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I have been reading on another site that there has been an increase of people getting their hitch pins stolen and not realizing it until you come unhooked and lose your boat or your trailer at the ramp. I have never even thought about this before but it could get dangerous. I think that Byron Velvick had this happen to him this week at Amistad he suffered some minor injuries when he was hit by his boat trailer. Thought it was worth watching out for. Peace out. Drew
 

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Besides having your trailer locked down you best lock your doors on your truck as well. A buddy of mine got a new digital camera stollen from his truck on the Conway chain. Left it on his seat and forgot to lock his door. About 15 minutes later thought about it and went to go get it and it was gone !!
 

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the conway chain has a bad rep for stolen item from vehicles. our club got hit hard on a night tx a couple of years ago. we have not been back since. its a shame because its a great place to fish.
 

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Yep! Got to lock it up, everything on my truck locked up, trailer locked, hitch locked up, spare tire locked up. Have a bed cover on my truck and keep it locked too. If they want it they will get it locked up or not, but no sense making yourself a target by leaving something easy to get to, the one next to you will be the target instead of you if you lockit and they don't. :wack:
 

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get a lil thicker pin and drill the hole out towards the inside of other side of the pin so as to not drill too much out on the short tide and buy you a thin shank masterlock of your own choosing or a numerical lock and have your own combo.... then NOONE would have the key unless they take 5,000 masterlocks with them to undo it...

most thieves would chose a easier target
 

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Some items to think about...
Bumpers come off fairly easily, so avoid bumper mounted hitches.
Have your frame-mounted received spot welded to the frame.
Open glove box and tilt back seat forward so a thief can see there's nothing to take. I've seen hundreds of wallets with cash poking out on the dash, an open invitation to a quick entry. All it takes is a handful of old spark plugs to make little noise smashing a window.
Get a car alarm system that would go off from trailer being bumped.

Many times I had to write up reports from someone taking a crow bar to a pickup, ruining a door, a tool box, locked glove box lid popped off, dash ripped out to get the electronics.

For a night or weekly tournament hire or assign a guard to patrol the ramp.

Jim
 

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i had tried to call Drew (imonembad) but his # had been changed, and his email doesnt work either. Hopefully everythings good for him.
 
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