Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-01-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
Rivet Master
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,773
Images: 59
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to GT1963
Coupler issue.

Not sure if this is the right place to post this - did a search and could not find anything on tongue couplers.

When I first got the trailer there was no issue with lining up the ball with the tongue coupler - and there was always a good inch in any direction and it would slip on and seat fine.

But this past year - she has been a real B*&^%tch. I now have to have the ball sit sticking forward exactly 1/2 in of the tongue coupler for it to slip on. If I don't then when I pull the locking lever it does not lock all though the coupler is all the way down onto the ball.

Does this mean that I need new innards for the coupler? is there such a thing or am I looking at having to have a new tongue coupler assembly welded on?

Thanks for any advice

Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
GT1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
Rivet Master

2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,377
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 55
Hi, you might need a repair kit or maybe you should just take it apart and clean all of the parts; Could be just gunked up.


2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 12:13 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
1985 31' Excella
Fresno , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 307
Images: 1
Have you tried to oil it then open and close it several times.
Wsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 05:15 AM   #4

2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , Milky Way
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,372
Images: 1
Had to install new guts in our first AS, just got too hard to lock down.


Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but Im the Husband, so we went to Cleveland. 😂

Its a crooked piece of time that we live in.
John Prine
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Back-up Lights - TV - issue Pinchy Lights - Interior & Exterior 3 05-10-2011 06:24 AM
New coupler Althea68 Hitches, Couplers & Balls 5 02-01-2011 12:27 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.