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Old 08-25-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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Trailer stuck on hitch...my solution

Having towed trailers and boats for may years I kind of scoffed at the guys who could not detach their trailer from the hitch. Well last year it happened to me. Tried everything! Spent the entire trip with my wife looking on in fear as I pulled the truck forward, pulling the hitch out of the receiver which then fell to the ground. Well I thought about it for a long time and decided it possibly could be the shinny new stainless ball I had purchased. They type with little ridges in it, I thought it could possibly be friction or something from the little ridges hanging up on the inside of the trailer hitch. Replaced it with a new smooth chrome plated ball. I am happy to report that with absolutely no other adjustments the problem has disappeared. The trailer slides off of the new ball every time with no problem.

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Old 08-25-2015, 06:54 PM   #3
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Up inside the hitch is a round shaped wedge which the locking level pulls up against the bottom of the ball. This traps the ball and as the ball attempts to pull out, the wedge tightens until the level is released.

With ridges on the ball, it probably does not have room to release, thus not being able to unhook.

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