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Old 10-02-2016, 12:18 AM   #29
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I thought the friction between the ball and the hitch is part of the anti-sway of the hitch. LOL.
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I am new to towing and camping. I pull a 30' camper. We've been out four times now and it is always a pain to get un-hitched. I need to rock the truck sometimes or keep going up and down with the tongue jack until I can lift the safety lever. I am going to try greasing when we connect next weekend and hope that helps!
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I am new to towing and camping. I pull a 30' camper. We've been out four times now and it is always a pain to get un-hitched. I need to rock the truck sometimes or keep going up and down with the tongue jack until I can lift the safety lever. I am going to try greasing when we connect next weekend and hope that helps!
Have you tried to put your TV in neutral once parked and let off the brake to relieve the bind that backing can create or even put truck in drive to move forward a 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch. You shouldn't have that much trouble disconnecting, but it is probably being caused by the ball sitting to in the back of the hitch assembly from when you backed up and into the site/parking space. If you give the tow vehicle a little forward movement, then put in park, then unhitch, you will should find your problem solved. Hope that makes sense.
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I am new to towing and camping. I pull a 30' camper. We've been out four times now and it is always a pain to get un-hitched. I need to rock the truck sometimes or keep going up and down with the tongue jack until I can lift the safety lever. I am going to try greasing when we connect next weekend and hope that helps!
In addition to greasing the ball, also try lubricating the entire latch and safety lock assembly on the trailer coupler. I had the same issue on mine and that made a world of difference. I used WD40 white lithium grease spray and that stuff is amazing. This is what I spray on the hitch ball too.

By the way, i had an issue with the trailer door not closing properly; i had to pull the handle to get it to latch. I sprayed the latch assembly with this stuff and totally corrected the issue. I use it on the storage latches too.
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