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bucky

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Posted: 06/10/20 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

12V98 did you have an incident somewhere that triggered you buying every lock Ace Hardware had in stock to put on that hitch? [emoticon]


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The only thing I'd add to what the others have said is that you don't have to be completely level; the hitch pivots a little to accommodate for uneven ground.

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BAD IDEA, "I then attach the breakaway cable into the lock."


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bucky wrote:

12V98 did you have an incident somewhere that triggered you buying every lock Ace Hardware had in stock to put on that hitch? [emoticon]


No but I have not had my handle opened or hitch stolen!

Years ago when I first started on this Forum I would tell how and why I did NOT do a "pull test" and how I did a "visual test" instead.

OMG, the sky was falling!!! "you shouldn't be telling people that they may drop their RV" and the list of nay sayers went on for ever.

Nice to see so many here now use the brain GOD has given them to understand a "VISUAL" test is all that's needed with a B&W.

Please consult your owners manual!

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"No but I have not had my handle opened or hitch stolen!"

Me either and with nary a lock in sight [emoticon], and they seem to be a very rare, nonexistent(?), events. Never heard of a B&W hitch being stolen or the handle being pulled.

If they're looking to steal a heavy, awkward, low profit item like that, they'll come prepared, and those itty bitty padlocks won't even slow them down.


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fj12ryder wrote:

"No but I have not had my handle opened or hitch stolen!"

Me either and with nary a lock in sight [emoticon], and they seem to be a very rare, nonexistent(?), events. Never heard of a B&W hitch being stolen or the handle being pulled.

If they're looking to steal a heavy, awkward, low profit item like that, they'll come prepared, and those itty bitty padlocks won't even slow them down.


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I think lock in handle, to to deter Jackholes is a good idea. Other locks...well if they just steal my whole hitch, on a very rare occasion, I'll just buy another.[emoticon] I think where you park, makes a difference too.

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MFL wrote:

I think lock in handle, to to deter Jackholes is a good idea. ...

Jerry
I hear this periodically, but I've never talked to anyone who has had it happen to them. Has anyone actually talked to someone that had it done to them? I mean directly, not my cousin's brother's nephew's son-in-law's barber heard about it. Just curious.

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fj12ryder wrote:

MFL wrote:

I think lock in handle, to to deter Jackholes is a good idea. ...

Jerry
I hear this periodically, but I've never talked to anyone who has had it happen to them. Has anyone actually talked to someone that had it done to them? I mean directly, not my cousin's brother's nephew's son-in-law's barber heard about it. Just curious.


Nope...don't know of anyone, but a lock there, just gives me a better feeling, especially at rest stops, or a quick run into convenience store.

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We have the B&W companion. I love everything about but having to remove and installing. It's darn heavy. But that comes with the design. I wouldn't have it any other way.


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