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Old 06-27-2015, 06:57 AM   #61
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This happens a lot with mine. So what I do is after I got the front power Jack down and wheel chocks set I move the TV slightly to align the ball with the opening of the hitch. Now it comes out easily every time. Once you get it lined up make a mark on the draw bar and on the tongue so you know where the sweet spot is for release. :-)

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Old 06-28-2015, 06:34 PM   #62
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Gee have pulled many things in past 30 years and I've never had the issues that I do with our 264BHW. Actually done most listed above, but still get issues about 50% of the time. To me just shouldn't be an issue if hookup is clean which I believe doing best can everytime...

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Same issues here too. I think I've figured out MY problem, though; in my yard, my trailer parking spot is level, yet the truck is still inclined due to driveway grade.

When lifting the TT off the ball, there is just enough vertical angle that causes the rear of the TT tounge to catch the ball. Once with beating and jiggling, I finally did decouple, and when it popped off, the darn truck rolled forward almost two inches. It was almost as if the TT was holding the truck on grade, while the tranny did not have enough hold.

My solution thus far is to use the ebrake to hold the truck while decoupling.

It seems that these new hitches are somewhat sensitive to a vertical misalignment of truck and trailer.

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Old 06-28-2015, 07:01 PM   #63
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snip... It was almost as if the TT was holding the truck on grade, while the tranny did not have enough hold.

My solution thus far is to use the ebrake to hold the truck while decoupling. ...snip
Yup. Using the emergency brake (parking brake) is an excellent idea.

The parking brake engages a 'pawl' inside the transmission, but there is a lot of 'clearance' in the mechanism. Your vehicle can roll several inches after you put lever in 'park' before the pawl engages and holds the vehicle. Most of the time a little bit of roll does not matter; when hitching or unhitching, those inches DO matter.

Using the parking brake first to hold the vehicle in position, and second putting the transmission in 'park,' stops the vehicle from rolling and can eliminate that as part of the problem.
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:57 PM   #64
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I have not had this issue but if I did and was going to the trouble to replace the coupler I would upgrade at the same time. Adding a coupler is not rocket science and I wouldn't be concerned about the dealer messing it up. If you really are concerned ask Jayco about paying a welding service to do it for you rather than the dealer.

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Old 06-30-2015, 12:52 AM   #65
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Spray the ball and coupler assembly with TRI-FLO, a spray lubricant found usually in bicycle shops. Expensive but the best spray lubricant that I have found.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:54 PM   #66
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Update - Just got back from a week camping and am happy to report that the decoupling issue seems to be much improved. I took Grumpys advice and cleaned the paint overspray from inside the coupler (there was lots), added a good helping of grease and made sure to line the ball up with the MIDDLE of the coupler when removing and that seemed to do the trick.

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Old 07-09-2015, 01:59 PM   #67
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Well, some good news around here for a change.

Glad to hear it!
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Originally Posted by mike837go View Post
Well, some good news around here for a change.

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Old 07-09-2015, 02:43 PM   #69
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You know the tongue of that trailer sets up differently which may contribute to uncoupling issues. Anyone had issues because of that with being able to release the tension on the wt. distribution bars without raising the two vehicles tremendously?
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:13 PM   #70
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I never had a problem with my 23FB but my 2012 29 RLDS has a different of hitch where the ball goes in. It is kind of flat instead of raised. anyway I was at the dealer telling him about this and he sold me something that cured the problem. It looks like a big 2 prong fork. You slide it under the coupling and raise it up, the trailer raises up and comes off the ball. Cost about $20.00 but worth ever penny.


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