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post #1 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Calling all B&W Flip Hitch Gooseneck owners

Do any of you guys have issues getting your ball pulled out to tow with after it has been riding upside down in the hitch for a while? I went to pull mine out this morning to tow the shop trailer to get inspected and I have not used it in about a month or so and I had a hell of a time getting it out. Is there anything you guys do to keep it from sticking in there? Thanks

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I did have that issue, until my neighbor suggested greasing the four sides. Now it slides in and out smooth

I don't leave it in there either. I have a small bag in the truck for it and my tow strap


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I made a whole thread on getting them out a while back Once I got the ball out I used a scotch brite on a 90 degree grinder and cleaned up the ball as well as the inside of the receiver. I painted everything and it slides right in and out now. I do keep the ball in my truck box when not in use though.
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I did think about just keeping the ball in the tool box when not in use, only thing I dont like about that is the hold it leaves in the bed when my dog is riding she could step in it....

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a quick hammer or 5lb sledge from underneath works for me.
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Thanks for bringing this up Casey. I'm not sure who made the one in my truck, but the last time I went to pull it up, I had to pull the handle and bang on mine from undeneath. It was in the truck when I bought it, but I've never used the GN. But, maybe it's just me, I like to be able to get it out if I needed to. It seems that with my 5th wheel hitch, the GN Ball and the receiver hitch under the bumper, I could pull just about anything I wanted to.

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a quick hammer or 5lb sledge from underneath works for me.
Yeah, that is what i ended up having to do.

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I'm just saying, but it sounds like you guys aren't using your balls enough. lol

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I'm just saying, but it sounds like you guys aren't using your balls enough. lol


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