How to Hitch and Unhitch your e2®

The e2® hitch makes hitching and unhitching quick and easy. With this step-by-step process of how to hitch and unhitch, we show you a few tricks to make it even faster.

How to Hitch

  1. With the e2 hitch head installed, position the hitch ball directly under the trailer coupler. Make sure to have a spotter behind the truck to safely guide you into position.
  2. Lower the trailer coupler until it is resting on the hitch ball. It should be a smooth process. If the trailer coupler won’t sit properly, adjust the position of your tow vehicle.
  3. Lock the coupler by inserting the safety pin into the coupler latch.
  4. Insert the bottom knuckle of the spring arm into the hitch head. Make sure that the decal stickers are facing the outside.
  5. Lift the keeper tab and slide the top knuckle into position. Make sure to lower the keeper tab completely after inserting the knuckle to ensure properly locking.
  6. Raise the trailer jack.
  7. Place the spring arms onto the L-bracket; if needed use the Snap-up lever. If you are having trouble getting the spring arm on the L-bracket, you can lift the trailer jack higher. This will raise the arms higher to make it easier to attach the spring arms.
  8. Insert the safety L-pin and clip.
  9. With both arms secured, lower the jack, until all weight is off the trailer jack.
  10. Attach the safety chains and breakaway systems.
  11. Insert the 7-pin plug. Make sure that the plug is clean and free of debris.
  12. Raise your trailer jack and you are ready to go.
  13. Don't forget to remove your wheel chocks.

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How to Unhitch

  1. Properly chock your trailer and remove the 7-pin plug.
  2. Remove the breakaway cable and safety chains.
  3. Raise your trailer jack.
  4. With the tension off the spring arms, remove the L-pin and clip.
  5. Lift the spring arms off the L-brackets, if needed use the Snap-up lever. If there is still tension on the spring arms, lift your trailer jack up higher, until the tension is gone. You should be able to easily slide the arms off the L-bracket.
  6. Lift the keeper tab and slide the top knuckle out of the hitch head.
  7. Remove the spring arm from the hitch head.
  8. Remove the safety pin and unlock the coupler.
  9. Give clearance by raising the trailer coupler above the hitch ball. There should be obvious space between the hitch ball and trailer coupler.
  10. Pull your tow vehicle away, lock your trailer coupler and you are done.How to Hitch and Unhitch

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