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Old 07-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #81
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And no way to lock them in the latched position? If I didn't have the tonneau cover on mine plus the locking feature, that would scare me that some jerk would somehow move the lever into the unlatch position and me being infected with CRS wouldn't notice it and drive off with the 5er tearing the heck out of itself and my old broken down truck.

BTW, that Colorado Kool Aid is OK, just don't use very much of it. Maybe a 6pak in the last 30 yrs.
Well I can see what you are concerned about - but it has been our experience when unhooking that you can never simply pull the handle all the way out without first either backing the TV up a bit or moving the TV forward a bit before getting the handle all the way out showing red and the green pin retracting.

I like it that way as it gives you another oportunity to check that everything is ready for you to unhook.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #82
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Well I can see what you are concerned about - but it has been our experience when unhooking that you can never simply pull the handle all the way out without first either backing the TV up a bit or moving the TV forward a bit before getting the handle all the way out showing red and the green pin retracting.

I like it that way as it gives you another oportunity to check that everything is ready for you to unhook.
May be , but in the chance that everything worked against you while parked at a restaurant and someone pulled the handle and was un-noticed by you and you get in the truck, take off and BANG!
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #84
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Similar to mine except I just have one pull handle (your top one). if I have to move the whole assembly, I have to remove 4 pins that attach the hitch plate assembly to the bed rails.

Do you have some sort of green pin that protudes when you are properly engaged?

PS - a man of your standing really needs to drink a better beer than that "Colorado Kool Aid" junk.
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My drink of choice is from Wisconsin called point special but I cant get it unless I am there which will be in three weeks !
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #85
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And no way to lock them in the latched position? If I didn't have the tonneau cover on mine plus the locking feature, that would scare me that some jerk would somehow move the lever into the unlatch position and me being infected with CRS wouldn't notice it and drive off with the 5er tearing the heck out of itself and my old broken down truck.

BTW, that Colorado Kool Aid is OK, just don't use very much of it. Maybe a 6pak in the last 30 yrs.
mine locks with a padlock when latched to keep from coming open .
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mine locks with a padlock when latched to keep from coming open .
Ditto that. The $10 padlock was worth it to me for the peace of mind.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:04 PM   #87
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Ditto that. The $10 padlock was worth it to me for the peace of mind.
Ditto that, the padlock plus the locked tonneau cover for me. Paranoid in my old age plus CRS.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #89
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If I had a hitch that didn't come with a factory locking device of some sort, you can bet your sweet petunia it would have one before it left my driveway. Either bolted on or welded on, but it would have one!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:34 PM   #90
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May be , but in the chance that everything worked against you while parked at a restaurant and someone pulled the handle and was un-noticed by you and you get in the truck, take off and BANG!
I guess almost anything is possible - but we always check the hitch after each stop and if the handle is showing red in addition to not being fully retracted plus the green pin not showing and if we don't see green and we do see red, then we surely would investigate further.

I hope that in our future travels, someone pulling the handle while we are parked is the most I will have to contend with.
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