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Old 02-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Unhooking trailer

Taking the trailer off the head (ball) had a little trouble. Pulling the latch back , do you need to hold it while the trailer raises up? New to this type of tongue . 2012 flagstaff 831 rks
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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I always pull the latch with a little pressure when coming off the ball. Don't know if you have to but it seems to always work.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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On my old TT I could pull up and pull up on the latch and it would stay. The new one is different and is frustrating because it won't always stay back. You probably need to hold it up until it gets to certain point and then you can then release it. There are times you may need to jump on the bumper of the TV to get it to release. They are adjustable, but I'm really scared to mess with it for fear of making it worse.
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this is common for new owners.
first chock the trailer wheels. then you need to pull the TV forward, so the ball gets pulled up against the front of the coupler.
this will clear the coupler rear latch that clamps under the ball.
then you raise the tongue.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:54 AM   #5
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Sometimes I have the same trouble. Not sure if its hitching up or unhitching but sometimes it makes a difference if the truck is in park and the parking brake is on so I have to put it in neutral.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #6
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do you need to hold it while the trailer raises up?

usually one does not need to hold back
one of those small bungie straps
could hold it back for you
I recommend a small amount of lube on those things

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not sure if you have done this as well but putting a little grease on the ball and the inside of the latch mechanism also helps ease seperation.

If you live in a sandy area you will need to clean the grease off and reapply new grease every so often.
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We also had the same issue with our new TT last year. We suspect there was some paint overspray from when our dealer touched up the paint on the tongue. Several times using the TT and some generous amounts of WD-40 and the the issue seemed to resolve itself away.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #9
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I always pull the hitch pin. That way the draw bar can move which allows the hitch to centre itself & just slide up & off.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:02 PM   #10
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I always pull the hitch pin. That way the draw bar can move which allows the hitch to centre itself & just slide up & off.
I greased the ball and the coupler, tool out tonight and it came right off the ball .
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