Re: 17 & 19 hitch weights
What is the hitch latch pin? I don't recognize this; when we picked up our 17A on August 5 Reace showed us how to hitch up, but I don't think the latch on the hitch contains a pin -- the 3-to 4-inch long lever on top of the trailer hitch pivots down & forward, then a smaller lever on top of it clicks into place in a rearward direction with what look like small teeth at the back of it. It appears to be some kind of over-center arrangement, so forces exerted by the trailer would just make it tighter. We've been checking that the hitch is fully connected by cranking the hitch up higher and making sure that the car follows it up to where it's raising the car above the point where it usually sits. Doing so also makes it easier to connect the WDH chains.
Although we'd ordered a hitch lock, Reace told us that there wasn't one available that fit this hitch.
If there's supposed to be a pin, where does it go, and can I buy it at an aftermarket place, being as we're on Vancouver Island and the trailer is stored on the Mainland.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow . . .
'09 17A with accessibility modifications