Hitching and Towing Help

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Description: Video and other how-to resources to assist owners with common problems encountered when hitching and towing their trailers.

Created by:
Various
Posted by: Various

Disclaimer:
 Resources provided by members are not necessarily endorsed nor approved by nüCamp. Models differ and configurations are subject to change at any time. Use at your own discretion.
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  • Michigan_MikeMichigan_Mike Posts: 2,279Administrator
    edited January 23

    Tips for Controlling Trailer Sway


    These videos contain some useful/helpful tips for controlling trailer sway.  You must have at least 10-15% of the trailer's total weight on the tongue of the trailer (over the axle and to the front, between the trailer and tow vehicle) to eliminate any trailer sway.  





    An example of trailer sway below....

    Mike Smith 
    Linden, Mi
    2015 [email protected] Max S
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  • Michigan_MikeMichigan_Mike Posts: 2,279Administrator
    edited January 23

    How to back up a trailer


    This is a good video and it really does work!


    Mike Smith 
    Linden, Mi
    2015 [email protected] Max S
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  • VernaVerna Posts: 4,764Administrator
    edited January 23

    Coupling issues/Hitching issues/Couple stuck on the ball/Stuck coupler


    Different descriptions for being unable to unhitch from your [email protected] Here's a how-to YouTube video compliments of @TabberJon and his research:

    The manual jack is easy to turn. An electric jack would not alleviate a stuck coupler.
    Watch this video for reasons why an Atwood coupler will stick (on purpose) and what to do if that happens:
    The coupler might also be stiff due to no lubrication in which case the gentle pry method under the front lip of the coupler works fine.
    Verna, Indianapolis, Indiana; 2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite white/red; towed by a red 2015 Toyota Tacoma V6 TRD 4x4; [email protected] Administrator.  If not now, when?




  • ScottGScottG Posts: 2,211Moderator
    edited October 10

    Hitching and Towing Tutorial

    Description: Keep the Trailer Connected to the Truck--Understanding the "Hitch" System is a comprehensive go-to reference for understanding and properly using hitch systems.
    Created by: Purdue University Extension
    Posted by: N/A
    Disclaimer: Resources provided by members are not necessarily endorsed nor approved by nüCamp. Models differ and configurations are subject to change at any time. Use at your own discretion.
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