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    Trailer coupler ball clamp

    Hi All,
    I recently had to replace the surge coupler on my Escort boat trailer for the old 99 capri. Master cylinder rusted out and siezed, i was able to find an entire new coupler versus just changing the parts cheaper.
    That said, the ball lock clamp underneath the coupler (tab that holds the ball) is much tighter than my previous. On my old trailer the ball clamp would come down completely below the ball, the new coupler only comes down 3/4 of the way.
    The ball fully seats in the coupler, I just want to make sure the lock clamp is doing its job. Beginning to wonder if my old one was too lost or worn out.

    Any insight is appreciated.

    #2
    They are adjustable with the nut underneath. When I got my newsurge brake cyl I tossed the end that came on it. Flip up . I much prefer the spin down style it came with. When your spin-it up it can hang wide open which is nice on and off if you’re hooking up on any sort of incline. Tightening is easy as when it bottoms out you’re done. That’s why I’m no fan of those flip style levers

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      #3
      Some of those new ones look like they hardly catch the underside of the ball but they do the job just fine. Lock it down and crank the trailer up with the tongue jack to test. It’ll lift the tow rig up quite a bit if it’s doing the job.
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
      (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      Misc. projects thread
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        #4
        Much appreciated. I will try the tongue jack test

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