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Old 01-14-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Best way to remove coupler from ball

Here's a quick question for you hitch experts from a newbie. How do I get the hitch to release from the ball more easily?
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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Here's a quick question for you hitch experts from a newbie. How do I get the hitch to release from the ball more easily?
Keep the ball and the coupler lock fork, well lubricated.

Also raise the trailer, which also raises the back of the TV, by about 3 inches, then open the coupler lock.

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Old 01-15-2010, 10:37 AM   #3
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Here's a quick question for you hitch experts from a newbie. How do I get the hitch to release from the ball more easily?
This is what I did when we had an Equal-I-Zer.
First, obviously, get the bars off the brackets on the tongue. Then release the latch on the hitch. Often it was necessary to release the brakes on the TV to get the latch to open. Raise the tongue. I could usually tell if the the tongue was lifting the rear of the TV. If it was I had my wife move the TV ever so sightly forward or back to release it. I don't know if that is what you are looking for, but i hope it helps.
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Easiest way for us to release the ball from coupler is not to do it. Our preference for any stay of over a night is to leave the hitch head and bars hitched to the trailer. Or, get a QuickBite Coupler and enjoy straight pull-out from the coupler without lifting the trailer over the ball.

When we'll leave the hitch in the coupler here's what we do:
We first check distance to power pole and water utilities, when available. If okay, next thing is to chock the trailer's wheels and set the post jack but don't raise it yet.

The drawbar pin will almost always be loose now, so we pull the pin and put it away.

Raise the hitch, release the weight distributing bars, and settle the trailer down until the draw bar is level and loose in the pin box. Pull the truck 2 or 3 feet forward away from the trailer and set the parking brake.
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