Originally Posted by Triguy
To disconnect is the same but in reverse as you say.
Try this if the coupler can't clear the ball when you lift it off. The ball is probably causing presure within the coupler.
Make sure truck and trailer are in line with eachother. There can be some angle, but its easier if they line up.
Chock your wheels.
Place coupler latch all the way back.
Extend the jack a little.
Go back to your truck and put the truck into neutral. This should relieve the presure. Put in park and set emergency brake.
Extend jack again and see if it slides off hitch. Repeat placing truck in neutral if the ball is still stuck in coupler.
Your plan to practice is a good one. I have to practice with any new trailer or boat as each one is different.
The backup cameras work great if you find yourself hitching up solo often.
I usually am in park with the brake on, might not be in a straight line since I have to back into my space as well. I will follow your directions and see how things goes. I forgot to say that I really like that you did not give me the unhitching directions when I asked about hitching up. I'm the type of person when havng trouble needs to master step one before moving onto step two.
Sister's Yukon don't have a backup camera but when I am able to get my own truck it will have a backup camer & tow mirrors. My Rav4 has the backup camera which I really love using.
In the meantime I do have those hitching posts from CW which does an good enough job if I'm in a pitch. Having my TV would help too because I would be familiar with it more.
Since I should be line up pretty well at the CG in the pull-through site it should be a good time to practice especially with other RVers around. I am rested and will be heading out after lunch to the local campground. I am planning on unhitching and then hitching after I set up camp and get dinner started in the slow cooker.
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