Finessing hitch onto the ball
I can't tell you how ignorant I feel about this issue. I've hooked up my Mini-Lite 1901 multiple times. A few times, it's gone perfectly. More times, though, I cannot get the hitch lock lever to go into the lock position. I have a backup camera on the truck so getting the hitch under the ball is not a problem. I am doing this alone so I am in and out of the truck trying to make slight adjustments in position. At campgrounds, I've had to enlist help from fellow campers several times.
The men that have helped me manhandle it into place - kicking, pushing, bouncing. That's how my husband used to deal with it. I apparently don't have the strength or the confidence to push it into place. I know I'm using the right size ball for the hitch.
Are there any tools, tricks, pointers that anyone can offer that can help? Is there any maintenance I should be doing like greasing the ball?
2015 Rockwood Mini Lite 1901
2013 Toyota Tacoma w/tow pkg