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Old 05-18-2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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Is it just me or is the coupler on the sunset trailer a pain to operate. I keep having problems decoupling. What size ball is everyone using ?
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:36 PM   #2
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TT typically use 2 5/16" ball. Issues coupling with that ball may mean you need to adjust the locking nut on the coupler. If the issue is its too hard to get apart, do you have any grease on your ball? Have you tried adjusting tv to release pressure (ie inch forward or backward)? Sometimes the tt or tv settles on way or another and puts pressure on the coupler so you can't separate, rocking the tv helps.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #3
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I just purchased my first trailer back in September after having a Lance camper for 10 years. I have had 5 boats and have never had as much trouble uncoupling a trailer as I did with my Zinger. Well I think on my 3rd trip I realized there is a technique you need to use ( I felt pretty dumb after figuring it out). When taking it off the ball you need to push down the front of the lever then slide it back and then lift the back up. I am not sure if this is what you are talking about and yes you will need to move your TV sometimes to take pressure off of the coupler by moving forward or back.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:34 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the help. My other TT was easy to unhook. I will try your suggestions.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:03 AM   #5
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I don't have trouble with the latch, but my couple chewed the hell out of my ball in the first year. Must have been some welding slag up in there.
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I have the same problem. Just took me 5 mins of up/down with the jack and forward/backing of the truck to get it to release. Didn't have this trouble with my other TT.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:07 PM   #7
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Well I think on my 3rd trip I realized there is a technique you need to use ( I felt pretty dumb after figuring it out). When taking it off the ball you need to push down the front of the lever then slide it back and then lift the back up. .
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:09 AM   #8
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I have the same problem. We just bought our Cruiser last October and when we brought it home it took us forever to get it off the hitch. I forgot about it during the winter and yesterday when I moved the trail from one side of our driveway to the other I liked to never got that thing off my hitch. I've had boats and 2 other rv's without this trouble. There's got to be a trick to getting it off easier.
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Mine comes right off. If you are used to ones that flip up back to front like most boats etc, these don't work that way. You have to raise the back of the lever up and then it will slide back about an inch. If it doesn't slide back and stay then it is not disengaged and it won't come off.
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Mine comes right off. If you are used to ones that flip up back to front like most boats etc, these don't work that way. You have to raise the back of the lever up and then it will slide back about an inch. If it doesn't slide back and stay then it is not disengaged and it won't come off.
X2--then just raise the tongue until it pops off the ball.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:52 PM   #11
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Tim said it a little better than I did but play with it before you put it on the truck and you will see how the hitch works. Once you know how to do it you will laugh at yourself because it is so easy. I got so frustrated on my second trip I left the dang thing hooked up, luckily the site was level and big and my wife had her car there for us to use. I figured it out while playing with it before I hooked up for our 4th trip out.
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