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Old 05-31-2014, 05:32 AM   #1
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Un-hitching Question

This could be because everything is still new and just needs time to break-in, but I'm having a miserable time trying to uncouple the TV and TT, to the point that I've had to pull the receiver pin and drive away. The hitch head always ends up on the ground, so I know the coupler is unlocked. I try to ensure that the ball is centered in the coupler (so there's no pressure on it), but that doesn't help. Never had an issue like this before with new utility or boat trailers. Any advice is appreciated...
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:19 AM   #2
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Do you have upward pressure on the ball from the hitch before you unlatch? It may be the sequence you undo the WD spring bars. Just a thought!
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:33 AM   #3
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You might be having some powder coating / binding issues with the ball lock hardware....the ball lock might not be fully retracting until the angle force of the hitch head dropping. Maybe clean it and try some powder graphite?

I have a habit of slamming my ball lock latch back and forth several times before hitching up after lengthy intervals.....I don't know why - maybe it's something I picked up as a kid from watching my relatives who dropped boats into saltwater all the time. Maybe that will help you get broken in.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:22 AM   #4
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Have experienced the same with our 2014 WH 30DSQB.....sometimes good...sometimes bad....sometimes I think it's just a slight angle problem even though it looks to be free and have good clearance.....I think as they wear some it will get better......just bought a new TV and have got to re-align hitch anyway...hopefully my problems will go away.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:26 AM   #5
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Do you have your hitch setup correctly. There should be an angle on the head, we had the same problem with ours initially until my brother-in law helped me get it setup correctly. If you read the instructions for the hitch it will explain the correct pitch. Also lots of grease up in the head as well will help the break in process.
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Lube is good.
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Lube is good.
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I used to just bounce on the bumper when mine would stick.
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Thanks all! Cleaned and lubricated the whole assembly yesterday and unhitched with no problem when we got home this afternoon.
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