Originally Posted by MartiB
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.
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 !
2017 Flagstaff 21 FBRS Micro-Lite
2009 GMC Sierra 1500
5.3 V8, 3:73 Rear, Tow Package