Originally Posted by Jjsav
I had the same problem. I found that once I was hooked on the pin. I would put my truck in neutral. This would let the truck "settle" (best way to describe it) and then I could close the locking lever very easy.
I did the reverse when disconnecting. Once the trailer was leveled, chocks in place and the gear was down. I would put the truck in neutral for a second, (before putting it back in park). Then I found I could unlock the hitch.
Hope this helps...
I am curious what hitch do you have in your truck?
When I hitch up, my Reese 16K automatically opens and latches and all I do is hook the emergency brake cable, flip the latch lock, insert the padlock, insert the homemade Butch's Bed Saver, plug in the cord, re-install the tonneau cover half and go.