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Replacing trailer coupler connected to actuator

Old 05-08-2019, 07:41 AM
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Is it possible to replace the coupler that is connected to a brake actuator, or is it all one unit? It looks like everything (coupler and actuator) is bolted on (no welds). The coupler fits into the actuator, but I don't know how it's connected inside. My reason for wanting to do this: I am new to trailering and I accidentally bent the coupler slightly when backing up. It hasn't impacted my ability to connect things, but it's enough that I want to replace it. I'm hoping it's just a $20 part as opposed to $200.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:22 AM
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What kind of coupler?

Typically the manufacturers sell the rebuild kits, but for the price of the kit, and the time to remove it, take it apart, replace the broken bent parts, reassemble, reinstall and bleed, you might be better off cost and time wise just replacing it.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:35 AM
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I took a picture and it says UFP Model A-60/A-75/XR-84.

Any recommendations for a new one? I'm not sure what to look for.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:37 AM
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Here is a schematic and parts list for yours.

https://www.pacifictrailers.com/blog...-and-schematic
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Parthery View Post
What kind of coupler?

Typically the manufacturers sell the rebuild kits, but for the price of the kit, and the time to remove it, take it apart, replace the broken bent parts, reassemble, reinstall and bleed, you might be better off cost and time wise just replacing it.
I decided to follow your advice and replace the whole assembly. Do you have any recommendations on what to look for? I find the terminology confusing (still don't know what A-60 or A-75 refers to). This is for an 18-foot 2012 Load Rite single axle bunk trailer (model 5S-193100VTB)). As long as I match it to the right kind of brakes, is that all that matters?
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You need to match it to the size of the tongue. I'd suggest getting one that is not UFP.
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What can you tell me about UFP and why you recommend against it?
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:22 PM
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You need to match the tongue size, and the type (disc or drum) brakes.
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:15 PM
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I replaced the innards (Primary Assembly) of a UFP A75 last year. It was cheap and easy. The cost was $159 and it's been working fine ever since. Nothing wrong with UFP.
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