Originally Posted by abr61
My Jay flight SLX is having a problem with its hitch. the ball hitch will go onto the receiver okay but then when I try to get it off it won't come off. I have an electric jack that raises the back end of the truck and it will not release no matter how high I raise it. I don't know what to do about this. I've tried to use WD-40 and that seems to help a little bit but I don't want to be out somewhere camping and not be able to get my truck off of the RV. Has anyone experienced this problem?
Welcome to the forum.
As you've already read, it is a common issue and resolves with some grease and use.
If you search the forum, a few common tactics are...
- Be sure the latch is fully released.
- Try chocking your trailer tires, raise the tongue a bit and put the tow vehicle in Drive just to move the ball to the front of the receiver.
- Rock the tongue from side-to-side while raising the tongue or rock the hitch ball from side-to-side by using one of the weight bars.
WD-40 is used for LOTS of things, but the standard type really isn't a good lubricant.
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