THE COU­PLING HEAD

Go! Drive and Camp Camp Guide - - Do It Yourself -

If the tongue on the cou­pling head is loose, you may lose your trailer on the first bump in the road. En­sure that it’s in a good con­di­tion.

Check if the sock still con­nects.

Check the cou­pling head that se­cures the car­a­van to the tow bar.

Firstly,dome stil­lis thein one tongue piece? in­sid­eIf not,of the you’ll have to re­place the en­tire head. The tongue is im­por­tant, since it se­cures the dome to the ball of the tow bar. (It would be em­bar­rass­ing to ar­rive in Mar­gate only to re­alise your car­a­van’s still in Benoni. – Ed.)

The cou­pling has a draw bar and a shock ab­sorber (also called a damper). If you de­press the draw bar com­pletely, the damper should push it back to its orig­i­nal po­si­tion. If not, you should re­place the shock.

Lu­bri­cate the draw bar (there’s usu­ally two lu­bri­cat­ing points).

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