Rebuild kit for my Atwood coupler?

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  1. Rich Knack

    Rich Knack Member

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    The coupler on my 1978 Rockwood still latches onto the hitch ball okay, but the safety catch is worn out and no longer will prevent the lever from flipping up. I have to tie it down with a small bungee cord. Is there a rebuild kit available? Rather not have to pay someone to cut the old one off and weld on a new one...
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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2018
  2. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member

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    That hole in the side of the release lever is for a hitch lock or safety pin. A lock or proper sized safety pin will provide more security while towing. Tractor Supply has the best selection around here.
     
  3. Rich Knack

    Rich Knack Member

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    The pin through the hole is SUPPOSED to prevent the safety catch from moving, that keeps the lever down. That is the little piece sticking up out of the top of the lever in the pictures - you pull it back in order to unlatch the lever so you can lift it up, normally. That safety catch is worn out. You can put a pin in that hole - I HAVE one - but you can still pull the lever up. That is why I said I need to rebuild it.
     
  4. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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  5. Rich Knack

    Rich Knack Member

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    That one is meant for a Husky coupler. Will it fit my Atwood?
     
  6. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Thy have a bunch. Take your a part and find on that looks the same.
     
  7. Rich Knack

    Rich Knack Member

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    No rebuild kits are available for my old coupler any more, since Atwood got bought out. Ended up buying a new one from Tractor Supply Corp and having it welded on (same time as the new stabilizers).
     
  8. Shaman1

    Shaman1 Well-Known Member

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    Glad you got it fixed. Happy camping.
     

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