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Old 04 June 2006, 04:07   #1
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Tow Coupling Help

Anyone know where I can get a Tow coupling fixed, Its a Bradley coupling on a rapide trailer, Can they be repaired easily ?

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Old 04 June 2006, 04:54   #2
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Heya Mike,

Got any pictures?
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Is it a braked trailer or un-braked?

Looking at what boat you've got I'll assume it's unbraked. A new coupling will cost about 30 from indispention and should just bolt on with two big bolts (which should be there already). Thats for a heavy duty cast one. If you've got one of the cheaper pressed steel Alko ones you can find a cheap replacement for about 14 from Towsure.

Edit: you can get the new style Bradley coupling on here for 22 plus postage: http://www.trailerpartswarehouse.co....prices_27.html (at the bottom of the page). If yours is an old style this is a direct replcement so the bolt holes will be in the same place as the old one.
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Heya Mike,

Got any pictures?
Thanks Guys It is a braked trailer there is a pic at http://www.247electrics.co.uk/rib.htm the problem is I think I have blown out a seal or something because there is no damper action just a clonk ever time I pull away

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You have the same hitch as me. Are the brakes working? A clonk doesn't nessasserily mean it's faulty; mine makes a little clonk when I brake hard as the bar retracts into the hitch. It is possible to buy most of the working parts that make up a Bradley Hydra-hitch. If your not totally sure take it to Indispention and get them to check it over. If your not sure how to dismantle it or which part needs replacing get hold of an indispention catalogue - they have a cut-away diagram which helps to make a little more sence of it.
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You have the same hitch as me. Are the brakes working? A clonk doesn't nessasserily mean it's faulty; mine makes a little clonk when I brake hard as the bar retracts into the hitch. It is possible to buy most of the working parts that make up a Bradley Hydra-hitch. If your not totally sure take it to Indispention and get them to check it over. If your not sure how to dismantle it or which part needs replacing get hold of an indispention catalogue - they have a cut-away diagram which helps to make a little more sence of it.
Ok thanks Tim ill try and have a look, the brakes work fine its just when I pull away from standstill, I think I may have screwed it when I used the trailer with the brake cables disconnected (I have new brake cables now of course)
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