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Old 08-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #11
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When we picked up our new tt a few years ago, the tech actually 'threw in' this high tech thingy to help us lift the tongue off the hitch (secured stack of wood ...LOL).

Not sure, but hope this helps but it works for us
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:01 PM   #12
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Hmmmmm, I`ve had this happen before on boat trailers before with dry latches but always could get them off with a bit of fiddling around and lubrication.
Did you try rocking the TV back and forth a bit (not much, an inch or so) with the trailer chocked?
The loud noise you heard was probably the WD hitch when you made the turn.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #13
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I had issues with my last TT as well. I tried and tried, jumped up and down etc. Turned out that while I released the latch, I did not slide it back. Does yours slide back as well? Is it sliding freely, or is it a non-sliding type?
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #14
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When I bought my last one had the same problem. I went around front while they finished hooking it up. When I got home, it took 2 hours of jerking, jumping, and rocking to get it loose. All because the dealer did not put a drop of grease on the ball.

You said you leveled it up in the first post. Are the support legs down? If you have some WD 40 with the straw on the can, you might get the straw up around the ball and get some in. Work it around a little, and that might be enough to get it to drop.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #15
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Good point nylyon. We just got our first trailer this year and the latch looked new to me compared to our boat trailers. When i slide the latche back i also look to see if the pad lock holes line up in the unlock position.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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Yes jdorant i ment chock the wheels not choke them. He has enough problems right now.
LOL, didn't even see you said choke!
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #17
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Jump up and down on the bumper while you crank up, another handy part of having a power jack. The tilt on your hitch might need adjusting. I know I had to make adjustments to mine after the initial setting, made getting off the ball easy after I tilted the hitch more.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #18
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Wonder if you have too much tension on the ball backwards or forwards. Wonder if carefully putting the truck in neutral and have someone in the driver seat while unhitching and carefully let off the brake after you raise it up some. Would never do this on an incline or put myself in harms way....but it is what I would do...
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #19
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Wonder if you have too much tension on the ball backwards or forwards. Wonder if carefully putting the truck in neutral and have someone in the driver seat while unhitching and carefully let off the brake after you raise it up some. Would never do this on an incline or put myself in harms way....but it is what I would do...
Actually besides what I posted above, this is what we do otherwise. Well, Ok, maybe not we... Don is much heavier so he gets to do the gymnastics on the bumper
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Be sure and keep your fingers and feet clear of the hitch area. You most likely need some lube on it.
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