We’ve towed this trailer, hitched and unhitched I don’t know how many times and yet! it took us 1.5 hours last Thursday AND ~ about an hour on Sunday to hitch and unhitch. Level and with abundant lithium grease. Now I’m hoping I’ve figured out a secret. After re-watching the Brad Taylor video on Thursday about 3 times (for a total of maybe 20 over 2 years) I finally noticed a minor detail in his demonstration. When Brad lifts the coupler, he uses both hands-one to pull/slide the handle up and back and the other to lift the front of the coupler at the same time he’s working the handle. So I go outside, lie down on the asphalt directly under the coupler so I can view the lock (after making sure the trailer is chocked), lifted the handle with one hand and pushed the front of the coupler up with the other hand et voila, easy peasy, the coupler moves up smoothly and stays up. And I got to visualize the lock mechanism function.
When DH came home with the truck, we tried it...and it worked first time, smooth as silk and uncoupled as easily.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand having the trailer and TV level and countless other things which I still don’t understand may continue to make hitching a challenge, but I feel like I’ve discovered the Grand Unified Theory here.
Someone assure me we’re not the only ones to have missed this 2 hands detail please. Lie if necessary, just to make me feel better. Oh all right, it was just us. That’s ok. Still learning, this old dog.
John, Judi, Guinness & OD in PDX[email protected]
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