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Old 05-15-2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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Broken hitch ball retention thing

So we got out to our spot earlier and got everything ready but when unhooking - the ball would not release from the TT hitch.

I had to pull the pin from the hitch receiver to get the truck out and the hitch was still attached to the trailer hitch. We had to really push on the retention lever (fingers only no tools used) and the hitch finally released.

When it did though, what appears to be the part that sits against the ball fell out broken.

Am on the mobile app will try to figure out how to post pics.

Any suggestions? I am concerned about towing this home without being able to secure the ball in the hitch.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:34 PM   #2
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Figured it out but not sure which ones which so here's a few ...
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:38 PM   #3
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Pics would be helpful....

Do NOT attempt to pull the trailer home if a piece of the hitch is broken & missing.... The trailer will not stay attached & the trailer will come loose while going down the road.


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Old 05-15-2015, 10:39 PM   #4
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I wouldn't pull that anywhere. That part locks onto the ball. YIKES!!!!
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Brutal. Sorry to hear about your luck!!
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:59 AM   #6
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Guess we get to test out the roadside assistance, wonder how that is with the holiday weekend. I'm assuming flat deck tow? I'd be comfortable pulling it out of the CG up to the main road for them but there's some pretty steep mountain roads up here so I wouldn't go any further than that. Will phone tomorrow AM and find out what the process is.
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if you are using a WDH that will hold it together,if not , the roadside assistance will take care of it, then warranty
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:05 AM   #8
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If you are using the Andersen weight distribution hitch, it might have put to much pressure/tension on the locking mechanism and damaged it.
Would there be a local automotive/trailer store nearby that would carry replacement parts and make repairs on site, if not then road side assistance....
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:30 AM   #9
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The Campground should have someone to call. They all are bombarded with mobile mechanics leaving their card. They should be able to advise a good tech and that would enable you to enjoy the rest of your trip
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There maybe some dealers open today still. What part of Canada?
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