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Old 11-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post

Then I apologize that I came across that way, wasn't my intention. What thru me off was the comment that the dealer made the initial hitch recommendations, weight has been added since then, and it wasn't clear if the tongue weight had been taken into consideration....., but your latest post clarified that.

On some occasions I will tend to go into a little more detail than required when discussing weight considerations, but I make a strong effort not to be critical in presentation. In doing so I hope that some of the folks reading some threads that don't have the level of knowledge as some of us are made aware that some conditions (mods, cargo placement, etc.) can impact towing safety.

Again, apologize for the mis-understanding.

Hey - I also apologize for my terse response.

I am coming from carring a 4000 lb truck camper on a single rear wheel truck and towing a 5000 lb boat - with many mods to the truck and over 60,000 miles I figured it out.

I have been told by many that I can't do that - and it bothers me that they did not understand the real limiting specs of a TV and RV.

I appreciate your concern - many would benefit from it.

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Old 11-29-2011, 04:52 PM   #22
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Nice and snug:

Out of site and locked up.

Yeah - anyone with a crowbar can break in - but that can be said for the whole trailer.

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Old 12-01-2011, 07:17 AM   #23
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Crowbar how about a screw driver. The screw on clamp is exposed on top of the box.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #24
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If someone can break into a bank I am sure they can break into anything we have... just have to make it so they go next door to easier pickings. Ya know that cheap Keystone over there...:hihi:
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:20 AM   #25
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And let`s face it, if they have a 751 key for the storage compartments they can get in over half the units out there. With mine, if you get in the front storage you are in the trailer, just have to push up the bed and you`re in! (unless I`m sleeping on it). If no key a long screwdriver or crowbar and you are in as well. So most we can really do is keep out the lazy and honest thieves.

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Old 12-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #26
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Over all RV security just dosen't exist. Making it difficult is the best we can do. 751 keys and pry bars and bolt cutters are readily available. Having good neighbors is the most secure thing available.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:13 PM   #27
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Nice job Flashman!

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