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Old 02-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #15
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Keep it on. Lock pins will keep it secure.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #16
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I take it off.

Walking into it once was all it took.
LOL! I've done that twice and have the scars to prove it but still leave ours on. Use locking pin, cover, and lubricate frequently to prevent the problems of "the seals drying out and rusting" issues.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #17
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Off at home. In the parks stays on. We're weekend and summer vacation campers so the bar is off more than on the coach.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #18
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the receiver is the place to store it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #19
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10x. Stays on covered and lock pinned. It's made for the outdoors.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #20
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I take it off.

Walking into it once was all it took.
Lol...I have problems walking into the slide. It really hurts the collarbone when that happens. :-)
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #21
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Ours stays on, covered, until time to winterize & put the coach to bed until spring. Only then do they come off & get stored in a compartment.

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I have a Stowmaster. Stays on my Wrangler. Great bumper
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I also use these to keep the towbar (and drop hitch) from moving:

Receiver Hitch Immobilizer II
That would have taken the shake out of the bike carrier before we took it back.
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I leave my on all the time except when I'm using it for shuttling our business trucks between our offices. I bought it just for towing our Kia Soul behind the MHO but found it really handy for other stuff too. If I didn't use it for other towing I'd never take it off.
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Ours stays on all the time. The towbar is covered when not in use for long periods.
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My Blue Ox stays connected with locking pin on my MH all the time with a cover installed.
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The cables and wires come off, the hitch stays locked in place with the cover on. Replacing the electric cord can cost $100. Locking it and all the loose items that are easily stolen in a tub and stored inthe Basement or in the Toads trunk is my recomendation.
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The cables and wires come off, the hitch stays locked in place with the cover on. Replacing the electric cord can cost $100. Locking it and all the loose items that are easily stolen in a tub and stored inthe Basement or in the Toads trunk is my recomendation.
Exactly what we do. I started out leaving the hitch pins in the tow bar until someone decided they needed them more than I did. Since then everything but the bar itself goes into a tub (along with my spare hitch pins ) and the tow bar is locked into the receiver and covered.
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