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Old 04-10-2014, 04:21 PM   #41
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Another reason I have a Pullrite Superglide...you don't ever forget when you have to move that heavy ***** hitch ,)))
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:43 PM   #42
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True story, a buddy of mine took his truck on a two hour drive to go fishing. He got to his destination, stopped at the bait shop, then realized he forgot his fishing boat. I kid you not. That man has some stories.

As for my hitch, if my back hurts, I got it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:44 PM   #43
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I went to check on the trailer during the winter but when I got there I realized I removed the keys from my ring to lighten the key ring. I ended up doing a walk around then went home. From now on I'm keeping those keys together.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:48 PM   #44
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I always have some type of hitch in my receiver, you never know when someone wants to test the strength of their front bumper.....


ependydad... please tell us that you did not tell the DW.... about this. (Well she knows now if she reads these threads...) If we are going to tell stories.... make them a little more believeable.... "that's the last time I let my wife use my truck.... she cleaned everything out of it and now I don't know where any of my tools are.... :
I was rear ended on the freeway with the impact directly on my hitch. After receiving head & neck injuries leaving the hitch in scares me. From what I understand the impact on the hitch can be 2 & 1/2 times stronger.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #45
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Heh. I'm claiming it was the bed cover. It's always closed.

That's actually what made me realize it as I pulled up to the camper. I thought about backing up and dropping the tailgate and opening the bed cover and went, "DUH!".
LOL...We got a lot to talk about at Goshen...in fact I bet the whole team could spend 1...maybe 2 evenings around the fire telling NO SH__ there I was stories!
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #46
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I was rear ended on the freeway with the impact directly on my hitch. After receiving head & neck injuries leaving the hitch in scares me. From what I understand the impact on the hitch can be 2 & 1/2 times stronger.
Makes sense. Nowadays, cars/trucks bumpers are made to absorb and distribute energy (avoiding the frame) around the occupants. Afterwards it leaves the vehicle looking like a complete mess but the occupants are much better off. That hitch is directly part of the frame and you'll feel everything.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:09 PM   #47
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I was rear ended on the freeway with the impact directly on my hitch. After receiving head & neck injuries leaving the hitch in scares me. From what I understand the impact on the hitch can be 2 & 1/2 times stronger.

I am sure the the other guy knew that he hit something. Vehicles are made with crunch zones to take and reduce an impact and keep the main seating cage area intact. The hitch receiver area, being bolted to the frame is not a crunch zone area. With this in mind, in a low impact accident the damage should be more minimal to you, but also this is just a 'bar' sticking out the back of your truck 6-8 inches. It will only punch a hole into the offended vehicle on a low impact hit. If you had neck and head injuries, having a hitch on or off would have made little to no difference, as this sounds like a higher speed impact. I am sure that the impact was great and I am sorry about your injury, but the impact from/to the following vehicle would be even greater to them than to you. How did their vehicle and persons fair in this?


Safety first and always, seat belts, speed and distance....
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:33 PM   #48
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Speaking of keys..... could not find the key to open the small door on our old camper water fill hatch..... (Fresh water tank empty). Asked the in-laws for a blue water jug to put water in..... "Do you want to borrow 'my' key", is what he said......"They are all 'keyed' the same".... sure enough it worked.
That's one reason I changed all the locks including the entrance door lock. All keyed alike and unique to our rig. I suppose if somebody wanted in bad enough I would have some damage.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:47 PM   #50
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More than once in the past 8 yrs, we will leave the house, drive a mile up the highway and ask "Did you close the garage doors?". Turn around and go back to check. Happens when we are in the car, truck, truck & 5er. Talk about feeling stupid when we have to do it and find the doors closed. Luckily we have a nice turn around available going both directions from the house.
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