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Old 05-17-2007, 09:13 PM   #29
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Mine stays on the back of the truck. It is ugly, rusty and nasty, anyone who lives in south florida during season knows why. It says BACK OFF. --Mark--
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:27 PM   #30
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I've had a set of aircraft aluminum wheel chocks stolen when at a Myrtle Beach campground.

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Old 05-17-2007, 09:35 PM   #31
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I would of used the chain and telephone pole method.
Hah - had to laugh - BEEN THERE - DONE THAT

Funny thing was the slight tug as it all came under tension and then finally gave and came out - I used a pine tree.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:37 PM   #32
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Our's comes off when not towing so we can put the bike rack back on. I really like the tip I got, think it was from this forum, about locking the hitch assembly back on to the recepticle on the trailer. Spin it around so that it's under the tungue and it's secure, out of the way and not getting grease all over stuff in the van.

My mother-in-law (little old lady) leaves hers on 'cause it's too heavy for her to toss around. Yep, hurts like the dickens when you walk into it
Thought that was what the pink flamingos were for.
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:39 AM   #33
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Sorry about the flag and pole. Flag should have been brought in at dusk. What was this thread about again. The size of some ball?
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:52 AM   #34
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Sorry about the flag and pole. Flag should have been brought in at dusk. What was this thread about again. The size of some ball?
Yes, and the answer is 2 5/16"...
At some rallies, there is enough nighttime illumination to be able to leave the flag out without violating flag protocols.
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:54 AM   #35
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Ok, here's the deal. If someone wants to steal the hitch off Goliath, let them. That sucker weighs 50 pds and there is no weigh I'm giving chase to someone who can pick that up and run with it!!!

Besides I have many bruises on bad knees from the hitch. Yes, I know it's there, but usually in a hurry. Love to watch the older people back off when they see that hitch sticking out, and the younger me first generation slam on the brakes when they see they are about to impale their radiators on it.

"Gee officer, you mean they can't see that, why are they driving" snicker, snicker, snicker.

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Old 05-18-2007, 04:58 AM   #36
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Looks like the three of us that live in Southwest Florida leave theirs on, for the same reason. I used the chain and pole method with our conversion van when we first bought it. It was stuck so bad I had to heat the head with a torch, put tension on it by gunning the engine while in drive, and have an employee beat the ^%$%$ out of it with a 48 ounce hammer.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:25 AM   #37
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Sorry about the flag and pole. Flag should have been brought in at dusk.
The flag doesn't need to be brought in at dusk if it is lit, which this one was.

Many of us in the NEU have rigged up special flag lights which we turn on at night. It is pretty spectacular looking to see a line of Airstreams after dark with lit up flags blowing in the breeze. Sorry to continue to digress.

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Old 05-18-2007, 09:06 AM   #38
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Not only do I lock the hitch in place when camping. I lock my secondary power thruster in place when I am not. BTW, this thing saves me 3-5 MPG.
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I've had a set of aircraft aluminum wheel chocks stolen when at a Myrtle Beach campground.

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I have a question, who was Myrtle and why did they name a beach after her?

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Easy question...

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Myrtle Beach was incorporated as a town in 1938 and became a city in 1957. Its name comes from the wax myrtle, a shrub that grows abundantly in the area.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:24 AM   #41
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No More GRRRR!

Well apparently when I had the front bearing changed out by my mechanic earlier this week he had the same issues (ouch). He called me yesterday and said he removed the hitch while working on my truck and forgot to put it back. YEAH!
Now I can put it back with a lock on it and a lesson learned.
thanks for all the input though.
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Dang Rich, that was fast.

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