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    Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 10:18pm
Just thought I would share an item that I think is quite important but can easily be overlooked: Tow Hitch Ball and Tongue Adjustment.  
We have a 2013 R177 HRE and bought it about 18 mths ago.  Today I thought it was time to check the trailer hitch attachment for correct fitting to avoid inadvertent trailer hitch detachment from the tow vehicle ball hitch.  I was surprised to find that I had to adjust the tensioning nut approx. four full turns. This is way too sloppy for safe trailering.  I don't think this had been adjusted by the previous owner and it was remiss of me to not check it out right after we purchased the trailer.

I don't think I am the only one to have found this so fellow Podders, please be aware.
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You're right. My hitch came off the ball. Got it tight now!
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That is regular ready to tow check item.  Everything should be tight and serviceable.  I actually lost a ball nut once.  Now I spot weld ball but to hitch.
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