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Old 10-29-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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What to do with the hitch?

My hitch has been on my truck now for 2 months. Usually it is under a tarp but now I am moving and really do not have a good place to store it. How many just keep the hitch in the bed of the truck?

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Old 10-29-2015, 08:42 PM   #2
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I normally leave it in the truck but if I need to haul anything else it hangs on the trailer pin. I put a lock on the release bar to keep prying fingers from dropping it on their feet.

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Old 10-29-2015, 09:31 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by RoyM View Post
I normally leave it in the truck but if I need to haul anything else it hangs on the trailer pin. I put a lock on the release bar to keep prying fingers from dropping it on their feet.
Did the same thing when I had a fiver..
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:47 AM   #4
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My hitch is always on the truck with a cover on it to protect the air bags from the sun and to keep it in good condition.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:00 AM   #5
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I've been storing mine in a damp storage building, but the comments above make me think about leaving it on the hitch. Sounds easier on my back.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:12 AM   #6
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I leave mine in the bed, under a folding tonneau cover to protect the hitch from the elements. And people.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:02 PM   #7
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When I store my hitch it is in two pieces, A Reese 16K slider hitch. The king pin retainer portion sits on the floor on a piece of 1/4 plywood ahead of the sliding portion which sits on the floor also on top of 1/4 inch piece of plywood. They are covered with plastic tarp in the winter. The truck can then be parked over these two pieces in the garage. My truck is a 4X4 which has enough ground clearance to clear the two pieces.
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I am using a block and tackle in my garage to store the hitch on the ceiling and park the truck under it.
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:40 PM   #9
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Mine has the quick release pins but I leave it in the bed also. If I need to haul something else I drag out the Hudson.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:14 PM   #10
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Stays in the truck under a tonneau cover. Have a trailer to tow if I need more space in the back.
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I have a B&W so I just remove it and keep it stored in the garge when not needed. I will admit that it gets heavier the older I get.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:00 PM   #12
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There has been a hitch in the bed of my truck for almost 5 years. Only time I took it out was when I switched from a Reese to a Hensley BD3. It's also covered with a tri fold tonneau
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Originally Posted by Max Tunnell View Post
I donít know if this should be on another thread, I think it is a different situation, but it serves to illustrate problems described some other threads.

A right rear spring broke on our Adventurer. Thatís pretty unusual, but not a big deal. When we took it to the selling dealer (actually, we were required to do that by our extended warranty), they accepted the unit and indicated they anticipated no problem. That was October 28.

O.K. Itís November 21 and they donít have the spring. ----Second hand story follows-----There is not ONE such item anywhere in the U.S. It seems a number of Workhorse Suppliers and distributors are out of business ĖIF they have one, they canít sell it or locate it because THEY ARE CLOSED.

Workhorse was very slow, but ultimately helpful in locating a GM part that could be slightly modified and (I believe) have an available kit added to it and it will work fine. That particular supplier (affiliated with Chevrolet) is apparently still doing business as of today. I got the impression that Workhorse did not really want to supply the info because of a policy to use nothing but Workhorse parts, but they finally did when there appeared to be no way to get a spring otherwise. ----Second hand story ends-----

I now wonder if we are going to have other supply problems due to the economy. Is Workhorse having supplier problems? Are they still making units? Why couldnít they have been more flexible under the present economic situation? They surely knew their suppliers were going down.

I naturally want to use my MH in the coming holidays and maybe Iíll get to, but the larger question of ďin the RV world, what will be the fallout of the present economic difficulties?Ē remains.

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Hitch option

Well, it seems DW gets something big or volunteers me to haul something often enough that this past year I pull the two pins, take the head off, pull the bottom 4 pins, remove the base and put it all the way forward in box, re-set the head on top. Entire box has Cover over it and is also Rhino liner. Never moves an inch. And it only takes about 5 minutes to put it all back in place.

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