Re: is there an easier way to hitch the trailer?
I'm with Brad & Shay as to posting pics & words -- we have the same coupler on our 17A, and I don't know if it would be worse to be a long way from home & unable to couple, or in the same place & unable to uncouple. Also, Murphy's umpteenth law:anything that can go wrong will.
Hope your fix is easy, and you can start enjoying again!
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow . . .
'09 17A with accessibility modifications