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Old 09-26-2014, 09:05 PM   #11
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Also after you get it unhitched grease the top part of your ball using wheel bearing grease if you haven't done this already.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:32 PM   #12
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Grease the entire ball and the socket. Most balls have a flat top so greasing the top will not help that much. The load from the torsion bars are on the top of the ball, but the main friction is on the front of the ball from pulling the trailer.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:33 PM   #13
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This happens to me all the time. I tap the coupler hitch with a hammer and it releases the ball.


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Old 09-27-2014, 02:18 PM   #14
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I haven't had this problem since I avoid hitching up with the hitch ball all the way back in the coupler. I also started greasing the ball too.

I'm hoping the OP comes back and updates us. Inquiring minds what to know....

The day I took delivery of my TT I arrived at the storage place only to find the electric tongue jack dead along with not being able to disconnect. I had the same problem as the OP. My sister-in-law gave it a little gas and got the TT disconnected but also the coupler ended up with a dent. Since then I found putting the truck into Drive (no gas/no break) is enough by itself to move the ball forward to disconnect.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:29 PM   #15
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Pull the hitch pin and drive the truck right off it. The hitch will then fall to the ground. Mine did this for quite a while and still sticks. I put gun oil on the ball before hitching up now and that seems to work better than WD40.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:42 PM   #16
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This also happens to me occasionally. My solution is to stand on the hitch and jump up and down, this has always broke it lose for me.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:20 PM   #17
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Thanks for the suggestions.
It finally came off thanks to someone who doesn't owe $ on it being unafraid to really whack it with the rubber mallet and jump up and down on the hitch. Given that I owe what I consider to be a lot of money on this thing, I was being too gentle.

The coupler lever was lifting up, but not sliding back - rust I guess. Anyway he whacked it and then jumped on the hitch.

Thanks again for all the great advice.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:56 PM   #18
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Glad to hear that you got it disconnected. I also had trouble with the hitch ball not disconnecting the day I took delivery. Was not fun dealing with the problem then but now it's less of a big deal since I know how to fix the problem.

Curious minds want to know - Before the person with the rubber mallet came to your rescue did you try any of the suggestions provided here?
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I did try some of the suggestions. I put it in gear and took my foot off the brake; rocked it back & forth, etc. I even tried removing the hitch from my truck. That didn't work as the weight of the attached trailer held the pin too tight.

In the end it just took someone who wasn't afraid to break something.
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I did try some of the suggestions. I put it in gear and took my foot off the brake; rocked it back & forth, etc. I even tried removing the hitch from my truck. That didn't work as the weight of the attached trailer held the pin too tight.

In the end it just took someone who wasn't afraid to break something.
LOL - I can relate to that!!
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