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Old 06-01-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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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

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Old 06-01-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 06-02-2011, 12:13 AM   #3
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Have you tried to oil it then open and close it several times.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:15 AM   #4

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Had to install new guts in our first AS, just got too hard to lock down.
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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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