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Old 06-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Hello I have a quick question I have a 2013 233s my father in law keeps moving it around his yard without latching the latch to lock it in place does this do any damage to the hitch or is there anything I should be looking for ?
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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if just moving around the yard and it is smooth as in the hitch will not jump off the ball no worries, but I would throw the latch down if it was me. their is weight on the ball but that will not stop it from popping off
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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Hanks that's what I told him if that pops off the ball it's either going to slam on the ground or smash into the truck, both options are not good and it only take 30 seconds to latch the latch
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Oops thanks
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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Hello I have a quick question I have a 2013 233s my father in law keeps moving it around his yard without latching the latch to lock it in place does this do any damage to the hitch or is there anything I should be looking for ?
Us humans are creatures of habit and if your FIL doesn't engage the latch when he moves the unit around his yard, then it might be possible that he would forget to engage the latch when he is getting ready to hit the road also.

It's a simple thing to do and a good habit to get into regardless of whether he is moving the unit in the yard or getting ready to go on a trip.

Might be a good thing for him to develop a checklist - if he does this, then what else might he decide not to do?
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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Why does he keep moving it?
Can you offer to put in a parking pad?
Can you tell him you are concerned about theft or... and put a lock on it?
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Why does he keep moving it?
Can you offer to put in a parking pad?
Can you tell him you are concerned about theft or... and put a lock on it?
Yea it has a lock on it but he has a few other trailers and his own 31ft bunk house. I'm only keeping it there for one more week
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What am I missing some here?

Are we talking about the latch on top of your coupler? I'm not sure I understand why he wouldn't flip the latch. It takes literally 1 second to do.
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What am I missing some here?

Are we talking about the latch on top of your coupler? I'm not sure I understand why he wouldn't flip the latch. It takes literally 1 second to do.
30 seconds if you have to stretch it in order to get it to latch. But I would latch it no matter what.
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Yea but ya might have to get off the tractor to do it......I see trailers moved by tractors with a ball mount set up all the time on trailer lots (Utility & RVs). They will just back under the trailer & lift the 3 point set up & move the trailer to where they want it..... Otherwise they would have to set the tractor brakes get off & latch the coupler............I do it when I mow


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