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Old 02-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #31
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So that boat feeling is normal? Same with the being pushed around a bit? Yes, both the truck and trailer move a bit as one unit but it is easily corrected. I'm always checking the mirrors to see who's about to pass. Heading out for the first trip, 18 wheelers didn't move me an inch. Yesterday, they did but the wind was really blowing.

First time hauling something so heavy. I just want to make sure that I'm under the weights needed and that the truck is hauling the way it should.

Thanks for the info - this is a great help!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #32
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As to the ball and coupler, it is quite easy to lower in position but it is a bear to take off every time. Maybe I'm doing something wrong ;(.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #33
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The ball is getting caught by either the pawl (moveable part), or the by the cupped out part at the front of the coupler (most likely). If the ball looks like it is to the extreme front part of the coupler, then back the truck up ever so slightly and easy. If the ball looks like it is positioned to the rear of the coupler, then pull the truck forward slightly.

Usually, if the there is pressure against the pawl, it won't release easily, so I think most times the ball being too far forward in the cupped out part of the coupler causes the problem.

Sometimes if I am too lazy to crawl back in the cab, I can just take my foot and shove the hitch sideways with my foot causing the ball to release.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #34
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pull the truck forward so the ball pushes against the front inside of the coupler and clears the pawl.
many new owners don't do this and have a tough time getting the tongue off the hitch.
electric tongue jack also helps.
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Hi, Bikendan. I did pull the truck up ever so slightly the last time. While the ball did release from the coupler with that and a bit of a wiggle, I thought it would just release.

Thanks for the reassurance. So much to learn. Keep the tips coming.
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