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Old 05-17-2015, 09:34 PM   #31
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There is a statement on the Anderson Site that says it is not compatible with some attwood hitches
NOTE: Currently the*Atwood 88007, 88010, 88555 and 88600 couplers are not compatible with*the Andersen WD Hitch*(all other Atwood couplers are fine).
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:37 PM   #32
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There is a statement on the Anderson Site that says it is not compatible with some attwood hitches
Now totally hijacking, but the coupler in question there is almost exclusive to Airstream so shouldn't be much to worry about on the FR forums.



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Old 05-17-2015, 09:47 PM   #33
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There is a statement on the Anderson Site that says it is not compatible with some attwood hitches
NOTE: Currently the*Atwood 88007, 88010, 88555 and 88600 couplers are not compatible with*the Andersen WD Hitch*(all other Atwood couplers are fine).
This is from the website:Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch

NOTE: Currently the Atwood 88007, 88010, 88555 and 88600 couplers are not compatible with the Andersen WD Hitch (all other Atwood couplers are fine).
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:06 PM   #34
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Kind of a double post. Asked and answered.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:06 PM   #35
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Be very careful friend. The last one in my group to break locking mechanism like that did so by putting the full weight of the trailer down on the ball without pulling it back out of the way, broke it off and like in your case didn't notice that it was broken. But, you were lucky. What he got for his trouble with a trailer coming in through the rear of his truck then bouncing back and dragging down the freeway on the safety chains and ramming his truck again before he got stopped.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:35 PM   #36
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This particular coupler confuses some people. The lever needs to come up and then slide back. On other couplers the lever simply needs lifting.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:47 AM   #37
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I concur but if you set the hitch on the ball with it down it can get jammed up and BREAK OR JAM UP AND THEN BREAK. Someone was lucky and I hope he did not pull it without getting it fixed.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:12 PM   #38
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The down force from the WDH held everything together as expected, short of the WDH also failing spectacularly there wasn't much chance it was going anywhere. Calling dealership tomorrow to get it in to be fixed before the next outing. Again, thanks for the advise.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:46 PM   #39
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The towing GOD was good to you.
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As for the CoachNet issue, Coachnet provides services like this by putting you in contact with local repair options, they don't have a team of mechanics themselves traveling the country to fix everything. So it seems reasonable to me, depending on where you are and the time of year (holiday weekends, etc) that they could be unable to help find a service dealer able to help any faster than that. Coach net will DISPATCH a mobile mechanic, meaning they will find one for you and send them out. They don't have control over the availability of that mobile mechanic based on where you are when the problem occurs.

If you have basic or premier plans, it states that there is unlimited towing, but I'm not clear on if that is for a broken down tow vehicle, or the towable RV itself. I would have asked about this option to have the RV towed to a facility. It may still then have been days before the facility could make the repair. They only tow to the NEAREST qualified repair facility, not necessarily the one closest to home.

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