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Old 01-09-2006, 07:30 AM   #1
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WOW!

On our way to Florida we hit a hard bump approaching a bridge. The bump was so hard the trailer tungue came off the thowing ball. Furtunately, we were in the right-hand lane and able to gradually slow down with the chains holding the trailer behind.

I am positive the tongue was set on the balland locked in place when we left the CG

Hasanyone else had this problem with a 2" ball and tow bar on the Brookwood pop-up camper?

I hate to think this could happen again. We were ucky this time
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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WOW!

On our way to Florida we hit a hard bump approaching a bridge. The bump was so hard the trailer tungue came off the thowing ball. Furtunately, we were in the right-hand lane and able to gradually slow down with the chains holding the trailer behind.

I am positive the tongue was set on the balland locked in place when we left the CG

Hasanyone else had this problem with a 2" ball and tow bar on the Brookwood pop-up camper?

I hate to think this could happen again. We were ucky this time
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:17 AM   #3
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This is why you should alway place a pin or padlock in the hole on the coupler latch. As long as your coupler is adjusted right, with a pin/lock it can't come off.
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:21 PM   #4
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You are right! Since I had a padlock on, the coupler latch must not have been adjusted right. I have now tightened the clamp adjustment.
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:32 AM   #5
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Just being difficult and bumpin' this back up.

Remember to check the coupler adjustment.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:42 AM   #6
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I pulled a U-Haul 1200 miles this weekend. Had a fear that it was going to come off because of this thread. There was no place to put a coupler lock. I used a landscape timber as a lever before I pulled out to see if I could lift it off. Thankfully, we made it.
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:54 AM   #7
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After watching the "Road Ranger" place my trailer tongue back on the 2" ball, I now crank the tongue jack up & down, after connecting and locking, to see if it lifts & lowers the back end of the towing vehicle. Actually, I do it twice to make absolutely sure there is a good connection.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:07 AM   #8
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This is a longshot... double check the trailer and make sure the tongue is not a 2 5/16" hitch. I dont think popups would use that size but maybe if it is a big popup. Hitch couplers vary in design, some have an adjustment nut underneath that needs to be tightened to where the ball is snug in the coupler. If the design allows put a snap or a lock on the lever after it is attached, to keep the lever from opening.
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