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Old 06-22-2015, 10:20 AM   #31
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I always make sure the ball is to the FRONT of the tongue. Usually, I'll put chocks on the ground in front of the TT wheels, engage the truck into 'drive', drift forward (no gas) until it has resistance... slide the lock THEN raise the tongue up.
this makes sense...as like I mentioned, the clearance between the latch and the ball disappears as I jack it up, so I would have to pull forward to get that clearance back, going reverse would make it worse!
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:21 AM   #32
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Hello all.
I, fortunately, do not have this issue. Our 2015 28BHBE uncouples fine. Had a few issues before I lubed the coupler, but nothing since.
I am sure that Jayco did not manufacture the coupler though.
Our trailer frame was built by Lippert Mfg. I don't see a stamp indicating who made the coupler
I only see a small "rub mark" on the top rear of the ball of the Anderson hitch.
The system works very well with the 3500HD Silverado.

Happy Camping.
what did you lube COUPLER with?
Ive never done this with past trailers...only the ball, with the same grease I used to lube the easy lube bearings...

maybe some degreaser and a silicone lube in the COUPLER would help?
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I found that putting weight on the truck side by standing on the hitch often helps.

I have no idea why.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:30 PM   #34
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Sounds like this is a very common problem with our trailers for some reason. I sent an email to Jayco about this but haven't heard back yet.

On my rig it looks like the ball jams into the front part of the coupler and that prevents it from releasing. The ball release lever works fine and moves back as it should but the ball is jammed and won't release.

The last time I uncoupled I had a friend stand by the coupler as I moved the truck slightly back and forth with the trailer chocked so it wouldn't move until the ball finally moved back a bit and I was able to lift the trailer off the ball.

A lot of fooling around for what should be and has always been with other trailers a simple procedure.
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I find that when it sticks and I break it free the TV shifts slightly and the ball and receiver are no longer perfectly aligned. IT might shift left, right, forward or backwards meaning the TV was applying lateral pressure to the ball.

My routine is to chock both front and read of TT tires. release ball latch. Jack up trailer so it lifts the TV several inches, remove WD bars, unplug.

If it does not release most times my weight bouncing the shank is enough. If not I have DW hold foot on brake of TV and put in drive, park, Reverse, Park, while bounce the shank. The slight shift in TV position that this creates does the trick.


EDIT: should add she release break each time it enters park
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #36
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A lot of fooling around for what should be and has always been with other trailers a simple procedure.
exactly...my friends with older jaycos and other trailers don't have this problem, even on non-level ground
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:53 PM   #37
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Wow. I figured I was the only one with problems. I have only towed this trailer 4 times so far, but have had problems each time. This is my third camper and I have 2 utility trailers that I tow regularly. Matter of fact in the last 2 weeks I have towed my Jayco twice, the one utility trailer 5 times and the other 4 times. Only issue hooking or unhooking was both times unhooking the Jayco. I was wondering if it was because this was my first trailer with the 2"5/16 ball.
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I am assuming you have a wdh. If so ensure that the ball is level to slightly downward when in the receiver. There is washers and a screw for this adjustment. You may have to add some washers to keep the ball slightly down. I had the same problem but when I adjusted my ball angle angle had no issues since.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:57 AM   #39
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my ball is angled down as well

It really sounds like this is an issue with the design of the latch...I guess its better than one that doesn't hold the ball well LOL
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Sounds like this is a very common problem with our trailers for some reason. I sent an email to Jayco about this but haven't heard back yet.

On my rig it looks like the ball jams into the front part of the coupler and that prevents it from releasing. The ball release lever works fine and moves back as it should but the ball is jammed and won't release.

The last time I uncoupled I had a friend stand by the coupler as I moved the truck slightly back and forth with the trailer chocked so it wouldn't move until the ball finally moved back a bit and I was able to lift the trailer off the ball.

A lot of fooling around for what should be and has always been with other trailers a simple procedure.
I agree, seems to be way to common of a problem. I'm the same, no problems with any other trailers on both my vehicles. I thought It was either me or my camper.

I wonder if it's a certain range of year models. I have an 08 165 Sport. What's anybody else's thoughts. Maybe not stamped or molded perfectly. Mine isn't impossible just acts like it's stuck. Just needs a little nudge. But it ain't coming off without that nudge.
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