FollowupID: 764223 Submitted:
Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:56
Member - Niss42 posted:
Some years ago I drove from Birdsville
to Innaminka via the Cordillo Downs
road, when I reached Innaminka I filled up with fuel.
When I came out of the trading Post after paying there was a guy standing between the patrol and the camper scratching his head, I said G'day, "whats up" he replied "dunno something's not right".
After a good look I noticed that the safety chains were as tight as a drum, the whole pin assembly was missing and the hitch was hanging in the receiver by 20mm.
As it was about 5pm I headed straight up to the big truck depot and purchased a suitable HT bolt and a couple of nuts to replace the lost pin.
The road from Birdsville
was so rough I did not notice the hitch moving about. The pin had the hole drilled out the take a padlock, to stop the pin thieves, but I think the rough road had shaken the padlock to pieces.
I now have a proper locking pin fitted.