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#11727392 - 07/17/16 12:35 PM Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help
Lazy Ike Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 192
Loc: garland
Just picked up new to me Bass Cat,gonna re-name Crappie Cat,but question is had some trouble hook'n up to ball and more of pain in the @#%%# gett' n loose from ball in the dark. HAD to PRY the piece that goes against ball.Took 15 20 min. guy told me ne never has trouble. We had some trouble getting it all way on ball at his house.

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#11727428 - 07/17/16 12:58 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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I would double check the size of the ball first. Also some WD40 if the ball is the correct size.

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#11727495 - 07/17/16 01:55 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
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Just get a new ball and problem should be solved
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#11727864 - 07/17/16 07:04 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: bronco71]
Stump jumper Offline
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Originally Posted By: bronco71
I would double check the size of the ball first. Also some WD40 if the ball is the correct size.
I use grease. Grease my coupler know and then. I had just greased it once and my mechanic grabbed the ball after we unhooked it. He gave me the WTF look.

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#11727905 - 07/17/16 07:51 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
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The hitch is adjustable.
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#11727961 - 07/17/16 08:28 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
bronco71 Online   content
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?? never saw a hitch on a trailer adjustable for different ball sizes. Some can be tightened but still need a specific size ball. Ball size should be marked on the hitch.


Edited by bronco71 (07/17/16 08:29 PM)

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#11728009 - 07/17/16 09:06 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
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Loc: Galv. Cnty
Try adjusting the NUT underneath tongue latch....
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#11728013 - 07/17/16 09:08 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: jimmye123]
Lazy Ike Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
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Loc: garland
Thanks Bronco & Jimye kinda strange checked his t ball, 2 in mine is 2in. so. Also noticed a small knob on opposite side from jack stand. IT says on tongue, for backup/ reverse onlyh, haven't clue he says don't either never uses it. W T F . Trailer has tandem axle w/ brakes.

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#11728021 - 07/17/16 09:12 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
bronco71 Online   content
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that is the brake release for the trailer brakes when backing

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#11728023 - 07/17/16 09:13 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: V-Bottom]
Lazy Ike Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
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Loc: garland
Thanks V Bott, may be answer? gonna lube it up, still wonder bout little knob [backup only].

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#11728027 - 07/17/16 09:16 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
bronco71 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Lazy Ike
Thanks V Bott, may be answer? gonna lube it up, still wonder bout little knob [backup only].


see my above post....

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#11728029 - 07/17/16 09:18 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: bronco71]
Lazy Ike Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
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Loc: garland
Bronco have you got same on your trailer? Was bad sound coming from trailer when backing in driveway.Thanks

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#11728037 - 07/17/16 09:24 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
bronco71 Online   content
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mine doesn't have the release.... sound was probably your brake shoes rubbing, or springs popping and tires scrubbing as brakes locked up while backing.
Use the release if backing uphill or against a curb, that will keep the brakes from engaging


Edited by bronco71 (07/17/16 09:44 PM)

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#11728085 - 07/17/16 09:47 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: bronco71]
Lazy Ike Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 192
Loc: garland
Thanks bronc, got some details to do, then hit the water,may give ya shout, see if if we can hook a few.

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#11730602 - 07/19/16 12:45 PM Re: Trailer Tongue/ Latch Help [Re: Lazy Ike]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Loc: Plano TX
I have trouble with mine also. My key is to just get it coming off the hitch and then step on the back bumper of the truck to break it loose.
I do have somewhat of a rise where I park my boat that does not help.
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