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29/8/2015 at 8:33pm
 Location: Cheshire
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Hello, has anyone removed the coupling head bit at the end of the A frame to replace? In order for the braked trailer tent we want to buy to fit in our garage we need to shorten it by 6cm! So the bit that is bolted on can it be easily and safely removed for storage? I know you can buy replacement coupling heads so I guess it must be possible. Thanks for any tips.


29/8/2015 at 8:56pm
 Location: Sheffield
 Outfit: lunar ultima 525
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Quote: Originally posted by ammdkids on 29/8/2015
Hello, has anyone removed the coupling head bit at the end of the A frame to replace? In order for the braked trailer tent we want to buy to fit in our garage we need to shorten it by 6cm! So the bit that is bolted on can it be easily and safely removed for storage? I know you can buy replacement coupling heads so I guess it must be possible. Thanks for any tips.


Take a look on "you tube" type in something like "fitting an alko tow hitch" it shows you how to take the hitch off.


29/8/2015 at 9:03pm
 Location: North Essex
 Outfit: Caravelair Alba 400
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Undo the 2 horizonal bolts to remove hitch. Rear bolt also retains hitch damper so remove front bolt first and as you withdraw rear bolt remove hitch and insert screwdriver through hole in draw tube ensuring it goes through damper eye. Store trailer with screwdriver in place and when you replace hitch ensure rear bolt goes through damper eye.


29/8/2015 at 10:21pm
 Location: Cheshire
 Outfit: Trigano Odyssee
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Thanks, it's useful to know it is possible. The you tube video helps it make sense.


31/8/2015 at 11:47am
 Location: The Republic of Bethnal Green
 Outfit: 2010 Conway Crusader
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Have a look Here

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31/8/2015 at 11:49am
 Location: The Republic of Bethnal Green
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31/8/2015 at 7:34pm
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Thanks, he makes it look easy!


01/9/2015 at 10:41pm
 Location: West country
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Just a thought, would raising or lowering the front shorten it by enough.


02/9/2015 at 1:23pm
 Location: Cheshire
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Ooh that's a really good idea. I don't know. We are picking it up on Saturday if we are happy with the condition so we will try it. Hadn't thought of that but it does make sense thanks!


07/9/2015 at 8:50pm
 Location: Frodsham
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08/9/2015 at 1:19pm
 Location: Cheshire
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Yes we did. It's ace. It was about 2cm too long to fit and caused much entertainment with those watching us try. In the end we took the door off the back of the garage and turned it so it sits on the other side of the door frame opening the other way and it fits!!! Just!



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