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Old 03-05-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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Coupler Latch

If anyone has a coupler like this (Lippert frame), could you post a close up picture with the latch/lever in the down position as if you're hooked up? When I lower mine I'm not sure it goes down as far as it once did. ThanksClick image for larger version

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Old 03-05-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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Here you go. The notches on the locking lever should lock into the frame
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If anyone has a coupler like this (Lippert frame), could you post a close up picture with the latch/lever in the down position as if you're hooked up? When I lower mine I'm not sure it goes down as far as it once did. ThanksAttachment 87808

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Got it. Thanks
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If you look closely at my photo, you can see a rust line where I thought it used to sit when latched. If I'm correct, mine used to sit lower in the front than yours. However, mine now looks like yours when latched. That's why I submitted the post.
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Pretty weird, but yeah, latched is latched.
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If you look closely at my photo, you can see a rust line where I thought it used to sit when latched. If I'm correct, mine used to sit lower in the front than yours. However, mine now looks like yours when latched. That's why I submitted the post.
To be sure it is latched, raise the tongue jack with your tow vehicle attached. The jack should be able to raise the rear of the TW a few inches.

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I have that the same latch on a keystone. It was pretty stiff when we got the trailer. I could get it to fully latch about 30 pct of the time. It just would not go down. I bet I shot half a can of liq wrench over a period of 2wks and it latches nearly every time now.
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Thanks. I don't have any problem latching or us latching. After latching, I can raise the tongue and it stays attached to the ball. My memory from last season and the rust line indicated that it wasn't down as far.
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Don't forget to grease the ball and oil the pivot parts of the latch. Pay no attention to any advice about leaving the ball dry.
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I never have liked that type of coupler so I cut mine off and put a Bulldog on. I really like it, it's easy to see when it's latched and to me it's an upgrade.
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I never had any problem getting the coupler to latch or putting the lock on.

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If anyone has a coupler like this (Lippert frame), could you post a close up picture with the latch/lever in the down position as if you're hooked up? When I lower mine I'm not sure it goes down as far as it once did. ThanksAttachment 87808
This looks like the open position, and it also looks like the rear tab may be bent up a bit. That's easy to do, but not a safety concern. That would certainly cause it to appear to not be closed all the way when in the locked position.
As was stated before, if it's locked onto the hitch ball and you can't lift it off, it should be ok.
But if you think you might have bent it at some point, just have the whole thing replaced.
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It was in the open position when I took the picture. Thanks
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