Is the trailer relatively level? If the ball is far off the ground,
so that the trailer is angled up to reach the ball, that can be a
problem. Is the ball in a mount that slips into a receiver on the
vehicle? If it is, you can get ball mounts that have a rise or drop
to improve the angle.
At 09:49 PM 10/1/2018, Scott Hall wrote:
>Need a little help, fellas, before I attack this thing with a sledge.
>New H-F trailer. Requires a 1 7/8" ball.
>I get a 1 7/8" ball. Test fit the ball into the hitch receiver
>before installing on hitch.
>Now it's all put together and the F*C(ING THING WON'T GO ON.
>It's behaving as if:
>1) the ball is too big (it isn't, everything is 1 7/8")
>2) the latch is in the closed position (it's up)
>3) there's something inside the ball receiver (there's not--I've
>checked 1,000,000,000 times).
>The receiver is just sitting on top of the ball and won't drop over it.
>Is there a trick I don't know about, or can I beat the ever living
>hell out of this thing (because that's exactly what I'd like to do right now).
>Everything here is new, clean, etc. I've hooked up trailers before.
>I have no idea what the hell's going on here.
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