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Old 09-16-2014, 08:04 PM   #11
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Whew, I thought you were going to say they stole the whole trailer. But then, I guess it has happened. I'm thinking about some kind of a tracking device. Loren
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:12 PM   #12
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Well, when I first saw the title of this thread, I thought, oh no, another stolen trailer. Glad it wasn't.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:44 PM   #13
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My trailer is stolen all the time. Thank goodness my son brings it back occasionally.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:13 PM   #14
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Thank goodness, I was ready to swallow my tongue! Theft makes me WHAT is someone going to do with HALF of an Anderson hitch? Sell the aluminum to a recycler for one cent on the dollar
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:40 PM   #15
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Thanks, folks. We really appreciate the Escape community's empathy about this. We have a lock on the trailer end of the Andersen hitch now in case the thief has our ball assembly in his receiver and comes back tonight for the trailer, although the fact that we'll be sleeping in it might complicate matters for him.

It's interesting how many Andersen hitch components are for sale on eBay. Might some of them still be warm to the touch?
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #16
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That is such B.S. Sorry you two had to endure that garbage so soon into owning your first TT.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:55 AM   #17
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An insult to morons...lol.
Thieves are much further down the food chain.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:56 PM   #18
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I always use a locking pin in my stingers, not only for theft but also for safety reasons.
"For safety" would suggest that there is a risk that the clip would accidentally or by vandalism come off of the pin, the pin would fall out of the receiver hole, and thus the ball mount (Andersen hitch assembly in this case) would come out of the receiver. Has this ever happened in recorded history? I'm just trying to judge the risk here...

Also, if this is a risk, then the pin that holds the triangular plate on the bottom of the Andersen assembly is similar, and should also be locked, right?
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:07 PM   #19
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Theft makes me WHAT is someone going to do with HALF of an Anderson hitch? Sell the aluminum to a recycler for one cent on the dollar
Andersen offers a "WD Trailer Kit for extra trailers". If someone steals (or buys from a thief) the assembly of "rack", ball housing, and ball, they can then buy the extra kit to have a complete system. The assembly by itself is also a functional adjustable-height ball mount with ball, although it needs a "Retaining Ball Collar" to be used that way properly.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:36 PM   #20
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My trailer is stolen all the time. Thank goodness my son brings it back occasionally.
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