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Where do you store your Ball Mount for the receiver???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by j0sh, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. j0sh

    j0sh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been trying to find a good solution for storing the ball mount for the receiver. I can't stand leaving it on as I always hit my knee on it. I like putting it in the compartment in the bed, but it rattles. I have tried wrapping it up in something to stop it from rattling, then it gets all rusted... What do you do with yours?
     
  2. Hellmutt

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    sadly, I've only put Husky Liners in it thus far - tend to blow all my cash on my bikes and guitars.
    Mine's tucked away behind the drivers side back seat, but it would fit under the back seats as well........I'd never leave it in the bed compartments where it can be stolen
     
  3. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    i kept mine under the drivers rear seat until i got a toolbox
     
  4. ink junky

    ink junky I phucking hate people >:(

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    Keep mine under the rear seat compartment on the drivers side(doublecab) and the brake light adapter in the drivers side door cup holder.
     
  5. paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    i keep it in.id rather someone (or me) hit it before my bumper.i have the hitch with the 3 balls on it.i know its there so i dont hit my leg
     
  6. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I've got one of those kits that came with the hitch, ball and locking pin all in a hard plastic case. I kept that behind the seats before I got a cap, not it's in the bed of the truck.
     
  7. joseph296

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    I keep mine in for people who like to bump while parking
     
  8. dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I use mine too often to constantly put it in and take it out. Wait a second, what kind of balls are we talking about?

    Either applies for me.
     
  9. zkdawg

    zkdawg NoPo Taco

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    i keep mine in the compartment behind the back seats, no rattling and no one can steal it.
     
  10. SplitDecision

    SplitDecision Phones Ringin Dude

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    You guys keeping it in the cab are crazy unless it's fastened down securely. If you ever get in a roll over that thing is going to kill you flying around.
     
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    I have a DBL Cab so it is behind the back seat but it starting to rattle a little so I am going to move it.
     
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    With the jack along with the wiring plug adapter, torque wrench, and lug nut socket. I use a towel to keep things from rattling.
     
  13. mak90

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    keep mine in the rear compartment under the back seat
     
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    I put mine in the toolbox. I don't know about other states but I know its against the law to keep it in without a trailer on in PA
     
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    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Behind the back seat in my DC.
     
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    Though I don't leave mine in...I had no idea it was illegal around here! I'm going to do some digging to confirm this.

    Stick it under the back seats in a doublecab. Wrap it in a towel (also handy to have) so it doesn't rattle.
     
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    Under the drivers side rear seat in the storage compartment.
     
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    DWreck Famous Fabrication Vendor

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    Bed storage. Rattling is a part of truck ownership!
     
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    Me too, plus I tow almost every day!
     
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    under drivers side back seat in the storage compartment. Also keep the 7-4 adapter, wrench, recovery shackle, and different sized balls. I use a towel to keep it from rattling. Plus the towel is handy to wipe my hands off when I'm hitching things up.

    I can't leave it in the receiver because my truck won't fit in the garage with it in.
     
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