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Old 09-10-2010, 09:36 AM   #11
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Ya the "updward" pull of the lever is really just leverage to force it backwards. If you look underneath now.. you can see kinda a crescent shaped piece of metal that cups the under side of the ball. That's what holds it. So it can't move upward it has to move back.

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Old 09-10-2010, 09:38 AM   #12
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And glad you didn't drop it on your tow.

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Old 09-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #13
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LOLOL....I had some wooden blocks under it cuz I know about heavy things and feet. And tows too
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:42 PM   #14
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Ok.. so here is the deal with that...

The ball hitch pulls upward and BACK... so you see the lip under the metal loop you have your finger on.. Pry it up and towards the jack. Also dump your wd-40 down behind it.

Late to the party, but I was going to suggest the same thing.

When I got our new trailer home, I had to call the dealer as I couldn't get it to decouple.

Same thing, lift and slide it back. Talk about feeling dumb....

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Wish I would have caught this thread earlier.

My coupler is similar, but is a different style/brand (Atwood). I can't supply pics just now, but the hitch ball seems to settle "forward" in the coupler cavity (toward the TV) underway. It may be a function of the mass/brake resistance of the TT pulling against the TV. Anyway--I always find that I need to back the TV toward the TT about 1/2" once I get everything loose in order to raise the coupler free of the ball. Plenty of grease in there.


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