View Poll Results: Were your WDH bars ever stolen when left unsecured?
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:29 PM   #1
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Poll: Were your WDH bars ever stolen?

After reading page after page of folks writing about storing or securing their WDH bars when not in use/hitched up because they are worried they might be stolen, I have to ask, how many of you have ever had these things stolen?? Yes, I understand there are low lifes out there who steal and sell scrap metal, but this would seem very rare and random. Cast your vote!

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Old 11-04-2018, 06:41 PM   #2
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Never and I leave them on the ground, under the A-frame. Been doing it that for 12 years.

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Old 11-04-2018, 07:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
Never and I leave them on the ground, under the A-frame. Been doing it that for 12 years.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:37 PM   #4
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Poll: were your weight bars ever stolen

Feb 2016 Tallahassee Fl super bowl Sunday 6:30 games about to start after driving 7 hours and anxious to get to eat and watch game I made too tight of
an uphill right turn into restaurant parking lot my right WHD bar dropped off and
twisted off the Reese Dual Cam bracket. Next morn pulled into an auto parts
to buy new bolts to reattach bracket, no luck there so instead of dragging trailer all around I dropped trailer, 34FT FR Surveyor, in their side lot and left one weight bar on front of trailer and took other one with me to find the parts I needed the parts I needed. Found a very large square shaped U bolt that would work temporarily. Came back to auto parts store to find weight bar gone.!!! Scrappers at work, ugh. Called back to Mich local fabricator I had bought the hitch from and was assured I could drive with only one bar but might not handle that great. Headed south on I75 to Venice in a medium cross wind for the 4 hour trip, DW Not very happy with the ride but we made it OK. Went to trailer dealer next morn and ordered new weight bar for $150.00. Learned a very good lesson that an extra 5 minutes driving around the block to find a better parking spot would have saved a lot!! Rest of story, Peyton Manning and the Broncs won!!
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:19 PM   #5
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Five year of towing trailer and never lost a bar. We stored them on the ground under the hitch. It was a visual reminder to hitch them up.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:20 PM   #6
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Never and I leave them on the ground, under the A-frame. Been doing it that for 12 years.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:34 PM   #7
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Leave em under the tongue, never stolen.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:16 AM   #8
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My daughter had the hitch head stolen off the back of her Aramada a few years ago. We bought a standard hitch head at Lowes and she had a slow, careful tow home with no WDH or sway bar. Yes she now has a lock on it.

PS: she bought a replacement at an RV dealer who had several laying around. I recall she paid $35.00.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:24 AM   #9
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I had to vote NO as I never had them stolen while left unsecured...

But the poll is flawed as there was no option for me to vote correctly as I never ever left them unsecured!

Just because this poll might tell you it is OK to just leave them lay on the ground under your brand new trailer...

Do you really want to find out the hard way just so some crackhead can get a fix?

Those bars really don't take up that much room in the cubby, or at least padlock them to something in the back of your truck.

Ask yourself this question...

Would you lock your bicycles to your camper while you were away from the campground for the day?

Same thing...

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Old 11-05-2018, 08:30 AM   #10
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Agree with John, the poll should have an option for never left bars laying around or some such.

Any moderator can edit the poll to include a question for folks who don't leave them out if the OP requests it.

Our dealer said they have occasionally had
problems with folks taking WD bars off used trailers out in the storage lot.
I've never lost anything from a camp ground in well over 25 years of camping. Knocking wood!!!

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