georgelewisray Posted June 26, 2021 Share Posted June 26, 2021 UPDATE: Senior Moment, I thought the spring rise was the unweighting of the coupling. Just turned 70 and seems this was senior moment….. We are towing with Toyota Tacoma and there is significant settling of rear suspension due to tongue weight. I was confusing the lifting of the hitch ball with unweighting of the hitch ball. Totally different RIGHT. …… I went out for a final look over and last try. It came to me in a flash. I let hitch continue to rise and VOILA !!!! The helpful generosity of all responders will not be forgotten and I will pay it forward as I am able. Thanks again ******************* ORIGINAL POST: Both hitching and unhitching have been difficult. The hitching process needs the ball located slightly away from the swing gate opening else the gate will not shut and just that inconvenience makes me question why the bulldog coupler is desirable when the old standard couplers are more forgiving when hooking up . UNHITCHING has been the worst. Most often the trailer jack lifts the truck . My current thought is to carry a pry bar that will shift the ball off the shelf and towards the open gate just as the down force of coupler switches to upward lift. ............. looked all over the web and cannot find any complaints so it is either this particular coupler or it is me. Seems like it’s probably me that is missing something ???? Don’t have a suitable pry with us now so the trailer will stay behind the truck till we get home. It has been challenging to unhook every time since pickup at factory and fortunately this is the last stop of this trip and we can manage w/o disconnecting. Tempted to switch to same old coupler I have used for last 50 years, never a problem? 1 1 'There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us,it doesn't behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us' > 2021 OTT EII , TAB Teardrop has good home after 10,000 miles of pleasant learning < Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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