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Old 06-06-2014, 02:44 AM   #31
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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.
The tongue lock is what will not release for me so jacking it up won't let go. It seems to get bound up somewhere.

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Old 06-06-2014, 03:31 AM   #32
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The coupler is on top of the A frame.
Interesting... looked at Windjammers a few years ago and the couplers were all mounted on the bottom of the frame - much like our Rockwood. Many of the bottom mounted couplers are inverted conventional couplers that have their ball pockets cut out and re-welded to suit the inverted arrangement of the coupler. There may be excess material within the ball pocket that is getting a bite on the ball and giving you the grief. Ours is clean but even so, getting the coupler to let go of the ball can be a bear sometimes. Fortunately we have a stellar (ahem) Lippert tongue jack that is capable of lifting the back of the TV high enough for gravity to do its business.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:05 AM   #33
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Even with everything unhooked, mine won't let go. I can lower the jack all I want and it just lifts the truck up. Going back & forth with the truck with a little weight on the jack will eventually get it, but it's putting a lot of front to back pressure on the jack stand which they are not built for. Pulling the pin and driving the truck off it seems better than damaging the jack trying to rock the truck back & forth till it lets go.... and yes, I've tried greasing the heck out of it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:26 AM   #34
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Bet the TT ball receiver was designed without consideration of using a weight distribution hitch. The WDH head is angled to adjust the distribution (bar tension)geometry. Problem may be that the angled WDH head also angles the ball.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:36 PM   #35
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Interesting... looked at Windjammers a few years ago and the couplers were all mounted on the bottom of the frame - much like our Rockwood.
Generally, the couplers on shorter, lower trailers are mounted on the top of the tongue frame, and longer, higher trailers the couplers are mounted to the bottom of the tongue frame. This keeps the couplers in a range which works with most TV recievers.

Of course, this is not a steadfast rule.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:09 PM   #36
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Well we will find out, TT was headed for the hitch experts. The company had a hitch in stock so they will use theirs instead of one that Forrest river would would send, plus it makes the job faster, supposed to pick it up on Monday. I will let you know how it works. The dealer said they had never run into this before, if that's the case there are quite a few owners on this site who has similar problems, and just never brought it to the dealers attention. Like I said I was getting ready to just live with it, until they had problems unhitching then the dealer took the initiative to fix it. The dealer did state that last year they had some of the hitch balls that were basically out of round that was causing a major problem unhitching, but this was not the case.

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Well we will find out, TT was headed for the hitch experts. The company had a hitch in stock so they will use theirs instead of one that Forrest river would would send, plus it makes the job faster, supposed to pick it up on Monday. I will let you know how it works. The dealer said they had never run into this before, if that's the case there are quite a few owners on this site who has similar problems, and just never brought it to the dealers attention. Like I said I was getting ready to just live with it, until they had problems unhitching then the dealer took the initiative to fix it. The dealer did state that last year they had some of the hitch balls that were basically out of round that was causing a major problem unhitching, but this was not the case.

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I cant believe your Dealer had (Hitch Balls out of Round) that caused this problem! Unless they bought (Seconds)? Youroo!!
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An " out of round " hitch ball was not what caused my problem. They believe that the coupler on the TT is faulty or has some defect, we shall see its being replaced. The only other similar problem they had was sometime back and they determined that some were out of round or had a rough casting.
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An " out of round " hitch ball was not what caused my problem. They believe that the coupler on the TT is faulty or has some defect, we shall see its being replaced. The only other similar problem they had was sometime back and they determined that some were out of round or had a rough casting.
Are you out of pocket for this or is FR going to reimburse you?
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Are you out of pocket for this or is FR going to reimburse you?
Sounds like his dealer is footing the bill. Shouldn't be that costly a project as the dealer was ordering a new hitch. Good welding shop shouldn't take over an hr to remove and replace.
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