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Hitch break
#11
I agree with Jimmy, most of the weld looks rusty and may have been cracked for a long time.
2001 Newell #579
tow a Honda Odyssey
fun car: 1935 Mercedes 500K replica
#12
Marc

The trailer toad has a mechanism which has to be released before you back up or you put a tremendous side load on the hitch. Just based on the appearance in the picture it took a side load to finish the fracture that was already started.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
#13
Newell is replacing the hitch.. Called them this morning. By 12 they were fabbing a replacement and by 5 they had it ready to install by 630 in the morn.. Are they awesome or what!!

I had it in the proper configuration to reverse.. The hitch just let go
Marc and Theresa Newman
Formerly Newell 422, 507, 512
Current owner of 701 2004 quad slide
2004 28 ft Champion Stacker.
2007 Mercedes SL 65 AMG "Hammer"
2016 Rzr Xp4 1000
2016 Newman-Ellis 28 foot coach trailer.

#14
It is good to hear Newell is making your bad experience right. It should give any prospective buyers a good feeling about dealing with Newell on a used coach. If you had purchased your coach from a private party you would be on your own to get the repair.
Steve Bare
1999 Newell 2 slide #531
#15
Newell has honored the warranty above and beyond, this is just another example of how well they do things... Richard, I had the pins in the proper position. We think the toad with a steer tag may have been a combination that exacerbated the hitch issue,
Marc and Theresa Newman
Formerly Newell 422, 507, 512
Current owner of 701 2004 quad slide
2004 28 ft Champion Stacker.
2007 Mercedes SL 65 AMG "Hammer"
2016 Rzr Xp4 1000
2016 Newman-Ellis 28 foot coach trailer.

#16
I wasn't implying that you did anything improperly, but I was clearly saying that something about the arrangement put a big side load on the hitch. You may be on to something with the steering tag. I would have someone watch it the next couple of times to see how the trailer toad acts when backing or mount a temp video cam to see whAt is going on. You have an unusual combo with the trailer toad and steerable tag. Again, I am not pointing fingers, You may want to have newell fab some wider side plates to increase the side load strength.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
#17
I didn't take it that you were, I reread the directions 3 times to make sure I didn't mess up.. Feel very fortunate it happened in the parking lot not on the interstate..
Marc and Theresa Newman
Formerly Newell 422, 507, 512
Current owner of 701 2004 quad slide
2004 28 ft Champion Stacker.
2007 Mercedes SL 65 AMG "Hammer"
2016 Rzr Xp4 1000
2016 Newman-Ellis 28 foot coach trailer.

#18
Marc,
Is this what you have? Looks like a pretty sturdy rig and the stabilizers appear to help with any side-loads.

   
Jimmy
#19
Yes that's what I haveSmile
Marc and Theresa Newman
Formerly Newell 422, 507, 512
Current owner of 701 2004 quad slide
2004 28 ft Champion Stacker.
2007 Mercedes SL 65 AMG "Hammer"
2016 Rzr Xp4 1000
2016 Newman-Ellis 28 foot coach trailer.

#20
May have just been a poor weld. But one definitely needs to keep an eye on the new one just to be sure there is not some other issue going on.


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