I bought a used '05 Jayco Featherlite 23B and have had a lot of trouble unhitching. The hitch doesn't seem to want to come loose from the ball. Eventually, I unhooked the tow bar from my tow package and drove off then the ball dropped right of out of the hitch. Can anyone advise what I am doing wrong?
I have struggled with this, at least until the ball and socket became well used to each other. Lube helps, as does anything that removes front-to-back or side-to-side forces from the connection. I've found that keeping the ball and socket clean also helps; I know clean and re-lube ball and socket before each trip.
If it's painted, turn it over and paint the other side.
Ross & Joan - 2014 185RB - 2012 Ford Escape V6/4WD