Originally Posted by Jfkmk
Didnít take the driver to determine it was a total loss and they need to skedaddle, did it?
Was it even connected to the ball properly?
My Son had a flatbed trailer stolen from his shop one night. Someone saw the thieves on the Security Cam and ran them off. A day later the Sheriff's Dept called and asked my Son if the trailer was his and if so could he come and get it. Apparently the thieves didn't realize that a 2-5/16 coupler doesn't grip a 2" ball very well and when they crossed a RR grade crossing down the street from the Sheriff's substation it parted company with the truck and went into a field.
They too didn't bother with safety chains.
In watching the video it looks like there was a "bump" involved and perhaps it too was a stolen trailer with a "ball mismatch".
Funny thing, when my Son recovered his trailer there was a pretty nice pickup bed "topper" on it. Nobody claimed it so he sold it to cover his "trouble".