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    Re: What size ball on hitch on 24BHS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Windy256 View Post
    Thanks

    I have been trying that. If it is correct to have a 2 5/16 ball and I hurt the coupler how would I fix something like that?

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    I would add one more thing about unhitching. Sometimes if the tow vehicle has pressure pulling forward on the coupler one has to raise the trailer higher to create enough force to cause the ball to come out of the curved part of the coupler.

    BTW you can be assured that the coupler of a modern trailer that size is made for a 2 5/8" ball.

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    Re: What size ball on hitch on 24BHS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado23 View Post
    Sometimes if the vehicle or trailer rolls while trying to hitch the couple can jamb and be a real pain to decouple.

    Make sure wheels on trailer are blocked. Set parking brake on tow vehicle as needed to keep vehicle from moving.

    If jammed look to see which direction the hitch is jammed.
    If ball is pushed hard against front of coupler back up slightly.
    If ball is jammed towards back of coupler pull forward slightly.
    It may take a second person to help or carefully have jack raised just enough for ball to release if coupler is open.

    THIS ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    If joint between the ball and the coupler is "stretched" or "squished" too much it will be hard to disengage. Move your tow vehicle a few inches forward or backward until the release lever moves freely. Be sure your trailer is chocked and your stabilizer jacks are up.

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    Hi,

    What do you guys think? Also on a side note my city water hook up has a pretty steady leak on the outside when the hose is hooked up. Anybody have any ideas on that or how i can buy a replacement for the hose hookup?

    Thanks so much!
    I would definitely try a new washer before anything, as they cost only pennies, and if it works, it's a super easy fix.
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    Re: What size ball on hitch on 24BHS?

    Quote Originally Posted by SNOKING View Post
    I would add one more thing about unhitching. Sometimes if the tow vehicle has pressure pulling forward on the coupler one has to raise the trailer higher to create enough force to cause the ball to come out of the curved part of the coupler.

    BTW you can be assured that the coupler of a modern trailer that size is made for a 2 5/8" ball.

    Chris
    Yeah, I forgot that our previous TT was a 2 5/16" ball hitch. 11 years and gallons of booze tend to dim some memories.. Only time I recall having a problem unhitching was when there was a depression where I had to drop the tongue jack and didn't have enough pieces of board. Creative mound building saved the day.
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    Re: What size ball on hitch on 24BHS?

    Thanks guys

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    Re: What size ball on hitch on 24BHS?

    We have a 2018 NT 24BHS. The hitch ball is definitely a 2-5/16" We keep a little lubrication (grease) on the ball to assist in unhooking, and when turning while towing. A 2" ball is too small.
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    Re: What size ball on hitch on 24BHS?

    Quote Originally Posted by farupp View Post
    We have a 2018 NT 24BHS. The hitch ball is definitely a 2-5/16" We keep a little lubrication (grease) on the ball to assist in unhooking, and when turning while towing. A 2" ball is too small.
    X2 on grease. Keeps ball and coupler from wearing out. Reduces any noise too.
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