Originally Posted by Earth Station
We are new to hauling a FW. This came up yesterday when we got it home. DH put the FW right where I wanted it. But the truck was then not squared on the FW.
And we thought but weren't sure if the truck had to be squared on the FW when unhitching........... is that the right word??? Anyway........... raised up the stabilizers and maneuvered the TV & FW til they were straight then unhitched...... just for future reference.......... does it have to be straight??? To either hitch or unhitch??? Thanks in advance!!!!
ES - not sure what brand of hitch you have, but the Husky manual gives a lot of instructions when coupling/uncoupling such as the preferred distance between the hitch plate and the bottom of the trailer 5W king pin before coupling. If you have an owners manual -read it and if you don't, get one and then read it.
As far as the maximun angle you can be at when coupling - I offer this advice - if the king pin is between the opening (wedge shaped) of the hitch plate when you contact the king pin when coupling the king pin should slide into the hitch plate receptable. If it is not then you need to make sure it is. As for uncoupling - if you are at a reasonable angle the king pin should slide out. Once again - read your owners manual as there are probably some instructions and tips for you to make this operation easy.in it
Just remember to raise your rear stabilizer jacks before coupling up.And the posters here offer some good advice also.