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Old 08-03-2020, 10:55 AM   #15
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I always leave my chains on last! In case something happens, trailer can only go so far! Sometimes, depending who's with you, people, even your family that travel with you want to help undo things or block wheels etc. But there is only one safe person who should know what's going on and in what order and that's the driver! I see too many times people trying to navigate on sites and their passengers want to help or give orders. I'm sure you will all agree with me. Or, even some passengers who have 'some' towing experience feel they're all experts and can get involved and start connecting or disconnecting things! I hate that. Towing or pulling 5, 10 or 15,000 lbs buildings on wheels is serious stuff most people take for granted. I love getting to a campsite a day earlier on a long weekend and watch all the people roll in, in a rush and set up their's very entertaining lol. Didn't mean to steel your thread Billinwoodla. Make sure you have grease on that ball. Good topic!
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:29 AM   #16
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When I store our trailer in our back driveway it is on a 15 to 20 deg. slope.
My driveway is level on the front part so I disconnect the swaybar first before backing down the slope.
I then chock the wheels, release the ball latch then lift the trailer.If the truck starts to lift up also then I must move the truck forward a hair so latch will slide off the ball.
I leave the safety chains on until the trailer is disconnected.
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Moving the truck slightly has been the challenge for me, it seems like that 1/2” is hard to accomplish. I’m just back from 5 days on the northern Cal coast. I tried leaving the truck in park with the emergency brake off. A few posters mentioned that there was slight wiggle room when in park. This worked like a charm. My old TT had a different locking mechanism on the hitch and with that system i never had a problem getting it off. Lots of good practical suggestions in this thread. Thanks fellas!
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