Safety chain prevents caravan from breaking free

Australian caravanner John Booth was happily towing his 25ft Coromal at 60mph, when moments later his caravan hitch failed, leaving only the safety chains from preventing the caravan from breaking free.

The coupling broke after Booth had slowed down and was attempting a U-turn. The Australian described how lucky he had been that that the incident had happened during such a slow manoeuvre.

The coupling was fitted in 2013 and Booth claims it was the spigot shaft weld on the rear that had caused the problem. Since the coupling had been attached the caravan had travelled about 1,000 miles.

Manufacturers of the coupling claim that the design has now been modified to prevent it from ever happening again.

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