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Old 08-26-2016, 11:18 AM   #21
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Got my camper home safely last night after delivery but cannot get it unhitched from the TV. The coupler on the trailer hitch refuses to release from the ball. When I raise the coupler latch locking lever, looking underneath I don't see it release the ball like I would expect. Any thoughts while I wait on ETI to open?
Thanks for posting this "rookie" issue. We have had issues like this also. Be careful when you are camping at an uneven site and unhook. Getting reconnected when the trailer and tug are uneven can be an issue.

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Old 08-26-2016, 11:21 AM   #22
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The front strap of metal that's hinged on the sides of the receiver.

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Okay, then what is the lever? I'm missing something here as the OP mentions a lever and a boot. Maybe I didn't get enough sleep last night.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:50 AM   #23
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Yoke style coupler

The lever is on top where the hitch pin goes and the front strap is shown in the down position. Evidently Greg didn't pull the lever back to lift the strap which releases the pawl.
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Okay, then what is the lever? I'm missing something here as the OP mentions a lever and a boot. Maybe I didn't get enough sleep last night.
He means the yoke - as Ross mentioned. He lifted the latch, but didn't pull back to lift the yoke.

EDIT: Oops, beat me Ross.
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Making me miss my Bulldog coupler I added on my Scamp. One of the nicest couplers I ever encountered. May be a future mod....
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:38 PM   #26
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Either of these two tools have always worked for me. Never leave home without them.
BFH. Everytime. Everything.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:48 PM   #27
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BFH. Everytime. Everything.
Hi: Zardoz... I've jumped up and down, and been given the "Boot" a lot...but I'm stilled "Hitched". Alf
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I find that spaying the pins by the yoke with silicone is important with hooking up and unhooking. And always wear a glove before hitting the latch to avoid bruising the palm.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:54 PM   #29
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You also might try standing on the bumper or stinger and putting your weight on it (jumping type motion). I need to do this on occasion.
With our Casita I occasionally had to do this.

I call it "giving it some English"

Not sure why I think that.

Not sure what your tug is, but for anyone -

Be careful about standing on a car or SUV bumper, though. They are often not designed for weight that direction.

I would stand on trailer frame near front.
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With our Casita I occasionally had to do this.

I call it "giving it some English"

Not sure why I think that.

Not sure what your tug is, but for anyone -

Be careful about standing on a car or SUV bumper, though. They are often not designed for weight that direction.

I would stand on trailer frame near front.
Hi: Losangeles "Giving it some English" probably means "Attitude" adjustment. Alf
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