Originally Posted by ctbailey
My solution thus far is to use the ebrake to hold the truck while decoupling.
I assumed that this is a given for any trailer couple or uncouple??
As a kid, I helped my dad back the car to the trailer and prided myself on getting the ball right under the hitch just perfectly every time. Only to have my dad put the car in park, take his foot off the brake, get out of the car and notice that I was off by 2" - all because the car rolled.
I always use the parking brake! My kids and my camera get the ball just right, I set the brake, get out, then drop the hitch onto the ball.
when unhooking, I get the trailer backed in the spot just right, leveled side to side. Set the brake, then set the chocks on all four wheels. the most movement I have ever seen is about 1/2" when I unhooked.
- use the tongue jack to take tension off the wd bars.
- unhook wd bars
- lower tongue jack to take tension off the ball and hitch.
- unlatch ball
- raise tongue jack to release ball from hitch.
- remove safety chains, power cord, brake cable.