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Old 03-08-2016, 11:33 PM   #1
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coupler decision

Having just bought our 1959 Overlander the coupler is of the old style. While pulling it there is occasionally the unsettling sound of the ball shifting in the coupler. I was wondering if I should consider getting a modern coupler. Would this hurt the vintage value of the trailer in some way? Is this shifting normal or should I be concerned? Thanks in advance for your advice. John

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Old 03-08-2016, 11:41 PM   #2
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I assume you are using the correct size ball. Are you sure your pin and receiver hole don't have a sloppy fit?

If your coupler is faulty, you can likely get the small parts to rebuild it. I did just that on boat trailer last summer with parts from Tractor Supply.

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Old 03-09-2016, 03:22 PM   #3
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Some folks have reported finding cracks inside their couplers. Considering its age, you might want to inspect it too.
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