How do u uncouple an ez trailer we just bought a used one can not get off the trailer ball help
asked by: Marsha G
First, release the mechanism that holds the coupler onto the ball. It may be a lever or a knob that has to be turned. Some require a dual action move where you would push back or forward on the lever while lifting up on it.
If you have done this and it seems to be stuck then it is most likely a binding issue. You can try moving the tow vehicle and trailer forward or backward to release the tension between the ball and coupler. Binding can occur if the trailer and tow vehicle are not on level ground or when the tow vehicle is level and the trailer is not (or the other way around).
Using the trailer jack may also help. If there is too much weight still on the ball, it may not release. Raising the jack may free it.
Make sure the coupler is compatible with the ball size you have. The compatible ball sizes are usually stamped into the metal of the coupler on the top. The same goes for the ball (once you can see it).
When the coupler releases from the ball, make sure there is no dirt and corrosion on the ball and in the coupler ball cavity. You can lubricate the ball using grease, # 58117.