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Old 04-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #15
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I step on the top of the drop down receiver and then to the ladder. Don't need the ladder extension or a step ladder.
Good idea, as long as the tow equipment is on there. My hubby removes everything...even the drop hitch, and stows it away when we get home.
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Could you not have put the rear jacks down to get the hitch out?
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Could you not have put the rear jacks down to get the hitch out?
UM...no. For one thing, we weren't stuck...the drop hitch simply dragged on the driveway for a few inches but did not impede our exit.

Also, the jacks will NOT go down if the moho is in gear, so that would not be an option anyhow. Besides, I'd rather call roadside assistance for a wrecker (since we have Coach-net) than pay to replace our automatic jacks.
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Good idea, as long as the tow equipment is on there. My hubby removes everything...even the drop hitch, and stows it away when we get home.
Don't know why he does that. I have locking pins on mine. Suppose someone with a hacksaw could steal them.
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Don't know why he does that. I have locking pins on mine. Suppose someone with a hacksaw could steal them.
We also have the locking pins, but our moho is stored in a public storage facility so we remove anything that might temp a thief. Also, our drop hitch already has small rust patches appearing from only ONE trip in the rain, so we'll "Rustoleum" the dang thing and store it out of the weather.
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At least when your drop hitch scraped, you kept going.
Last year I forgot to flip my drop hitch over when I took the MH to storage,
which has a fairly steep entrance.
The hitch dug into the pavement at the same time my rear wheels were in the
low part of the sidewalk gutter.
There I sat, wheels spinning and going nowhere,
blocking the storage entrance and one lane of a 2 lane street.
Sat there for over an hour waiting for tow truck.
Probably won't make that mistake again.


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UM...no. For one thing, we weren't stuck...the drop hitch simply dragged on the driveway for a few inches but did not impede our exit.

Also, the jacks will NOT go down if the moho is in gear, so that would not be an option anyhow. Besides, I'd rather call roadside assistance for a wrecker (since we have Coach-net) than pay to replace our automatic jacks.
Hey 336Muffin...I just realized that you weren't talking to ME. HAHA. Sorry!!!
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Hey 336Muffin...I just realized that you weren't talking to ME. HAHA. Sorry!!!
There are others on this forum. Don't you know. It's called IRV2, not Sarah2. HEE HEE.
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Could you not have put the rear jacks down to get the hitch out?
Lowering jacks may work on level ground, but if I had been on
level ground, I wouldn't have been stuck.

The MH was at a bad angle entering the storage lot, and I was not going to take a
chance on ruining my jacks when a "free" tow truck was on the way.
And I don't think the jacks would have raised the MH enough anyway.


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