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First time towing.

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Hitman007, Mar 12, 2017.

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  1. Hitman007

    Hitman007 Member

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    So today I broke out the tow hitch and was nervous because some folks have complained it is very hard to install. To my surprise it was very easy and took me a total of 5 minutes. 4 of that was reading the procedure in the manual! I love it! Its an awesome system.
     
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    I've found mine very difficult to remove and easy to install, but I've wondered if it's a defect. Mind sharing your experience when you remove it?
     
  3. JimVandegriff

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    I found the same thing, qadaemon. I'm putting it on again today in preparation for towing our trailer for its bearing repacking (then a trip to Oregon, then a trip to Michigan later in the summer.)
     
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    vandacca ReActive Member

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    I find that it's gets easier the more you use it. At this point, mine is super easy to install and remove.
     
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    I agree the first time I used the hitch it was difficult to install and remove. I've since used it several times for a snowboard rack and now there's no messing with it at all.
     
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    The removal was easy when I figured out which way to pull and turn the knob.
     
  8. ohmman

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    Likewise. I think much of that has to do with becoming experienced with the procedure.

    These days, I just leave mine on. My cover for that area fell off long ago and the replacement I was given from the SC is a new style with two locks instead of one. It doesn't fit. So taking the receiver off leaves the receptor for the receiver (!) open to dirt and grime.
     
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    muleferg Active Member

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    I leave mine on. Locked. The first one was stolen.:(

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  10. JimVandegriff

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    I like the sign. Stolen! Wow, I wouldn't think you could get the hitch receiver out of the slot under the car without the key, but larceny doesn't respect my limits! I've got the hitch receiver and the hitch on my car at the moment with a hitch lock between the two (and a tennis ball covering the hitch ball - looks funny but cute) in preparation for towing the trailer to get its wheel bearings re-packed. (And I'm hoping to get an accurate tongue weight test.)
     
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    Sorry. I should have said receiver cover. My brain is locked all the time lately.
     

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