Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-24-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Milehghcty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hot Springs, SD
Posts: 333
Falcon 2 Hitch - One Side Won't Unlock

I can't get one of the arms to unlock on my Roadmaster hitch so it won't go in. Will make hooking up very difficult as you have to be spot on to get the big pin inserted on the tow vehicle. I've tried the helper lever but the pin is all the down so didn't help. I've tried moving the pin up and down to no avail. Any tips on what I can do to get the pin to release?

Just a little more info, the last time I unhooked, the tow vehicle was sloped a little down from the MH. Since I couldn't get the rods loose enough to get the big pins out where connected to the TV, I put the vehicle in gear and gently drove a little forward to take the stress off while the wife held down the pins that lock the hitch rods out. One side of the hitch came loose but the other side did not and is now stuck in the out and locked position. It is not bent. I usually try to hook up and unhooked on level ground, but this time I did not and now have this problem. Thank for suggestions.
__________________

__________________
Milehghcty is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-24-2016, 09:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mrt_1111's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 970
Call road master. They sell rebuild kits. Mine froze once, I just kept working it until it released.
__________________

__________________
Mark
1999 Bounder 32H Ford V10, 2012 Ford Focus, Pretty DW, 1 cat. Retired USAF
mrt_1111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2016, 09:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
2 Stroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Warren, Oregon
Posts: 1,719
You may have a bent rod. When we got our coach, it came with the Roadmaster 6000lb Falcon and it had a bent arm. Took over 2 hrs in a press to get it straight. Now that we have a 2011 Ford Edge weighing close to 2000lbs more for a toad, I got the Roadmaster 10,000lb Blackhawk. Bigger is better.
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Black...-p/14-6289.htm
2 stroker
__________________
2006 Country Coach Inspire 360 40ft Genoa Designer Series, Samsung 197 RR
Cat C9--STEEL & COPPER Bolt Together Radiator w/ updated rubber mounting
SilverLeaf 330 Magnum 2812 PSW 2011 Ford Edge Sport-Air Force One
2 Stroker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2016, 09:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
CountryFit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Between the Oceans
Posts: 3,532
Blog Entries: 2
i just responded to a very similar question. look at post #7 at Falcon All Terrain locking arms?. good luck.
__________________
2000 Country Coach Intrigue 40', ISC 350
2014 Ford C-Max Energi
CountryFit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 08:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Milehghcty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hot Springs, SD
Posts: 333
Thanks all. I will fiddle with it more today to see if I can get it to unlock. I see a new one is a little under $600 so that is an option. My toad is about 4000#s so don't think I need to upgrade to a heavier duty hitch. Do you know of places around/near Mission Texas that will over haul these hitches?
__________________
Milehghcty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 11:10 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
LeeOts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 235
RM overhauled my F2 at the Quartzsite RV Show. If there's a large RV show near you, they might be there.
__________________
Lee
2010 WGO Vista 30W, 1993 Geo Tracker
Just a user with no RV or mechanical expertise
LeeOts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2016, 01:37 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Milehghcty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hot Springs, SD
Posts: 333
Thanks. Will have to look for one. There is a gajillion RVs in the Rio Grand Valley (snow bird) area so you think there would be something around here. BTW, I did fiddle with it some more and used some silicone spray and got it working again. Works nice now. But did notice parts are getting loose so still need to have it rebuilt. Thanks to all that have responded.
__________________

__________________
Milehghcty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 Itasca Reyo drivers door won't unlock Abbyfost RV Systems & Appliances 0 09-28-2014 01:32 PM
Door locked, won't unlock Ron_H Newmar Owner's Forum 4 08-02-2014 12:29 PM
Cargo Bay Doors Won't Unlock Saltydog44 Entegra Owner's Forum 8 04-17-2014 06:16 AM
Cargo Bay door won't unlock Upslady RV Systems & Appliances 16 09-01-2012 06:07 PM
Bay doors won't lock - unlock wlparr Monaco Owner's Forum 2 07-07-2012 07:41 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.