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Old 05-15-2016, 08:07 AM   #31
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I would have to disagree with Mr Havercamp. This hitch is not unique to a specific model or year. It is a proven design and is just about on every large cargo trailer built.The only thing I can see changed over the years is the shape of the latch lever.
Unfortunately they are not all the same and it being a proven design means little. There are many different manufacturers and grades, levels of quality, etc, of A frame couplers.


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To suggest they are all built by many different manufacturers as 100% carbon copies of each other, and all being the same quality, made to the same tolerances. from the same dies, and materials etc, is wrong. The only thing you can assume is an RV manufacturer or component supplier is going to use the cheapest piece they can purchase or manufacture, and that is clearly what is happening in this case. It must be a phenomenom unique to this forum that the people who have the actual piece being discussed know less about it than people who don't have it.

I have had 4 RV trailers, at least 6 boat trailers, and over the years so many box and flat equipment trailers that I have lost count. On none of those have I had to do what is required to get the coupler on this 2017 Roo disconnected. So I guess its operator error or lack of grease.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:21 AM   #32
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:26 AM   #33
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WOW that last pic is one heck of a lock Is it home made or where did you buy it?
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:40 PM   #34
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I have a 2016 with a build date of early 2016.

My only other experience with a trailer was with my 2014 Rockwood HW277. The mechanism was simply to lift the latch.

My 2016 Roo IKSS latch requires it to be lifted and slide backwards to release the ball.


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Our dealer transferred our WDH from the old RV to the new one and hitched us up following the PDI. I found the new hitch extremely easy to use to unhitch...so easy that it came off the ball without lifting the latch while relieving the distribution bars pressure. Old hitch used a 2" ball and new one required the 2 5/16" ball. Neither the dealer or I had noticed.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:52 PM   #36
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If you have to take a hammer to get the ball in, it makes sense that it would require a hammer to get the ball off...

I wonder, have you taken a micrometer to your hitch ball and compared that measurement to other hitch balls you might find at Wally world or other hitch stores? Maybe a small difference in the size of the ball on your hitch?
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:00 PM   #39
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I would suggest that if anyone is having to hammer on and off a coupler that something is definitely wrong.

The coupler on ours was broken on our first trip (underjaw welded poorly and snapped off during transit), had it cut off and a new one welded on at a local hitch shop.

Went with a 21000lb Demco ez-Latch coupler,

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Cost including labour & hitch was around $300 (canadian), was reimbursed from FR through the dealer.

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Old 05-15-2016, 03:05 PM   #40
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I'm not so sure this issue is exclusive to a certain brand of trailer.

My Clipper has a 2/16 build date. From the day I picked it up I couldn't get the claw lever to set. Had to drive forward a few hundred feet before it would set itself.

Trying to uncouple was a pain in the butt. I also had to carry a hammer to knock the claw lever open. Literally broke a finger lifting/moving/persuading the tongue to release.

Last week I had the dealer look at it. They told me the tech was going to show me how to couple/uncouple the trailer. Okay, I guess I've been doing something wrong for 40 years.

Nope. He can't get it to uncouple either. Long story short he finally took a small pneumatic grinder to the claw, removed a tiny bit of material from it, and now the latch and tongue set/release as they should.

Because this particular claw design has no adjustment.
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