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Old 03-15-2014, 08:39 PM   #15
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I remove and stow them. The battle scars on my shins are a constant reminder of how far they extend beyond the front of my jeep.
X2. My shins hurt too much nowadays.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:29 PM   #16
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For all the above reasons, I always take mine off and stow them with the cables and other tow bar stuff. I also cover the holes with plastic ball hitch covers, they fit just tight enough to stay put.
One of the reasons I picked BlueOx was the clean look when the pins are removed. I use Plastic Plugs but I like the Ball Hitch Cover idea.
Perfect, thanks for the idea.
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I use ball hitch covers. They work fine and are better than hose plastic plugs that BlueOx provides IMHO,
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:51 PM   #18
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I always take mine out. I can't understand why anyone would leave them in and there is more reasons to take them out then to leave them in. Like those that drive around with their huge trailer hitch hanging of their truck year round. Why?
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:58 PM   #19
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I always take mine out. I can't understand why anyone would leave them in and there is more reasons to take them out then to leave them in. Like those that drive around with their huge trailer hitch hanging of their truck year round. Why?
Cause they like chunks of skin missing from their shins.....
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I always take mine out. I can't understand why anyone would leave them in and there is more reasons to take them out then to leave them in. Like those that drive around with their huge trailer hitch hanging of their truck year round. Why?
It's funny but this thread shows me there is a problem which I never knew existed. I've had two toads... a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a Ford Explorer. I guess I'm lucky because the tabs on these two rigs never stuck out more than a couple of inches and it was never anything near a safety problem.

Better to be lucky than good I guess.

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Old 03-17-2014, 01:38 PM   #21
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I remove mine because it's so easy and it looks better.
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I put them in for the first trip of the year, usually in late March, and take them out after the last trip usually in October. Never had any issues...
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I leave the pins and the draw bar in all the time. Why, you asked because I use them all the time, and I don't want to have to look for them every time I want to hitch up.
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Mine are off when not towing, period. The last thing I want to do is to try to find a set at some inconvenient place, and then have to listen to DW.
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