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Old 03-19-2013, 06:34 AM   #57
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QuickBite Install

Howie, thanks for the info. How much higher does the coupler now sit and is there a repair kit for the jaws? I'm almost there in the decision process. I's now down to the Atwood 91911 or the QuickBite. Hugh price difference, but both will accommodate the Andersen.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #58
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one thing nice about this all of these post . if you like it and it works get it just sayin
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Andersen with QuickBite

Just spoke with the makers of the QuickBite (Lippert) and there is no repair kit for the QuickBite. Waiting for confirmation from Andersen that the Atwood 81911 coupler is the one they use in their testing. No repair kit for the 81911 either. But the $$$$ difference is astounding . . . QB $179 plus shipping and tax and $220 for installation. Atwood - $28 plus shipping and tax and $100 for installation. Huge difference for easy hook up.

I'll keep you all posted.
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Yes you can buy a repair kit for a coupling that will not work. There will be no need for a repair kit for th QB
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Unfortunately, the losers at Lippert have purchased the patent and discontinued production of the QuickBite coupler.

I'm suspecting that the purchase contract was based on paying the inventer X dollars per unit sold, and they've figured out a way to screw him in the process.

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Old 08-07-2018, 07:33 PM   #63
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Does anybody know if there's any way to replace the QuickBite coupler pin with something that locks?? It appears that there are no hitch or coupler pins that are long enough to go through the coupler, and that are the same diameter as the original pin.
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https://store.lci1.com/pin-qb-700-sa...b-model-qb-700
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Does anybody know if there's any way to replace the QuickBite coupler pin with something that locks?? It appears that there are no hitch or coupler pins that are long enough to go through the coupler, and that are the same diameter as the original pin.
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I assume you are interested in anti theft protection as there would be no reason to lock the trailer on while towing.

Consider drilling a hole through the front of the bail that secures the jaws in the locked position and putting a pad lock through it. If the bail can't be lowered into the locked position there is no way they can tow the trailer away.
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I’ve been using my QB equipped rig for 10 years now & there is no wear to the jaws that I have found...

I use the QB locking pin when the trailer is stored along with a hitch ball that I’ve cut off ‘flat’ on the bottom - that I insert into the jaws & close, so there is no opening underneath that someone could try to ‘hitch’ with a small ball, etc...

The QB locking pin is of course always used when hitched up to secure the jaws from opening & someone trying to remove the trailer...!

I’ve always used a measuring ‘stick’ to set the height of the trailer neck when hitching up...
1. Set stick next to hitch ball - use thumb to hold stick at top of ball...
2. Move stick next to hitch & raise/lower jack till your thumb matches the height you need to fit into the jaws...

While some have mentioned the possibility of jack damage, I’ve never seen that to be an issue... You don’t ever have to ‘slam’ into the QB to latch the jaws shut...a gentle mating is all that’s needed... I always use a small portable camera that has a magnetic base when hitching by myself with a small screen monitor to insure a good alignment, after setting the proper hitch height with the jack... Easy, peasy ...
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So I followed the link in post #1, and found it no longer viable.

It may have been a great idea (probably not) but now those of you who bought them are left to buy the next great idea.
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Thanks for the tip/s; I just ordered the locking pin from Lippert! I just assumed if they weren't marketing the hitch, that likely they wouldn't have any "accessories." I like having it locked on even while travelling, just in case I make a stop where the rig is not in view!!
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I use breakaway chains to lock my hitch head, turned under, up into the QB coupler. I have an old carbon steel short shaft with holes both ends I lock through the QB coupler’s 1/2” pin hole. No one can drive up and easily hitch to it. An organized thief will take my trailer regardless of any countermeasures I set, if the rig is unattended. So we mostly don’t leave it unattended if we can avoid it. Everything within is replaceable and we have so-so insurance. Sorry this fine coupler no longer available. Installed mine May of 2008, right after seeing first time on Pete and Karen’s AS at WBCCI Easter Rally in St Augustine that same March. 141,000 miles on this QB and no sign of wear. The SS jaws grind on hitch balls a little but we replace our hitch ball every year or two so no worries there.
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