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Old 06-05-2014, 12:56 PM   #21
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My 3065w Windjammer is at the dealer for some warranty work. Black tank sensors were not working. When I dropped the TT off, once again had a LOT of trouble getting it unhitched. They called service techs and with a lot of hassle they were able to get it unhitched. I have had this problem in the past, when I first purchased it and got it home I had to call the dealer to respond to get it unhitched. The ball mount on my tow vehicle angle was adjusted and they said that should take care of the problem. Finally got to take my first trip, towed fine no problems, even unhitched ok, (not great but OK) I figured it would loosen a little after towing a few hundred miles. Well I did get my sensors repaired and they have determined that the ball hitch on the TT needs to be replaced. They said they have never run into this problem before. So that whole unit needs to be cut off and replaced with a new one, seems kinda bizarre to me. I have towed a lot of trailers mostly boat and equipment trailers and have never run had this issue. The hitch is a WD E2 10,000 lb . This is all under warranty , and no cost to me. Anyone had anything like this before ? Chuck in va
Chuck: I have a 2013 Flagstaff 29RLSS (33') TT. I have the same problem as you have described. I also have a Equalizer 10,000# WD hitch. What I experience is when I lower the TT onto the hitch ball and raise the jack, the lever on the TT hitch will not close into a locked position. I must then raise the trailer hitch connected to the hitch ball until I can move the lever to a closed/locked position. It is imperative that you confirm the TT hitch mechanism did in fact lock around the hitch ball and NOT over the top of the ball, resulting from the lift activity. It appears to be an issue with the angle of the hitch ball, required in the adjustment of the WD hitch. That is my best guess! I simply accomodate the issue and everything is fine. I have tried the grease/lubricant method and no improvement. I would be VERY cautious on cutting the hitch for a replacement. You need a very qualified welder for that project. Not a "part-time" welder."
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:04 PM   #22
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I admit I scanned rather than read every word in this thread but I
did not see anyone mention liberal greasing all moving parts on the
tongue.
Mine would occasionally refuse to release especially when new.
I greased the heck out of the parts under the tongue that hold
the back side of the ball when hitched.
That made it much easier to un-hitch!
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:25 PM   #23
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Chuck I see your unit is a (2012) I don't know when they (Stopped/Changed) the Socket location on the (Windjammers/V-Lites) from (Bottom to the Top) of the A-frames,but it seems like there were several (Hook/Unhook) problems with the (Undermount)type! I have the undermount type,at times it is a Bear! Plenty of lube and free to self center for release,still hangs at times?? Youroo!!
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I admit I scanned rather than read every word in this thread but I
did not see anyone mention liberal greasing all moving parts on the
tongue.
Mine would occasionally refuse to release especially when new.
I greased the heck out of the parts under the tongue that hold
the back side of the ball when hitched.
That made it much easier to un-hitch!
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:46 PM   #25
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I have used LOTS of lube and all the other methods. I just left the dealership and they have checked the angle of the hitch and everything in within specs. If you feel inside the coupler several raised spots can be felt inside the coupler. They are not apparent looking on the outside, could be a casting defect. That could be hanging the ball . They assured me that where they are taking it, they are certified welders. I am familiar with the business and they have a good reputation . The dealer is amazingly real committed to fixing the problem. Frankly I was prepared to live with it, and just find the sweet spot to unhitch the TT. They are bending over backwards to get it fixed. I have not raised H#%% or anything almost too easy, if you know what I mean. I am supposed to get it back next week, I will let you know if it works. Thanks again for the input. Chuck in Va
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Good luck Chuck! Keep us posted .

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Old 06-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #27
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Charles,is your coupler on the Top or Bottom of your A-frame? Youroo!!
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The coupler is on top of the A frame. Would that make a difference concerning the alignment of the hitch? I know there is a binding issue which is why it will not release. They have checked my distribution receiver at it is within specs, I understand that it is crucial that it is within specs for it to tow properly. The Windjammer tows great , tracks well and almost no sway when passed by a 18 wheeler. Its just the gosh darn thing will not uncouple all the time. I have had boat trailers along with work trailers that can be contrary at times, but this is unbelievable . When it does release properly it almost surprises me. Well, we will see if the dealer can fix it, they are certainly trying very hard and that's without any pressure from the consumer. Which kinda makes me feel good. Chuck in Va
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:28 PM   #29
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Must be an equalizer thing... Mine is a pain in the rump to get off sometimes. I have yet to have issues getting it on unless the truck is not quite centered on the hitch then a little wiggle gets it in.

Coming off I need to either jump on the back bumper while jacking the truck up or use my rubber mallet and tap the lock to get it to release. I love the Equalizer so I will not complain, much better than my last WD setup.
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Easiest way is just unlatch and raise the tongue with the tongue jack until it unhooks. Just push the button on the jack and start raising it. Guarantee it will break loose pretty quick.
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