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Unread 11-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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replacing A-frame trailer coupler.

It has come time to to replace my trailer coupler on my car hauler. What is the best way to properly align the hitch to the trailer so it still tracks correctly down the highway? It is a weld on style. I googled and everything that came up was for bolt on or straight tongue boat trailer.

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Unread 11-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Unread 11-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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It should basically self align if I'm thinking about it right. No mater if it has a slight twist to it, there's still just the single point of contact with the ball and hitch.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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I took my old coupler off last spring and replaced with a bull dog.

The new bulldog had angles integrated into it's design, but it was not the same angle of the trailer tongue. To keep it "square" I measured the same distance from the trailer bed on each side of the tongue angles. That basically made the new coupler "square" to the trailer bed. C clamped the bulldog to the angles and drilled my holes. Hope that make sense.

Cant tell any difference in pulling characteristics from the factory coupler that I cut off. And I have had it on at least 6 major trips after the change.
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