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Old 11-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #11
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Midwwestgirl Welcome to the forum! You have stumbled upon a wealth of people and knowledge that can't be beat anywhere. Everyone here is more than willing to help you. Good luck!
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
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Let me amplify what Ford just posted – –

You do not have to be 100% level! if your bubble is a bit off you're going to be fine. It is almost impossible to completely level your RV using leveling blocks. In fact, depending upon where you camp, such as KOA's, or other campgrounds of that ilk or higher, 99% of the RV sites will be level enough to where you will not have to use your leveling blocks. The RV resorts actually have poured cement pads that you park on that are completely level side to side and front to back.

The problem comes when you start camping dry on unimproved sites, in NationalParks, or state parks. Often times those sites are not nearly as level as the more premium campsites. These sites, typically, are where you need to exercise your leveling skills :-)

So you have a leveling down pat now – next question? :-)
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:27 PM   #13
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With the addition of a private message and all your information I understand the whole process now with leveling. Perhaps the unlocking with go smoother now. It's not as easy as promised by the seller dealer. When I follow the correct steps..unhooking should be a breeze right? The "pull lever" that releases the nose of the 5er doesn't release smoothly. I hope I explained that right.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #14
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I have a Pullrite 16K it was a bit stiff to use so I sprayed the moving parts with
http://www.toolup.com/images/Product...D40-300011.jpg

It all works very well now.
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Yes, HSVBamaBob, I got this! Yay! And I understand leveling is easier on the concrete slabs. My next question is...will leveling properly make the release of the lock go smoothly? It's been difficult to release to unhook.

My husband isn't able to assist for 2 reasons. He was hurt awhile back and now has some early memory loss issues. So although he's a champ in many ways, I'm kinda on my own here. I have no problems with towing. I do all the driving.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #16
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Yes, HSVBamaBob, I got this! Yay! And I understand leveling is easier on the concrete slabs. My next question is...will leveling properly make the release of the lock go smoothly? It's been difficult to release to unhook.

My husband isn't able to assist for 2 reasons. He was hurt awhile back and now has some early memory loss issues. So although he's a champ in many ways, I'm kinda on my own here. I have no problems with towing. I do all the driving.
The only time the level of the trailer will be a problem is if it is at an extreme tilt side to side and pulls the trailer plate off the head of the hitch.
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Okay, we haven't had any extreme tilts at all. I am going to start a new thread about unhooking. Maybe you guys can offer some help if you want to! Thanks!
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Yes, HSVBamaBob, I got this! Yay! And I understand leveling is easier on the concrete slabs. My next question is...will leveling properly make the release of the lock go smoothly? It's been difficult to release to unhook.

My husband isn't able to assist for 2 reasons. He was hurt awhile back and now has some early memory loss issues. So although he's a champ in many ways, I'm kinda on my own here. I have no problems with towing. I do all the driving.

Sorry to hear about your DH. Hopefully, he's getting better.

As far as your hitch problems go, sometimes if there is pin pressure against the locking jaws, it will be hard to release. I've found that if you chock the trailer than back up tight against the pin, it will be easier to pull and release.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #19
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Okay, we haven't had any extreme tilts at all. I am going to start a new thread about unhooking. Maybe you guys can offer some help if you want to! Thanks!
As for unhooking, try raising the trailer to where you have about 1/8" between the pin box and the hitch, which is what I have to do as well as putting the truck in neutral and let it settle if you will and then set the emergency brake on the truck.
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As for unhooking, try raising the trailer to where you have about 1/8" between the pin box and the hitch, which is what I have to do as well as putting the truck in neutral and let it settle if you will and then set the emergency brake on the truck.

That helps also. By doing both, it should be really easy !!!
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