This is what happens........

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 12:49
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When your tongue and towball fall off...................

Towball smashes windscreen
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 13:42

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 13:42
wow! A rather new looking tow ball I guess off a newish arrangement. Shame they didn't have a crash cam, they may have gotten some details of the offending vehicle.

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Reply By: gbc - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 13:47

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 13:47
Scumbags nicking pins out of reece hitches.
They don't think through the consequences of their actions. Pretty much any of us with standard pin arrangements could be the victim of this behavior and unwittingly hurt someone.
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Follow Up By: Willy W - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 14:06

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 14:06
I drill the pin hole a bit wider then put a long shackle keyed lock on it. This way they can not just pinch the tongue .
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 14:08

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 14:08
I agree gbc, they probably thought they were being "funny" & imagined the car driving off & leaving the trailer behind!
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Follow Up By: gbc - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 14:17

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 14:17
Padlock is probably a better solution than those wonderful self amalgamating lockable pins that you can never get undone again. I swear half the towball snatch recoveries in the last 20 years would have been done because they couldn't get the tow hitch out.
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Follow Up By: Willy W - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 18:48

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 18:48
gbc. I think you are spot on with the lockable pins :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 07:21

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 07:21
Had that happen to me towing my work trailer.
Come off at about 60kms hr, safety chains held it to the vehicle.
Now use a 5/8 bolt and nyloc nut, needs two spanners to undo now.
Charlie
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 14:58

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 14:58
Twice now my neighbour has gone off with no pin in his hitch. Lucky for himor somebody else the first time I was out working on my car the second time his wife went off 5 min after him. Both times we gave him a call and he took it off and returned.

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