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Old 04-25-2014, 09:53 AM   #11
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Don't you get a specialy fitted Swedish Merino wool pad from Volvo for this? I thought I read that somewhere....
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:58 AM   #12
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+1 on lube. That fixes most of my hitch problems in short order.
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Don't you get a specialy fitted Swedish Merino wool pad from Volvo for this? I thought I read that somewhere....
I thought it was a specially fitted Swede....
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:59 AM   #14
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Blasphemy!
Call me ignorant, but that REALLY doesn't look right...
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:44 AM   #15
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My driveway is on a decline. I find that it helps to keep adjusting the chocks as the trailer will actually pull itself forward when the tongue goes up. By doing this you'll have a clean uncoupling and you won't have a lurch backwards when the hitch disengages.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:38 PM   #16
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Here is how I unhitch. I chock the trailer wheels and use the power hitch jack to raise the TV enough so that I can take the pressure off the equalizer hitch bars (chains). But I don't unhook them, I put the chains in the last link giving them plenty of free play. Then I lower the TV until there is no pressure on the trailer hitch. I pull the pin which keeps the ball hitch connected to the TV and drive out leaving everything intact including leaving the equalizer hitch still attached to the ball. Really simple and fast. I leave the equalizer hitch locked to the ball and attached to the trailer until I need to hook up again.
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Any suggestions on what type of lube to use. Silicone, petroleum, etc..?
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I use plan old axle grease.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:26 PM   #19
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My dealer told me that the hitch should be adjusted so that the ball tilts back just a little, in other words not perfectly perpendicular to the ground. This seems to have eliminated the "stuck ball" problem on my x17z.
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Any suggestions on what type of lube to use. Silicone, petroleum, etc..?

I use general purpose marine grease. It sticks and stays in place very well and lasts a long time.
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