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Old 05-16-2015, 08:02 AM   #1
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x17z coupler bent

So I tried to move my 2015 Jayco x17z with the tractor and bent the coupler. It wasn't the smartest move I tried, and I know better for the future. But anyways... I took the coupler off and thought I could run it to the dealer I bought it from (it is Jayco's hometown dealer, even). They said they couldn't sell one to me. I called Jayco and they said they couldn't help either, I had to contact my dealer. I called another Jayco dealer in town and they never returned my phone call.
So here I am stuck with a unit I can't tow, needing a $50 coupler. Does anyone know where I can get one? It is made by Atwood and sold by Norco, part #270101. I have tried ebay and Amazon and 2 surplus part places. If anyone could help I would appreciated. I am frustrated and don't know who else to call. I wanted to go camping this weekend but can't move the trailer. It does look nice in my driveway though.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:19 AM   #2
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Have you looked at Amazon, Tractor Supply, e-Trailer, etc?
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You may just have to go with a different after market coupler. There are many manufacturers out there. Look at Curt couplers or other brands.
Like most trailer supplies, you just need to make sure the coupler you buy has the same or better load specifications than the old bent one.
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Best to bite the bullet and have a flat deck tow truck take it into the dealer.. the coupler is a major safety item..
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Get a new coupler and have a welder come out to do the job. They are easy to remove and the new one is easy to weld in place. Be sure to have right rating!
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Best to bite the bullet and have a flat deck tow truck take it into the dealer.. the coupler is a major safety item..
I didn't think of that. That might be the best option, I did check ebay, amazon, etrailer, google, the manufactuer, etc. I tried every place and can get close to the original but not close enough. The part should be like $50 but the dealer can't sell it I guess.

It is a safety issue and that is why I was hoping the dealer would be more helpful.
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