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Keep your balls on!

Discussion in 'Towing' started by LoHoNas, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    LoHoNas

    LoHoNas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was at a stop light tonight and a kid crashed in to my truck.
    My receiver hitch tow ball saved my truck from any damage !!! It did completely destroy the kids front bumper. Sorry no pics of the actual event but you get the idea.....Keep your balls on!!!

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  2. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    meeestirg

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    nothing bent at all? even further under your truck? if so im going to start leaving that on.

    oh hey look there are some legs dangling from under your truck lol!
     
  3. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    JAG

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    i thought nothing happened to mine one time a chic rear ended me.... till i looked and saw the girl that broke my bed.

    Just a little crack... but still. :mad:

    and oh yeah... the beds are stronger than steel. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    yup, I always leave mine in just for this reason :cool:
     
  5. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Yep, my brothers truck has been saved twice by it. and thats why i always keep mine in there. My boss said some one ran into the work truck one time in a honda civic, and he has one of those 3 ball ones, and it ripped the radiator out of the car. haha
     
  6. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    Special_K

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    sorry to hear that...i leave my shackle on :D
     
  7. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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  8. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    not a scratch! Nothing bent at all it was a pretty hard hit so I could not believe it. LOL..I never noticed that dog under the truck hahaha it was a stray that was running around at that cabin we stayed at.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    LoHoNas

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    Yeah, the kids radiator seamed to be leaking but I could not find a hole in it.... I think it was bent back and cracked a line or seal or something
     
  10. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    Couple years ago some guy pulled out in front of me and slammed on the brakes.(saw a pedestrian at the last minute.) My 2nd gen supra got fucked up bad because of his ball. If it wasn't there i would have had only minor paint damage.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i used to, but im afraid of it rusting in there and never comming out.

    Also, the ratteling drives me nuts
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    this is what i was trying to ask about but couldn't put into words hahaha
     
  13. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Got a good point. I never really left the hitch in for any reason other than to lazy to remove it. I think due to the ride height of the kids car and my truck even if I had nothing in the receiver, the impact was centered on the receiver hitch and would have took the hit either way. The actual impact was probably not as bad as it felt the ball just saved my bumper from damage. In a more high speed crash your probably better off with out it. If I did not have it on tonight I would be looking for a new bumper right now.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    gotcha!
     
  15. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    a cop in NY told my pops to take the one off his truck because its illegal to have it on when not towing something....
     
  16. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    Why would it be illegal? That's crazy:goingcrazy:
     
  17. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    i bet some politician somewhere went grocery shopping and caught his shin on a receiver ball when walking through a parking lot and thought "im gonna make that illegal for safety" :rolleyes:

    :p
     
  18. Oct 24, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    Seriously??? Are plate bumpers and bull bars illegal too...I guess the people making laws drive smart cars.....same dbags that gave Ford so much sh!t for the size of the Excursion.
     
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