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Old 06-08-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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Yup that latch he just hooks it a pulls it no latch
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #12
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To answer your original question, I don't see it as an issue towing on his property with it unlatched at assumed slow speeds as it won't hurt if all goes smoothly.

Why he wouldn't take the time is beyond me, though. Anyone taking more than a second or two needs to adjust their coupler.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:28 PM   #13
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To answer your original question, I don't see it as an issue towing on his property with it unlatched at assumed slow speeds as it won't hurt if all goes smoothly.

Why he wouldn't take the time is beyond me, though. Anyone taking more than a second or two needs to adjust their coupler.
How do you adjust the coupler it is a pain to get on and off you always have to move the truck back and forth to get it off or on
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:54 PM   #14
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How do you adjust the coupler it is a pain to get on and off you always have to move the truck back and forth to get it off or on
I don't think there is an adjustment for that.

Try a little grease on the ball and in the hitch cup and see if that helps
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:06 PM   #15
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Wouldn't he have to raise and lower the tongue - with the jack - which means he would have to get off his butt - to do that...?
What am I missing?
I don't understand why he needs/ wants to move the trailer anyway??!!!!!?!!??
Is the guy OCDCABGD??
I am going to sleep better knowing the TT will be elsewhere in a few days.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:27 AM   #16
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Wouldn't he have to raise and lower the tongue - with the jack - which means he would have to get off his butt - to do that...?
What am I missing?
I don't understand why he needs/ wants to move the trailer anyway??!!!!!?!!??
Is the guy OCDCABGD??
I am going to sleep better knowing the TT will be elsewhere in a few days.
He's not too bright just picked it up today and took it home it looks as if the hitch head I slightly pitched a little too much for it to lock easily I'm gonna straighten it a bit and see if this helps also
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:19 PM   #17
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How do you adjust the coupler it is a pain to get on and off you always have to move the truck back and forth to get it off or on
My mistake. I ran out this morning to check my Atwood coupler and sure 'nuff - no adjustment to the block that holds the ball inside the coupler.


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He's not too bright just picked it up today and took it home it looks as if the hitch head I slightly pitched a little too much for it to lock easily I'm gonna straighten it a bit and see if this helps also
I can see how this might make it easier to unhitch from the ball but the flipside to that is the hitch head tilt adjustment from wherever you have it today will impact your weight distribution, of course.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:00 PM   #18
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If you are moving it with a truck I don't see why not latching it.........

I move my trailers to mow..... I just back up to them with the tractor (coupler already unlatched) Lift them with the ball set up on the tractor 3 point hitch lift the trailer tongue & drive where I want the trailer without latching or needing to set the tractor brakes & get off the tractor.... just leave the trailer jack down, coupler unlatched....... move a trailer in a few seconds........I can move all 4 of my bumper hitch trailers in much less than 5 minutes....... Trailer dealers & some campgrounds do it all the time no big deal...... That's where I got the idea years ago........

As far as unhitching from the truck I sometime step up on the step bump & "jump" a little to get the couple loose esp. if you have been pulling forward.
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I only ever had a heavy for a pop-up and never a travel trailer- but hitching, I would try to line up the camper and coupler so that the coupler would slide down the front edge of the ball - not 100% above it. It made a big difference in being able to close the latch without fighting it. A trick to ensuring that the truck doesn't move once you're lined up is to set the emergency brake- otherwise, we'd get a bit of movement that threw off our whole line up.

My second year, I started using grease on the ball and it's another thing that helped. I didn't know I was supposed l grease that stuff. I think I used white lithium grease. I never had issues with dirt building up or anything.
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