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    Axle too short for trailer coupler?

    I have a Trek 7.3 on which I'm trying to install a Schwinn/Instep coupler for our child trailer. The coupler attaches to the back axle (quick release). However, it seems that the axle is just barley enough as is; when I add the coupler, the axle will not reach through to meet the nut on the other side. Has anyone else experienced this, and is there a solution? The couple attaches fine to my old junker hybrid, but I'd much prefer to use the new ride for the trailer.
    Thanks.

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    Just ride down to your local LBS, bring your coupler with you, and buy a longer skewer. They come the different lengths.

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    Longer skewer is the way to go, as suggested. I presume you've pushed in the springs on your existing skewer and it still won't reach?

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    skewer

    The Chariots come with a longer skewer, odd that others don't.

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