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Old 11-28-2019, 11:48 AM   #61
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Andersen hitches do not want the ball or cup greased.
Yeah, ... the day Andersen agrees to pay for my towing balls and couplers is the day I'll stop lubricating. Until then...
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:17 PM   #62
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Yeah, ... the day Andersen agrees to pay for my towing balls and couplers is the day I'll stop lubricating. Until then...
Do you find that the reduced friction increases sway?
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:54 AM   #63
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Padlock as a locking pin?

I used to lock my hitch, until I read an interesting article highlighting that in the event of an emergency, First Responders or other helpful folks can't unlatch and save a locked-on trailer.

Now when towing, use a non-locking pin on my TT hitch.
I'm not a firefighter but I was around the big red trucks most of my career. All of them have a bolt cutter in their tool box.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:53 PM   #64
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I'm not a firefighter but I was around the big red trucks most of my career. All of them have a bolt cutter in their tool box.
Yeah, I was trying to envision what kind of emergency would be improved by having an unsecured travel trailer in the area, and also what kind of emergency would result in the hitch not being in any kind of bind....?
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:41 PM   #65
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I have had the same problem from time to time. I was advised to hitch up by aligning the ball about 1/2 to 3/4 way under the tongue - leaving part of the ball ahead of the tongue. When the tongue makes contact with the ball, it should suck it up and the latch will then drop into place easily. Of course the lube helps as well.
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I have also found that if the ball is slightly ahead of the trailer so that the trailer coupler reaches out to grab the ball when it is lowered the latch closes easily every time.

It was a helpful post seeing how everyone else does it !
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