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Old 09-28-2014, 05:54 PM   #21
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I had quite a time with mine on my Windjammer, even the dealer had difficulties , so it was not operator error. The dealer replaced the coupler problem solved. Based on all the posts with similar issues I think there is a bad batch of hitches out there. I feel certain there are not a lot makers of these things. It only makes sense. Since mine was replaced no problems at all. I can't tell you what the issue is I never had a chance to look at the old one after they took it off. Just my $0.02 worth.

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Old 09-28-2014, 06:59 PM   #22
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I have a fifth wheel now, but prior experiences (plenty) with BIG boats on trailers; 31 ft Keystone Hornet, super slide, TT, etc...made me learn quickly to always carry a small hydraulic jack, a few boards and a good rubber mallet with me. Of course, grease before helps. The weight on the ball when hitched can shift during travel and leave you in a state of frustration and confusion. Sometimes you have to jam, jimmie and don't forget to CUSS and eventually you will decide to whack that thang harder and harder and presto, SUCCESS Tools make a man a winner! Make a list and take them along.

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Old 09-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #23
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Mine does the same thing sometimes. The lever will lift and slide back but the ball won't drop. Its like it has to be perfectly level to work properly. The trailer I had before had a different type, more like a boat trailer that was adjustable. Liked it a lot better.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:21 PM   #24
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Put TV in neutral to unhook;also, applies to 5thwheel TV.

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Old 09-28-2014, 09:27 PM   #25
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Engineering solution----Use bigger hammer.
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:44 AM   #26
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Funny; we had the same thing happen to us with our 17FQ that we bought this spring. It loosens up with use but it was very frustrating. After one season it pops on and off with no problems.

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