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Old 06-15-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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The coupling on my 1982 Excella simply states Franklin Div. Class 4 64410200. When I look online for Franklin, I can find no information on the company. Does anyone know something about Franklin? Is the mfg or it a subsidiary of a larger company?
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:03 AM   #2
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You mean the part the ball fits in? At the front of the A-Frame?

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Old 06-16-2015, 07:29 AM   #3
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The Franklin Div and the Class 4 is just in front of the hole for the power jack and the number is on the street side of the coupling just be hide the part that holds the ball
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:47 AM   #4
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Franklin was/is a division of Attwood. Repair parts are available.
88050 264565 2” LATCH REPAIR KIT FOR FRANKLIN 64-4103/ATWOOD MARVEL 88000 88061 264576 2 5/16” LATCH REPAIR KIT FOR FRANKLIN 64-4102/ATWOOD MARVEL 88007
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for the information. I was looking at buying an Anderson wd system that is not compatible with several models of the attwood couplings.
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You should have no compatibility issues with the very effective and affordable Andersen WD System. In fact there is not one documented case of a trailer separating from the tow vehicle while on the road and using the Andersen WD system contrary to what one member here keeps parroting.
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I just received a reply from Atwood. They said that this was their Marvel style coupling and that did not want the WD system used because it would cause force to be applied to the ball clamp and cause undue wear on the coupler.
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Did they mean any WD system or only the Anderson?
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MY Bambi II had a Marvel coupler. It was 50 years old. I used an Andersen WD system on it for for three years with no noticeable additional wear. I went as far as buying a coupler rebuilt kit. I left it unused in the trailer when sold.
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Thanks for the information. I was looking at buying an Anderson wd system that is not compatible with several models of the attwood couplings.
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Interesting, thanks for the info.
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Did they mean any WD system or only the Anderson?
The discussion is in regards to the Anderson WD system. Apparently it causes increased wear on this type of coupling
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MY Bambi II had a Marvel coupler. It was 50 years old. I used an Andersen WD system on it for for three years with no noticeable additional wear. I went as far as buying a coupler rebuilt kit. I left it unused in the trailer when sold.
From the discussions I have hear this WD system causes increased wear to components that have some normal wear patterns. From your comments the wear is not that dramatic
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MY Bambi II had a Marvel coupler. It was 50 years old. I used an Andersen WD system on it for for three years with no noticeable additional wear. I went as far as buying a coupler rebuilt kit. I left it unused in the trailer when sold.
Were you happy with the Anderson WD system?
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