Lower trailer tongue until ball is seated or rests in
ball socket. Ensure the ball latch is in the correct
position to retain the hitch ball.
Close coupler latch by pushing latch down until
latch engages properly.
The coupler latch should close and secure freely with
ﬁnger pressure when ball is properly seated in the ball
socket. If the coupler latch does not close freely
or does not engage properly, do not tow trailer.
DO NOT force the coupler latch into closed position,
otherwise damage could result. Inspect actuator for
bent parts or cause of improper operation.
damage to the coupler.
Make sure the actuator is secure. If unsure, extend
the trailer tongue jack to the ground and lift (with the
jack) the car and trailer combination approximately
2” to 4”. If the ball does not disengage and remains
secured, the actuator is latched properly.
Figure S13: Rear Tie Down Strap - Tightening
S - 3
To prevent back injury, DO NOT PHYSICALLY
LIFT the trailer tongue when loaded.
A. Hitching Trailer
Before towing, the trailer must be properly hitched to
the tow vehicle.
The safety pin, provided with the trailer, or a pad-
lock must be inserted completely in the coupler
latch hole. This ensures the coupler’s locking latch
remains in the locked position during towing of the
trailer. Use of a padlock will help to deter theft.
To ensure proper engagement of the actua-
tor’s coupler to the tow ball, DO NOT use a
multi-piece ball, an incorrectly sized ball, or
a worn/damaged ball. Please refer to the
trailer’s certiﬁcation plate, cou pler or actua tor
on the trailer for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) or visit our website at www.fourwinns.
com. Trailers with a GVWR of 7000 pounds or
below require a 2” tow ball and trailers above
a GVWR of 7000 pounds require a 2 5/16” tow
Connect actuator break-away cable S-hook se-
curely to one of the tow vehicle hitch’s safety chain
connection points. Do not connect S-hook to the
safety cables or chains. The cable should hang
clear of trailer tongue and be long enough to permit
short radius turns without pulling the break-away
cable. DO NOT loop the break-away cable around
a bracket and loop it back onto itself.
If the break-away system is accidently applied while
unhitching, insert a ﬂat-bladed screwdriver into the
slot of the break-away catch hole under the actua-
tor and pry down to release. See Figure S14.
Position actuator ball socket above ball hitch.
Open the coupler latch fully to allow the ball latch
to rotate open. Note: You will have to remove the
safety pin from the coupler latch hole to fully extend
the coupler latch. The coupler latch will remain up
to indicate that it is not yet attached to the ball. See
Trailer Information - Section S
Owner’s Manual Page 124
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