Originally Posted by nkdenton
Did not read all replies so sorry if this is a duplicate - I have the e2 on my 2013 F150 Platinum to tow my 2022 RB25.
For whatever reason I have one booger of a time un-hitching, especially if the truck is uneven with the trailer yoke, eg back into a downhill site where trailer axle is lower or uphill site where truck axle is lower. Itís almost as if the front edge of the hitch will not clear the ball unless I back up or pull forward about 1/4 inch - which actually is impossible to do so I wind up lifting the rear truck bumper with the electric Jack (canít be good for it) and my wife and I bounce on the bumper until the hitch lets go.
Itís a pain in the neck and I canít believe itís normal so bewareÖ.
Yeah this is unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence. I have found that if I put the wife in the truck with it in neutral and park brake off it will let the truck settle in and the hitch will actually position itself better to let go of the ball. Or if needed put the tuck in drive and just let it idle depending on what angle your at sometimes its reverse. Also I wouldn't worry too much about the jack being over stressed they are built for much more weight then the most trailers put then under.
Make sure you have good lube on the ball also. I prefer dish soap but you can use whatever your preference is. This is a really common issue with 5thwheels and it's more of a safety measure then anything.