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Old 06-07-2016, 06:27 PM   #11
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The one in the back is kind of inaccessible, the one in front is easy.
I looked at your picture again . See back is close to your truck .Cut the front , get that out of your way . Drill out the lock . Progressive size drills until weaked enough then vise grips holding one end another to twist it off . Pat
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:10 PM   #12
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You would think, after selling 8 campers without any problem that I would have it down pat. But no, I messed up this time. My keys for the hitch were in my Escape which I emptied before selling. Now comes the realization that I have no idea where the keys to the lock pins are? Here are the pictures of my garage, my basement and my hitch set up. I'm thinking I have to cut the bolts, if I can get the blade in there...
Anyone have any ideas.....
I think I can see them in that second photo.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:59 PM   #13
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Maybe Jim should drive it over to the nearest rodeo grounds. Ever been to Cowtown Jim?
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:11 PM   #14
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I'd just trade it in.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:26 PM   #15
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I'd just trade it in.
Well, Jim, you are getting a new Escape so it probably needs a new tow to match!
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:47 PM   #16
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Key code numbers on the locks ?
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:55 PM   #17
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I did today, he said the locks are chinese and it can take 15 minutes to 8 hours to pick both, suggested I cut them off myself.
Hi: cpaharley2008... You need a pro thief. They'd unlock them in a N.Y. minute...guaranteed. Alf
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:20 PM   #18
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1) Is Porta-power one word or two?
2) Can you contact the new owners and get key code
3) Tungsten carbide drill bits, cutting oil and low speed low gear 1/2 inch 120 V Milwaukee Hole Shooter and a wrist brace and helper handle.
That's all I got.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:59 PM   #19
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I think I have the solutions:

1) your garage looks like my shop .... think you should move to Alaska and we switch storage areas. Yours looks like more fun than mine.

2) Put a reciever hitch on your new Mustang. You'd have the sexiest tow vehicle around and be able to forget about those pesky pins.

3) If you can get in there with a Sawzall blade ... either bi-metal or carbide, grab that pin with a vice grip so the pin shaft can't spin with the action of the saw blade.

Good Luck Jim! I like option 2 the best.....

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Old 06-07-2016, 11:39 PM   #20
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the lock up under the bumper looks tough to get to...check under rear to see if your truck receiver bolts to the truck frame with about 4 bolts? you might have to drop spare tire to get to them.
if so go to auto shop
have them undo the 4 bolts with air socket tool
remove receiver
have the locks cut or blow torched
put receiver back on and tighten 4 bolts with air socket tool
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