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Old 05-22-2016, 02:45 PM   #1
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Help with unhooking toad

I posted this in the towing section too.

So we are new to toading. We are towing a Honda Acoord behind our Georgetown MH. No drop hitch, just with the factory hitch. Hooking up is easy, however, twice now we have to be absolutely level side to side otherwise we can't unhook the toad. Had to leave our site to find a level surface. Doesnt seem to be a problem if it's unlevel front and back, but even if it's just a bit uneven side to side, the arms won't budge. Is there a fix for this? Try a drop hitch or just deal with it?
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:54 PM   #2
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What kind of tow bar are you using? Many have levers on each arm of the bar that you can pull to relieve the pressure and unhook easily on unlevel surfaces.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:56 PM   #3
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Hm...didn't know that. It's all Roadmaster.
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Sorry, it's the Falcon All Terrain tow bar. It's supposed to be for unlevel surfaces.
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Sorry, it's the Falcon All Terrain tow bar. It's supposed to be for unlevel surfaces.
That one should have the levers on the top of each arm. Here's a link to the owner's manual if you don't have it. http://roadmasterinc.com/pdf/85-2481-20.pdf

The 1973 in your name, it that the year you were born? If so, you're the same age as me
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When you are on level ground measure from the top of the MH hitch to the ground then do the same on the tow bar on the car. If its more then 3 inches you need a drop receiver. I have the same set up on our 377xl and needed a 2 in drop to tow a 2015 ford explorer.
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That one should have the levers on the top of each arm. Here's a link to the owner's manual if you don't have it. http://roadmasterinc.com/pdf/85-2481-20.pdf

The 1973 in your name, it that the year you were born? If so, you're the same age as me
Thanks! I didn't know what the levers were for. I thought it was for retracting the arms! Yes, born in 1973!! 😉😉
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When you are on level ground measure from the top of the MH hitch to the ground then do the same on the tow bar on the car. If its more then 3 inches you need a drop receiver. I have the same set up on our 377xl and needed a 2 in drop to tow a 2015 ford explorer.
Thank you!!
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Try turning the wheels of the tv from side to side then unhook!
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Try turning the wheels of the tv from side to side then unhook!
Thanks!!!! Will have to try that. No problem at all on a smooth paved road but the two times we couldn't unhook was at a gravel site that I didn't think was so unlevel and also at our storage place for the MH....it was a bit sloppish left to right so I thought that was the problem. Hooks up beautifully.
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