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Can I Rebuild my RAM A-Frame Trailer Coupler CA-5400-B

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My 1 year old trailer with a RAM CA-5400-B coupler has a broken latch. The piece which locks the ball in place no longer is attached to the latch mechanism. It can be removed from the ball receptacle. It appears the slot in the ball lock was once attached to the latch. 1. Can it be reassembled? 2. Is there a replacement ball lock kit? 3. Can I just weld the mechanism to the slot? RAM has answered my calls.

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The A-Frame Trailer Coupler part # CA-5400-B is a full replacement and the only way I know to repair it when it is broken. The Repair Kit for etrailer and Ram A-Frame Couplers part # CA-5100-RK is designed for original trigger latch couplers different than yours.

The A-Frame Trailer Coupler w/ Round Jack Hole part # CA-5280-RB is a nice upgrade that can be made which is a 15K coupler that is easier to use and service.

Repairs can be made if you're confident it will work and hold but by welding a repair you will have voided any liability the company has. Another option may be to contact the trailer manufacturer to see if it is potentially a warranty they can handle.

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