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Old 08-24-2016, 11:13 AM   #31
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The way I used to do it is this; 1- Park & chock the TT wheels and unlock & release your coupler, - Extend your tongue jack until the rear of your TV is slightly higher than it normally is if the TT were not connected, 3- Disconnect your cord, safety chains, WD bars etc. (sometimes the ball will drop out of the coupler on its own), 4- If the ball doesn't drop out, now back the TV up about an inch or so. This should drop the ball out of the coupler without the extra physical exertion of prying or jumping on the ball/coupler assembly. 👍
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:56 PM   #32
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The way I used to do it is this; 1- Park & chock the TT wheels and unlock & release your coupler, - Extend your tongue jack until the rear of your TV is slightly higher than it normally is if the TT were not connected, 3- Disconnect your cord, safety chains, WD bars etc. (sometimes the ball will drop out of the coupler on its own), 4- If the ball doesn't drop out, now back the TV up about an inch or so. This should drop the ball out of the coupler without the extra physical exertion of prying or jumping on the ball/coupler assembly. ��
If you've got the old style most of us are used to, like this one, this method will probably work.



But if you have one of these, which FR seems to have started using sometime between 2013 and 2016, it most likely will never "drop out on its own." At least that's been my experience.

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Old 08-24-2016, 07:45 PM   #33
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Congrats on the new trailer's! I highly recommend adding airbags to your TV if you are towing with a 1/2 ton truck. It helps tremendously with sway.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:24 PM   #34
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If you've got the old style most of us are used to, like this one, this method will probably work.



But if you have one of these, which FR seems to have started using sometime between 2013 and 2016, it most likely will never "drop out on its own." At least that's been my experience.

That's exactly what I had on my 2011 LaCrosse and 8 or 9 times out of 10, I had to back up after raising trailer tongue.
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