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Old 06-13-2015, 11:22 PM   #31
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I just purchased this. I have been meaning to order it for a while. I plan on putting it behind and below my propane tanks near my battery tray. I will just tack weld the nuts to the bolts that hold it on. Then I can leave my hitch locked to my trailer for storage. probably will store the hitch upside down and covered with a bag to keep the moisture off of it.

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Old 06-14-2015, 03:16 AM   #32
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I remove mine and store it. Locking hitch pins will not stop a thief. I used to work at a dealership and had to remove them from used vehicles.I can have them off in 2 seconds flat without power tools or noise.
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Old 06-14-2015, 03:38 AM   #33
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I remove mine and store it. Locking hitch pins will not stop a thief. I used to work at a dealership and had to remove them from used vehicles.I can have them off in 2 seconds flat without power tools or noise.

It stops the honest thief!
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It stops the honest thief!
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:57 AM   #35
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Locking anything is always just a deterrent. If someone really wants something, they can always get it. That won't stop me from locking my stuff up, I just have to beat the odds. In this case, the odds are really low that someone is going to steal my extremely heavy locked hitch.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:13 AM   #36
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I personally remove my hitch and lock in the back of my truck so it doesn't get stolen. When I leave the campsite I want piece of mind. If my hitch is stolen, I'm not leaving, and finding another may be difficult depending on where you are camping. Better safe than sorry.
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sad but true. The Masterlock pin was the first thing I bought once I had the new hitch. I also chain my generator to the cargo loop in my pickup with a heavy duty security lock. Best not to scrimp on those locks either.
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I leave my hitch head on the truck with the locking pin also. When I tow I use one of those Rock Solid tow skirts because my Duratracs like to throw rocks. I just leave the whole set up installed and locked the whole time. It seems like having the tow skirt there draws my attention to the hitch more, making me more aware of it and less likely to walk into it.

Does anyone else on here use a rock guard when they tow? Haven't seen much of it with RVs, just more with boats...
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Are there really states where leaving a tow bar attached to your TV is against the law? The tow bar on my F150 hasn't been off the truck for maybe 8 or 9 years, other than to change to a larger or smaller ball. I remove the WDH bar because it is larger and heavier than a standard tbar and costs a whole lot more to replace. Now I'm wondering how many states have warrants out on me since I have driven thru most of the lower 48.
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In some places it is illegal to leave it in when not towing a trailer. We have a padded bad that holds out WDH so it gets stored in the trailer when we are at the campground. When we are hitched up, the blocks of wood we use to level and put under the jacks are stored in the bag.
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