Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-27-2017, 08:08 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morriston
Posts: 32
Stuck Trailer ball hitch

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1503839284.112740.jpg
Views:	290
Size:	567.0 KB
ID:	149756Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1503839284.112740.jpg
Views:	290
Size:	567.0 KB
ID:	149756 Iíve tried everything that I know but still cannot release the ball?
Any ideas gratefully received Thanks
__________________

English Rugby Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 08:17 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 13,915
The Only thing I can tell by the Pic.is I hope whatever that stinger is pulling is just a "Little Yard Cart"! ,Not a TT! Youroo!!
__________________

__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 08:32 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morriston
Posts: 32
After having my real TT hitch stolen I had literally no other way of getting back home 1000 miles away. Campers Inn said ‘No prob’ ! So here I am home with ‘‘this stuck ball” ! There was an urgent medical need to get back home ASAP so options were limited to the truck and hitch��
English Rugby Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 08:47 AM   #4
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 21,790
As per your pic, it appears your thumb latch is not pulled back.... but hard to tell for sure.

This video may help to show the proper disengagement:

__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Geaux Tigers!!!!
wmtire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 09:02 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 577
If the thumb latch is pulled back and it won't release try prying open the coupler from below.
__________________
2019 Silverado 1500

No camper, currently
polishdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 09:09 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 13,915
Quote:
Originally Posted by English Rugby Fan View Post
After having my real TT hitch stolen I had literally no other way of getting back home 1000 miles away. Campers Inn said ‘No prob’ ! So here I am home with ‘‘this stuck ball” ! There was an urgent medical need to get back home ASAP so options were limited to the truck and hitch��
If "Campers Inn" said it was OK to tow a 3008 Windjammer,that is 35' long,Hitch weight of 1000#-+,No Sway Control/W/D,over a 1000 miles, with that Little stinger hitch,they are the Worst Dealership in the USA! Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 11:14 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morriston
Posts: 32
Even with thumb latch pulled it’s absolutley jammed stuck swivels but that’d it!
English Rugby Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 11:32 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,154
Look up at the bottom and see if there is a hex nut for adjustment.

If so, backing that off may release the hitch. You may even have to disassemble it to get it off the ball.

When I get things like this stuck I take a close look to see of there is a good place to apply some "impact persuasion" and from there it's just deciding what size hammer is needed. When you lift the latch it allows the loser part of the latch mechanism to go down and back. There may be a place to put a pin punch on a strategic point and "jar" it loose.
__________________
Sami. my Shih-Tsu "Co-Pilot" R.I.P
Politically Incorrect since 1943
"Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the tree"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 11:37 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by youroo View Post
If "Campers Inn" said it was OK to tow a 3008 Windjammer,that is 35' long,Hitch weight of 1000#-+,No Sway Control/W/D,over a 1000 miles, with that Little stinger hitch,they are the Worst Dealership in the USA! Youroo!!

That might depend on the tow vehicle. With a half-ton I'd agree. With a 1-Ton DRW, not so much a problem. I see large trailers towed like this all the time by transporters as well as construction companies towing their "office shack's".

FWIW, WDH hitches were designed so people could carry heavier trailers with passenger cars. A properly matched truck and trailer doesn't necessarily require WDH's .
__________________
Sami. my Shih-Tsu "Co-Pilot" R.I.P
Politically Incorrect since 1943
"Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the tree"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 11:40 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morriston
Posts: 32
We drive an F350 Dually so I guess hammer it is in a strategic place, thanks very much to all!
English Rugby Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 12:26 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morriston
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by youroo View Post
If "Campers Inn" said it was OK to tow a 3008 Windjammer,that is 35' long,Hitch weight of 1000#-+,No Sway Control/W/D,over a 1000 miles, with that Little stinger hitch,they are the Worst Dealership in the USA! Youroo!!


Well they were insistent on the fact that this would work and was safe! On the other hand as I am simply naive on towing this or any other TT my trust was very much with them! Now that I think back travelling from Ellwood City Pa almost a 1000 miles at a decent clip through the night to North Central Florida I shudder!
English Rugby Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 02:25 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 13,915
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitanMike View Post
That might depend on the tow vehicle. With a half-ton I'd agree. With a 1-Ton DRW, not so much a problem. I see large trailers towed like this all the time by transporters as well as construction companies towing their "office shack's".

FWIW, WDH hitches were designed so people could carry heavier trailers with passenger cars. A properly matched truck and trailer doesn't necessarily require WDH's .
I have never seen a "Transporter" tow with a "Welded Overlay Stinger" like in the Pic. It seems like the Pics that have been posted on here before of Dually pulling a TT and Wrecked/Rolled was just a fluke? Who needs Sway Control just get a Dually!Pulling a Windjammer with a Stock 1/2 Ton is another good Joke also! Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 02:35 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morriston
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by youroo View Post
I have never seen a "Transporter" tow with a "Welded Overlay Stinger" like in the Pic. It seems like the Pics that have been posted on here before of Dually pulling a TT and Wrecked/Rolled was just a fluke? Who needs Sway Control just get a Dually!Pulling a Windjammer with a Stock 1/2 Ton is another good Joke also! Youroo!!


I think itís important for me to personally thank the Gods that yíall werenít on the road at the same time
English Rugby Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 02:36 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morriston
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by English Rugby Fan View Post
I think itís important for me to personally thank the Gods that yíall werenít on the road at the same time


And whatís s STINGER besides a missile
English Rugby Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 07:29 PM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 35
Ball hitch stuck

Insert it back into receiver, lock 5th wheel brakes. Very gently move truck slightly forward then back, with thumb lever open fully it might just work. I need to do this when unhitching our trailer sometimes with dw at the wheel. Drives better than me...
CHERV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 07:37 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Dan_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by youroo View Post
If "Campers Inn" said it was OK to tow a 3008 Windjammer,that is 35' long,Hitch weight of 1000#-+,No Sway Control/W/D,over a 1000 miles, with that Little stinger hitch,they are the Worst Dealership in the USA! Youroo!!

I had the pleasure to deal with Campers Inn. They are about 5 miles from home and we still prefer to drive 45 minutes in the other direction to get parts and such. Never had a good experience there.
__________________
2017 Prime Time Avenger ATI 27DBS
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Gas

'17: 42
'18: 25
Dan_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 07:44 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10,413
Send a message via AIM to B and B
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHERV View Post
Insert it back into receiver, lock 5th wheel brakes. Very gently move truck slightly forward then back, with thumb lever open fully it might just work. I need to do this when unhitching our trailer sometimes with dw at the wheel. Drives better than me...
Hello,

This is ball hitch. If this is on a fifth wheel we have a serious issue besides a POS stinger..
B and B is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 08:11 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 35
Stuck hitch

Quote:
Originally Posted by b and b View Post
hello,

this is ball hitch. If this is on a fifth wheel we have a serious issue besides a pos stinger..
i stand corrected. Meant tt not 5th wheel..duh
CHERV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 09:57 AM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morriston
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHERV View Post
i stand corrected. Meant tt not 5th wheel..duh


No duh I did get what you meant thanks
English Rugby Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 10:40 AM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Homosassa Florida
Posts: 47
We have the same upside down style hitch. It was very tight, I used hammer and screwdriver to pop it loose first 1500 miles. Had enough, took file and grinders, hammer and chisel. finally got it to work. Good luck
__________________

bowebow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hitch, trailer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 PM.


×