Broken TREG coupling

Submitted: Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 21:29
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I saw a caravan this morning that the treg type coupling had snapped. Caravan was a one month old Jayco and had travelled approx 500 bitumen kms.
Coupling snapped on one of the bends of the main U shaped peice of metal attached to the caravan.
Luckily it snapped as they were leaving the caravan park. Hate to see what would have happened at 100kph.

from Marty.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 22:49

Monday, Mar 28, 2005 at 22:49
Marty, your heading says 'Treg' and your post says "treg type", did you have a look at the branding before you tell us what it was? Treg I would imagine value their reputation, and others make copies that may not apply the same quality control that Treg do. I think it is important to know so you can tell us what it was.
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 06:02

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 06:02
Your post prompted me to examine the Treg coupling on my 2003 Kimberley Kamper - the "U shaped piece" is one piece of steel folded into a U, not (say) a welded three piece, and I have to say it is hard to conceive of it snapping.
Looking at Jayco's website photos of the chassis (which are hard to magnify) the coupling is not a Treg coupling (unless it's a new design) so I take some comfort from your words "Treg type".
Poor sods, but lucky sods that it broke when they were at slow speed.
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Reply By: Phils - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 19:51

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 19:51
Just went out to the garage to check my coupling on the 2004 Jayco.
It has a "TRIGG BROS" coupling.
I also checked for cracks. None found.
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 19:26

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 19:26
Stick with Tregg not Trigg. The Trigg does not give the articulation of a Tregg and this may have caused the problem.
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