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Old 07-22-2010, 03:09 AM   #11
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I do the same as Sean abaove. Never hurt a thing.
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:49 AM   #12
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I have a 16K signature slider hitch. I have left it on the pin with no trouble. I always lock my hitch in or out of the truck when hitched to the trailer. If the weight of the hitch were to damage the trailer I agree we are in trouble. When putting back in truck had no problem. I use an aiming system that allows me to get the right left almost perfect. I have a mark on the trailer that is centered. Then a mark on my trucks rear window that is centered. Then when I am hitch in a straight line I put a mark on the rear view mirror that lines up with the other two. Then when backing to the trailer line up the three marks and you will be left to right on the money. Like aiming a rifle. Then all you have to do is have someone watch when the pucks line up as you back the last couple feet. I do this if I am at a site for more than a couple days. Then I have a full empty bed for other actvities.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:30 AM   #13
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Haven't done it , but know someone who does...am tempted to try it just to be able to tarp it and keep it out of the weather...concerned about grandkids walking under it though...
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:30 AM   #14
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Just curious how you are locking the hitch both to the bed and the pin? Do you put locks on each cam lever or run a cable through them? Do you put a lock on the release lever? Also can't the hitch head be removed just by pulling the cotter pins under the head thus disconnecting the head base and slides?

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:40 AM   #15
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Well I've never bothered to lock it in the bed, but always keep the release lever locked...If someone wants to steal it there's always a way...
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:16 AM   #16
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Just curious how you are locking the hitch both to the bed and the pin? Do you put locks on each cam lever or run a cable through them? Do you put a lock on the release lever? Also can't the hitch head be removed just by pulling the cotter pins under the head thus disconnecting the head base and slides?


I lock the release lever.There is no danger of the hitch falling on children if it has been locked. As for the cotter pins I replaced those pins with two grade 8 bolts and a nylon locking nut. Requires wrenches and some patience to remove them.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />

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</span>As for the cotter pins I replaced those pins with two grade 8 bolts and a nylon locking nut. Requires wrenches and some patience to remove them.</span>
Thanks.... the bolts and lock nut are probably more of a deterrent than a pad lock anyway. I would assume that more thieves care lock cutters than a wrench set.
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I leave mine in for weight in the wintertime i also add 16 bags of shingles!!
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