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Old 05-17-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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A few days ago, after returning home from our Nor West Egg Meet, I was pushing our Trillium back onto its cement pad and discovered that somwhere, somehow the trailers coupler had disconnected from the truck's hitch and the trailer ball was wedged behind the coupler mount. It has damaged (slightly) the mount and I think it should be replaced.

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I've contacted a few r/v parts suppliers about buying a replacement mount. NO PROBLEM ....except the people that make these mounts quit making them for a 1 & 7/8" ball long time ago. I guess I need to bite the bullet and cut the tweeked mount off (its welded on) and weld on a 2" mount in its place??? This would result in me having to but 4 new 2" balls to replace all my 1 & 7/8" balls. This is the second time this mount has 'let the ball drop' so I'm thinking its telling me its past its prime (like its owner, LOL). The new mount, do I weld it on or bolt it on and is there a preference???
Your thoughts and or feedback would be appreciated....
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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Hi: Doug... There is nothing wrong with welding if it's done properly!!! My brother in law is a welder. Bolts can sheer off as well!!! What I find amazing is that you didn't notice it before pushing into park!!!
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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Doug,

I am switching over to an A-frame Bulldog 2" coupler when the Scamp goes in for the axle change. Like what I've heard about the Bulldog over the year, and the trailer shop really recommended them as well. I think the coupler is about $59 and the Jack and base are about $52 + cutoff and welding which are minimal.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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I just had a new Bulldog hitch put on my Bigfoot. It gives some adjustment too.


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