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trav102

Unhooking from wheelhouse

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I know someone posted this before but can't find it.

I was wondering how to disconnect from your wheelhouse without cranking it up, and then rehooking to it? I tried pulling the pin on the receiver like I remember someone saying, but when I tried to drive away just spun my tires.

Any advice would be great!!

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arent you disconected from it before you crank down??

No, usually just keep it connected to the truck. Just wondering if there was an easy way to unhook, if something unexpected comes up and have to run to town. I suppose I could unhook beforehand but that seems like a pain, especially if I dont end up going anywhere.

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If the tongue jack is attached to the moveable part of the tongue, you can just unhook your coupler and crank up the tongue jack.

Yup

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Huh, I just put a block under the jack, jack it up till the coupler is clear drive truck away and crank down, takes a minuet. but then i hace truck free come and go.

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Huh, I just put a block under the jack, jack it up till the coupler is clear drive truck away and crank down, takes a minuet. but then i hace truck free come and go.

Then you have to hitch up again when you leave, which is a pain if you're by yourself. Thats the nice thing about the crankdown hitch, when I leave in the evening, it takes less than 10 minutes to crank up and go. But if you know you're going to go into town to the bar or bait, then by all means what you suggested is the way to go, unhitch before you crank it down.

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I guesse its no more pain than hooking up to any other trailer when I need to, I store stuf in the bed of my truck and having hurdle the hitch is more of a pain, pluse i put the genny in the bedd of the truck and have a roll top so I leave it rolled up a time or two and like to turn the truck around so the bed is facing away from the house. to each their own

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If I drop the house down I can still get it unhooked when it's down on the lake. It's usually a two person job. One guy to put the truck in neutral, the other guy jumping on the back bumper/hitch of the truck to get the truck to squat a little and pop the coupler loose. I have a Yetti and this works for me.

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If I drop the house down I can still get it unhooked when it's down on the lake. It's usually a two person job. One guy to put the truck in neutral, the other guy jumping on the back bumper/hitch of the truck to get the truck to squat a little and pop the coupler loose. I have a Yetti and this works for me.

I might have to try it that way! Since the tongue jack I have is too tall to put down on the ice to crank up. Guess I should have went with the cheaper smaller jack. Figured there had to be a way but ended up just cranking up last time to avoid wasting time lol

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