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Old 10-11-2002, 06:39 PM   #1
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Question hitch

My locking clip on top of tongue is not lying flat when hitched to ball-any advice.

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Old 10-11-2002, 09:07 PM   #2
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First: make sure the hitch is completely open before you drop the tongue on the ball.

Second: You usually need to pull the tow vehicle forward a bit to seat the hitch ball in the slight bulge in the front of the socket before the lever will drop down fully.

I leave my chocks in and the expanding chock between my duals until I am fully hitched up. This allows me to put some forward tension on the ball without the trailer trying to follow me.

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Old 10-11-2002, 10:30 PM   #3
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Check the receiver

there might be a flash of metal or debris holding it back from seating. Oscar
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Old 10-12-2002, 09:08 AM   #4
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ours had a glob of debris (old grease) up in the ball recepticle area that could be dug out with a bent wire or coat hanger.spray lubricant helped clean it.
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