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Old 07-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #11
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Just finished making mine, don't know whether I'll ever use it, but I do have one.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #12
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Yup, in both the storage yard and the CG.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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Whenever the trailer is not hooked to the truck.

Considering how long we looked for a floor plan that we both liked, and the hoops we jumped through to get it setup the way we want it, not worth the risk of doing that again.

I lock it when parked on my driveway and I'm just going for fuel in the truck. Locking takes all of 10 seconds; unlocking same amount.

Cheapest insurance I know of.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #14
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False!!! Your capture plate is only held on by 4 allen head set screws... It'd take 30 seconds to take them out...

I suggest locking it!

Haven't heard of anyone ever messing with anything but it's pretty cheap insurance...
My capture plate is held on by one Allen set screw.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #15
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My capture plate is held on by one Allen set screw.
Educate us dummies with a picture.
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PullRite Capture plate For Trailair Rotoflex - By PullRite While not my model, it is the style mine uses.

This is the 4 screw model:
PullRite Lippert 1621 Long Capture Plate for SuperGlide Hitches - PullRite SuperGlide 5th Wheel Capture Plates - 5th Wheel Hitch - Hitches - Towing & Automotive
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:45 PM   #17
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If it is not attached to my truck it has a lock on it! Even when stored in my driveway.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #18
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While not my model, it is the style mine uses.
Thanks Herk, I take it you have to have this to make the hitch work. Totally different from the std Reese 16K.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:55 AM   #19
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False!!! Your capture plate is only held on by 4 allen head set screws... It'd take 30 seconds to take them out...

I suggest locking it!

Haven't heard of anyone ever messing with anything but it's pretty cheap insurance...
false it is held on with 1 allen head screw, and with all 4 slides out, plus the tripod, chocked, chairs, and sitting at a private campground or state park they can have it if they want it that bad, when it is behind my garage they have to drive 300yards of private narrow driveway and I will have something for them becides the trailer. actually I would like to have a toyhauler so maybe someone knows someone......
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How much does a "low cost" 2 5/16" ball cost? Not much. I bought one then cut the stud (threaded part) off. I insert the ball, lock the tongue lock onto it then put a padlock on the tongue lock after removing my tow vehicle. I have actually seen a camper trailer theft take place by lowering the TT onto a 1 7/8" ball using the TT weight to hold it on as they pulled away. We, a friend and I who were camping and saw this, stopped the thieves with my friends truck. They fled, leaving the old Ford truck and stolen camper. Please note here: The local police were called to a State Campground (GA.), they stated that they could do nothing as this was State Property. The State Police were called in and they stated that this was private property so they could not do anything. This is a result of GA. contracting with private ventures to run State Parks. The State Police did tell the TT owner that IF he removed the TT from the thieves truck then they would go to jail for "tampering with evidence". The local Sheriff's Office finally took the initiative to get statements, remove the truck from the TT, and give the TT to the rightful owner. Later the owners did receive word that the thieves were caught as the truck was registered to on of them and they confessed. My friend and I had to give depositions to attorneys in our hometown as witnesses. I never heard if the perps were punished.
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