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Old 04-09-2022, 10:38 PM   #1
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Careful with the tow bar

Watch your tow setup when your coach is in for service.

When I picked my rig up from the Freightliner dealer this morning I went to hitch up the WK2. After unceasing the tow bar I noticed something was wrong. Someone having no value to society had re-routed my safety cables, wrapped my umbilical cord around the hitch and loosened the clevis for my breakaway cable.

I think someone tried stealing the tow bar but they couldn’t get past the two barrel locks securing the hitch high low adapter and the tow bar.

Needless to say I had to change shoes because the ones I was wearing were still up the backside of the Truck Center's Service Advisor when I rolled out.

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Old 04-11-2022, 09:40 PM   #2
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Sorry that happened but I’m glad no permanent damage seems to have done. That very issue is why I never leave my tow bar on the coach when in for service. It’s a pain but I put it in the back of the toad.
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Old 04-11-2022, 09:49 PM   #3
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Post 292 in my signature thread shows a padlock and tow bar lock which uses your ignition key instead of a seperate key,

As long as we're posting things to be checked when leaving a service center:

Remember the post where the service guy opened the black tank valve so only the cap was holding the poo in the tank and Karen took the cap off days later?
Not Nice Karen(self admitted to if I remember correctly) will never be the same.

I'm glad you caught that tow bar thing
In the best world nobody would have messed with it.

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Old 04-11-2022, 10:07 PM   #4
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I used to use a hitch receiver lock back in the towable days. A YouTube family we follow had their trailer stolen... even with a lock.

I didn't even purchase any type of lock for our flat tow setup. The Blue Ox tow bar goes in a storage compartment as part of our camp setup routine... out of sight - out of mind.

Hope yours wasn't damaged in any way... it sucks, but there's bottom feeders looking for any opportunity.
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Old 04-11-2022, 10:26 PM   #5
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When traveling to the UP last year to visit family, we stayed in what used to be a higher end park but at that time started seasonal stay with lets say questionable tenants.
We didnt have our towed with us but keep the aluminum drop hitch in the system.
Did my walk around before departure from the park and didnt notice the hitch due to us not using it.
Got home and realized it was gone. Barrel locks and all.
Pics from the campground showed it was there when we arrived but missing later into the visit.
Barrel locks can be a deterrent but not theft proof.
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