Thanks everybody! All very good info.
We decided to park the trailer in our storage spot today vs. tomorrow due to the impending rain for Friday.
I'm so glad we did park it and unhitch today, rather than in the rain.
First, it took us a good twenty minutes to get it into our spot. We had to back down a short road, maybe 100 yards, then angle one way and then another to get into our spot properly (while trying to avoid the other RV's in the lot). I've towed a pop-up before and several u-haul trailers over the years, so backing isn't a problem. I'm sure I'm just rusty and will get better at it with more usage.
Second was trying to get the ball to release from the trailer. We jiggled, wiggled, moved back and forth, rocked it, raised the tongue, lowered the tongue, jumped on the hitch head, you name it, we did it, all while trying to get the hitch lever to move up and back and release the ball.
, we did not
use a mallet or a hammer.
After about 40 minutes, Success!!
We are definitely getting some of that white ball grease and we'll lube that sucker like it was a tight something or other.
(thanks MadDad, but too late, my mind was already in the gutter!).
Seriously, I was so close to calling our new roadside service, Good Sam Club towing to get their help. Not even sure if they would cover something like this?
All is good now, didn't need them after all. I'm hoping it gets easier to hitch & unhitch quickly. We both suffer from bad backs and we're getting up there in years. We wouldn't be able to do this each time for too long. Thanks again to everyone for their pointers! Much appreciated.