Happens to me from time to time. Turning the wheel in the direction of the stiff pin helps. Most of the time, I just put on my gloves and twist the pin out. I then retract the arm.
BTW: I never retract the tow arm before removing the pin. It is too easy to bend the retraction lever by mistake when the arm is under load.
Happy Ford F-53 Class A Owner (2008 Gulf Stream)
2010 Ford Fusion Toad (with 6 speed manual transmission - the only way to tow)
Brake Buddy Vantage, Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar,
TST RV 507 TPMS, Power Master Voltage Controller
Just to updaate. The last 4 times I have disconnected, I have not had much trouble in part due to your suggestions. I appreciate all the help. Being level does help quite a bit. On our road it was not so level, but turning the wheel helped in that case.
Jack & Kay
2007 Tiffin Allegro 28DA
Ford Chassis V-10
Blue Ox Tow Bar to a 94 Honda Accord
I have a Blue OX tow bar with a Stowmaster bracket on the toad. I make sure we are level and straight, emergency brake on, unlock the bars to relieve pressure, unlock the pins and give the pins a slight kick. Yea, I know it sounds weird but it works. The kick is just enough pressure to "unstick" the pins. They slide out easy after that. It works for me.
gotsmart don,t have much of a car,needs to be called "smartsgone"
yeah, I know. The site that is hosting many of my pics (smartcarofamerica.com) is having problems with storing images in the members' profiles. About half of my uploaded pics are lost, but I have all my pics on my PC. I'll re-upload them when the site is repaired or start using Flickr more - most likely I'll start using Flickr.
2005 Cruise America 28R (Four Winds 28R) on a 2004 Ford E450 SD 6.8L V10 4R100
2009 smart fortwo Passion with Roadmaster "Falcon 2" towbar & tail light kit - pictures