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Old 02-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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I changed the ball on my hitch and it seemed to be to big The hitch does not want to release from moter home I have to pull the ball out of socket with towed. And than raise the tow bar up and pry it loose Have I brought too big a ball I know it,s dumb but I am sick and can,t check it out Mel

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Hard to say without seeing it, but if the problem started when you changed the ball, that's a possibility. Could be just a sticky coupler, though. Have you lubricated it ever?

Standard ball sizes are 1-7/8, 2", and 2-5/16 and for tow bars the common size is the 2". 1-7/8 is too small in weight capacity and 2-5/16 is huge, for towing a mobile home or similar load.

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Old 02-14-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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thanks Gary I,ll check the lube I thought it was good buttttt you know mel
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If you still have the old ball, check to see if they are the same size.

As a rule, I always have to use the towed to center the coupling over the ball in order to release the coupling lock and clear the ball.
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Hitch balls are stamped with the size. In many cases the coupling is stamped also. Check both to make sure you have them matched.
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