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Old 07-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #11
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DW made one for each bar from some heavy duty vinyl. I stowed them in pickup bed when not in use.


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Old 07-05-2013, 11:20 AM   #12
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I liked locking them to the tongue, they seem to have a way of 'sprouting legs' and walking off if stored anywhere visible or easily accessible.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #13
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We just put them under the trailer at our local campground and if we are somewhere unfamiliar just put everything in pick up box under tonneau cover
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:03 PM   #14
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One of our storage compartments is dedicated to storing hitch,equalizer bars,chocks etc.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #15
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Lots of good ideas coming. Thanks!

I am concerned about thieves walking away with my hitch head and bars so I want to keep them out of sight. My Roo doesn't have a pass through storage but I can get the bars into a storage compartment below the rear bunk door. I like the idea of an old chair bag or an old terrycloth towel made into a bag for the bars.

The hitch head would fit in the storage compartment in the slide out but I think its way too heavy to put there.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #16
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I always leave mine in . Have had about a dozen cars smash into it The last 10 years. They need a new front end and I need a sharpe....
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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I always leave mine in . Have had about a dozen cars smash into it The last 10 years. They need a new front end and I need a sharpe....
I did too, always put the truck in neutral, set the brake hard and then shift into park so if someone hits it in the rear, it won't mess up my tranny. Have sat in a restaurant a couple of times over the years and saw some damaged bumpers, but couldn't read their lips when they got out and looked.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:33 PM   #18
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I usually just leave it in the receiver, but if I want to remove, I've got a blue storage tote. I put the hitch head in the tote and leave it in the truck bed. (I also store a small can of grease in the tote.) Bars go in the TT storage compartment, wrapped in an old towel.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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I do like several of the other suggestions provided in previous replies.

To avoid getting the area greasy I wrap a piece of foil around the end of the bars before putting away in the pass through storage. I do end up leaving the hitch on the truck (while camping only) but after being rear ended on the freeway it does still scare me. The hitch saved damage to my bumper but not so much to my head & neck. The hitch is too heavy for me to remove and does not fit in the storage area easily.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #20
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EQ bars, get a cloth gun case. Stick em in there.

As for the hitch head, it used to stay on the truck, but between trips I kept it in the front pass through.
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