You need to position the "ball" as far forward as possible in the trailer coupling. As said before, just raise the trailer up slightly with the stand then gently move the tow vehicle forward. The coupler will then disengage the ball for removal.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:51 AM   #8
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WHAT? I heard never to grease the ball. You do not want it to be slippery. Tigher is better.
It is a ball and socket joint, what possible reason would you want that to be tight?
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:01 AM   #9
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It happens sometimes when I park in the driveway. Despite the chocks, the slope ends up putting too much pressure on the ball. If it doesn't disengage just by raising the trailer, I'll pull the truck forward 1" and then it usually drops right out.

Gotten to the point I'm now in the habit of chocking, pulling forward that 1", then turning the truck off while I work around the hitch disengaging the WD bars, uncoupling, etc...
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It'll become a Porcupine ball in short order, maybe ruin the receiver as well, without lube.


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