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How to get ball off of hitch?

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I am trying to get the ball off of the reciver. It seems to be stuck. Does anyone know a way i can get it off. I have tried a wrench.

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post #2 of 13

If you are talking about loosening the nut off the ball then you will need 2 large wrenches.  I had to use a 22" on the ball and a 3' pipe wrench on the nut last time I took off a ball.  Heat can help too.

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post #3 of 13

my DH said to heat it and then it gets hot smack it with a hammer. thats what he does.

post #4 of 13

Hubby suggested putting a pipe on the wrench for more leverage to loosen the nut on the ball..
if thats the problem..

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post #5 of 13

I agree with PC - two wrenches does it for us.

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post #6 of 13

Pipe wrench on the ball, large wrench on the nut. Might have to add heat and cheater pipes to wrenches. Might end up flame wrenching it off. Next ball put heavy grease or anti seize on the threads, tighten well!

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post #7 of 13

Load up the trailer full of Faberge eggs, horses, doughnuts, whatever, get 'er on a highway, then go uphill.  If there is nobody behind you, the hitch will keep.  If there is a line of traffic behind you, she's gonna let go.

post #8 of 13

Soak in WD-40... give it an hour, put a pipe wrench on the top and cressent wrench on nut to break loose. WD-40 will desolve rust and lubricate the threads. If that fails, heating torch is the next step. thumbsup Hope it works out!

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Originally Posted by Eggs4Sale 

Load up the trailer full of Faberge eggs, horses, doughnuts, whatever, get 'er on a highway, then go uphill.  If there is nobody behind you, the hitch will keep.  If there is a line of traffic behind you, she's gonna let go.


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post #10 of 13
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I called my grandpa too and he told me to use WD-40 and two wrenches and if that didnt to get the tourch out lol Seems like great minds think alike. Its soaking in WD-40 now.

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