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Old 28 May 2008, 00:46   #1
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Is Anyone Using a Quickbite Coupler?

I need to make a couple of modifications on my trailer (including a new coupler). I was at a trailer shop today and was looking at this coupler system which looked to be extremely well engineered and constructed. Does anyone here have experience with this system?

http://www.quickbitecouplers.com/ind...18352&pageid=1
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Like that idea.

If anyone has any experiance I'd also like to hear about it.

Presuming of course the hitch is available in European size.

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More to the point it would have to be CE approved - bloody EU crap.

This system is very similar to what they use on some train couplings. I would still feel safer with a Land Rover NATO style towing jaw!!!
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A military pintle hook and ring system is definitely stronger and more secure than a ball/coupler system, but it also has a fair bit of fore-aft slop which can quickly chew up U-joints.
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Update...

I had this coupler system installed a few days ago and am so far very impressed with it. It makes a solo hook up and disengagement much more quick and easy. It also cradles a much greater surface area of the ball, reducing the amount of slop when towing. It is a very well built unit.
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No brakes, though, right?

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No. They don't offer any couplers with surge type actuators for hydraulic braking. They may have something along these lines in the works but for now you're pretty much limited to using an electric brake system with these couplers.
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Too bad. The hitch itself looks like a pretty well-built unit. Neat idea, and would make solo hitching a lot easier.

Unfortunately, I need (well, not absolutely, but I'd feel a lot better with) the surge brake actuator.

Wait and see, I guess.

Luck with the thing;

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