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Today, we'll be looking at a latch repair kit for Atwood A Frame trailer couplers, with marvel flip latch, part number AT88061. This'll work with couplers for a 2-5/16" hitch ball, such as AT88007. We have a trailer coupler, here. We have it off a trailer right now, just so you can easily see what we're working with. We can easily flip it over, so you can get all the good views. Here's what our latch repair kit comes with: We have our new handle, couple new springs, new retainer, new roll pin, and a new shoe clamp, here.
Here's the tools we're going to need. We have a couple different punches, to drive out a roll pin, flat head screwdriver, and a hammer. Now, the reason you may be looking for a new coupler build-kit, here, is if your coupler's worn out, it's not grabbing on your ball properly, anymore. the handle's bent, or difficult to operate, or it's just plain broken. This'll allow you to keep your trailer coupler. That way, you don't have to weld a new one onto your frame or your trailer, but still have a serviceable, secure connection to hook up to your tow vehicle.
Now, I just want to mention, for safety sake, before you start doing any work on your trailer like this, you want to make sure your wheels are chalked in your trailer, just so it doesn't roll forward, or roll back, and roll into something. Now, the first thing we need to do is drive out a roll pin that holds our handle in place. We'll take our punch, stick it onto our pin, and tap it out with our hammer. Okay, set that aside, remove our handle. Okay, well now we have a roll pin and our handle removed.
We can take our shoe lock and set it aside. Now, we need to remove our retainer, here. We'll inaudible 00:02:06 by pushing the screwdriver down onto it, and pulling out the retainer with the spring. Now, we'll take our new retainer and our new retainer spring, place the spring in, and then we'll slide it into our coupler. We'll take our shoe lock coupler, here, and its spring, and we will go through the hole. Now, when we install this, we're going to have to push on our 00:02:51 retainer forward, so this part, here, can go through the slot in the retainer.
So, push it forward with one hand. Okay, once we have it in, and our retainer is stopped on this clip, right here, on the coupler, we'll flip it back over and you can see our coupler is in the groove, here, of our shoe lock clamp, under our A Frame coupler, right here. This point, we can reinstall our handle. We have it lined up with our two holes. We need to push up on the shoe lock a little bit, in order to line it up, right, and we can install our new roll pin. Okay, now that our roll pin's starting to come through the other side, we'll drive it in, so it's more centered. And, just like that, our coupler has now been rebuilt. That completes our look at the latch repair kit for Atwood A Frame trailer couplers, part number AT88061.