Trailer Coupling

Submitted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 17:35
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I spotted in the local paper an Off Road Coupling for $50.
Check it out & it seemed ok so I bought it.
From photos on the Camper Trailer website I am fairly sure it is an ORAC.
It has a horizontal pin.
I have never had an offroad coupling before, what maintenace do they need?
It has a grease nipple on the main body, so I greased it.
I was wondering about some silicone spray of similar on the pin plus the bolt that goes through the tongue.

from Marty.
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 19:51

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 19:51

If it has a rubber insert where the pin goes through use WD40 or simillar as a lubricant to ease the pin. Rubber grease will cause a build up.

I carry a small cartridge type grease gun to regularly grease mine.


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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 21:48

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 21:48
One of the best lubricants for rubber is a small amount of glycerine.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 07:26

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 07:26
Hi Marty,
mate when I was looking at purchasing my camper, I was debating which coupling to go for. Aside from really bleep me off, the bloke at Dingo did share some sound advice... He had a couple of Orac "rip-offs" sitting in his garage. To the untrained eye, they looked identicle aside from the fact they were ripped apart. The cheapies were made from pipe with a seam, instead of seamless pipe. The 3 he showed me were all split along the seam. Might be worth finding out it's origins before entrusting your camper/van to it.
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Follow Up By: Kenell - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 10:46

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 10:46

You must be hard to get on with if you couldn't get on with Mr Dingo. Didn't you ever watch Fawlty Towers? He makes Bazil Fawlty look like a PR expert. I bought one of his trailers many years ago and sold it to upgrade. It was rough and tough and did the job well. I now have an Obriens which of course has the Orac on it too since it is his product. Bit of grease once a year, keep the bushes clean with a squirt of wd40 and wipe out with a cloth now n again. Only original Oracs have the stamp on them I think.
I am always nice to people I meet with Dingo Trailers. They probably dont need any more agravation than they have already had.

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 11:39

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 11:39
Kenell ,your not implying that Mr Dingo is as hard to deal with as it is to train an old Fraser island dingo not to beg for food ??LOL. impossible.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 12:07

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 12:07
Guy's I've never met anyone quite like Mr Dingo... After visiting him, I went to a couple of other manufacturers, the last of which was Tambo(I bought one)... While at Tambo waiting for Keith to deal with another customer, 2 other couples turned up, both of which had just been to see Mr Dingo... He lost 3 sales that day, makes you wonder how he stays in business...
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