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Old 04-30-2015, 05:43 AM   #11
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Don't know ANYTHING about 5W - doesn't it lock automatically when the two couple?
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:05 AM   #12
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On my rig that is what is suppose to happen. but you need to double check to make sure that it locked. Done the same thing as this chap but was lucky enough that it fell on the closed tailgate with no damage. Was pleasantly surprised how strong that Ford tailgate with the built in step is!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:33 AM   #13
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Egads man!
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:47 AM   #14
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My hitch, obviously, doesn't lock in automatically. Once hitched I still need to "lock" it in. Now for best practices, maybe use a checklist and not a (FAILED) memory. And if available, perhaps a safety coach to double check.

There were no witnesses, I was in a hurry and working alone. This happened in my yard and I needed to move up to the garage to air up 8 tires, all about 4-5 pounds low.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:40 AM   #15
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I was talking to a friend who owns a body shop and he commented on how many tailgates and beds he's had to repair. So, yes it is a very common OOPS!
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:42 AM   #16
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Don't feel bad, I have done it twice. My body shop man said it is the most common body repair on HD trucks.

Since I bought a Blue OX bed saver, I fell better and have not had any more incidents.

The key is to develop a procedure and do not deviate from it when hooking and un hooking.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:17 AM   #17
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i bought a tailgate because I forgot to lower it before driving off. NOW I have a cutout louvered gate. Duh.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:04 AM   #18
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Checklist, checklist, checklist.
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Check check and check again and don't talk to anyone while hooking or unhooking and if any one is around watching tell them to bugger off.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:42 PM   #20
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Not one of my enjoyable days! We were leaving on a month long trip and this was the morning after the first stop. I had to look at it in the rear view mirror for a month.
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