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Old 02-27-2019, 10:18 AM   #1
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WDH Security

Being a newbie, we are a bit concerned with the security of our WDH when we leave our trailer at the site and do some exploring with our TV. I've searched the forum and have absorbed some good info about all the coupler/shank locking mechanisms out there.

However, it seems to me that it may be as simple as removing the trunnion bars, uncoupling and reinserting the head/shank into the receiver with a pin lock. As a newbie, it's very likely I'm missing something though...

Thoughts, please?
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:36 AM   #2
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I throw my bars in the front compartment locked up and the head goes into the back of the truck with the cover locked. That's all I've ever done.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:37 AM   #3
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Poll: Were your WDH bars ever stolen?

I wondered the same thing, so I took a poll!
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:38 AM   #4
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All the options for the head, as I remember them:

1. Leave it in your trucks receiver, with a locking pin.
2. Put it in a plastic tub in the truck bed or elsewhere that's secure.
3. Weld a receiver to your TT's A-frame and lock it into that receiver.
4. Lift it into the TT's coupler and lock the coupler (not easy to do); I guess you could just not uncouple it and drive the truck away from the TT and it would slide out of the trucks receiver. Getting it back in may be difficult.
5. Lay it under the TT and don't worry about it.

I do #1 or #2.

I put a 2" PVC pipe under my TT for the bars. See Post #5 here:

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Old 02-27-2019, 10:41 AM   #5
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All the options, as I remember them:

1. Leave it in your trucks receiver, with a locking pin.
2. Put it in a plastic tub in the truck bed or elsewhere that's secure.
3. Weld a receiver to your TT's A-frame and lock it into that receiver.
4. Lift it into the TT's coupler and lock the coupler (not easy to do); I guess you could just not uncouple it and drive the truck away from the TT and it would slide out of the trucks receiver. Getting it back in may be difficult.
5. Lay it under the TT and don't worry about it.

I do #1 or #2.
I remove mine from the receiver because the bruises on my knees don't heal as fast as they use to.
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:40 PM   #6
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I would take the bars off and put them in my front locked cabinet on the trailer. I used an Equalizer, so I but some 2" PVC pipes a little longer than the bars and would slide them in there for storage. I would leave the hitch on the truck, which is locked in place. But I will say that the hitch would rattle enough on some roads that I can feel the clanking all the way through to the gas pedal.

So I made enough room in that front compartment that I could take the hitch off and set it in there. It was a bit of a chore to manhandle it off and into the compartment and then back onto the truck, but probably worth it since it costs $400+ for a new one.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:27 PM   #7
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I usually leave my hitch in place and toss the bars into the bed of my truck. Occasionally, I'll put the bars in my front trailer storage compartment. Either way, I generally don't leave them just lying about. With that said, I know that at least once, I did. No issues.
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:28 PM   #8
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My hitch goes in a box that I made and goes in my vehicle my bars go in my storage in the back of my vehicle as well. May not always be the ideal spot but I donít think there is a 100% theft proof method but every little bit that makes it harder for a thief is worth it.
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:36 PM   #9
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Like others I use a plastic milk crate (tub or box) for the hitch and place it in the front storage compartment. The stabilizer bars go in there also.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:05 PM   #10
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I welded a short receiver onto my frame where it is under the body of the body and the hitch head goes there out of the rain with a locking pin. Also, going to weld a short piece(3") of square tubing so the equilizing bars can be locked as well.


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