Do you mean no place to put a pin in the hitch ball connecting it to the car? Or pin in the hitch mechanism of the camper?
I recently bought a camper with only one hole on the side. It blocked the hitch release mechanism. I put a bolt in with a nut on the inside. Then to be sure I wired the hitch release down so it couldn't pop up. Overkill, I know. Better safe than sorry.
Last Edit: Oct 5, 2015 10:01:39 GMT -8 by nccamper
Post by trailertrasher on Oct 5, 2015 10:42:13 GMT -8
That flathead bolt in nc's picture is the lock down. Loosen it,then slide it all the way forward and tighten it down. Use caution as it will very often break if it hasn't been used in a while. When in the locked position it blocks the fork (name?) from being able to back off,but the lever and collar can still move.. Not a lot of piece of mind there huh.. A bolt in the hole as discussed may or may not prevent the fork from being able to move like it does the collar. Someone will have to check that out.. I don't have one here now..
Yes, the bolt should do it. My bolt was frozen tight.
I think a lock or bolts through the hole may be safer with a system that hasn't been in use for years. Once you're home there will be time to experiment. To be honest, I'll use the adjustment bolt and put a padlock through the hole. Overkill. But trusting that bolt not to loosen seems risky to a coward like me.
Mine is a very old style also it has a collar that goes around the front of the ball coupler when in the tow position an comes up to about a 45 degree angle an slides back a bit but in the tow position the is no hole in the handle to put a pin through.i add a picture soon
Mine is a very old style also it has a collar that goes around the front of the ball coupler when in the tow position in the uncoupling position the collar an comes up to about a 45 degree angle an slides back a bit but in the tow position the is no hole in the handle to put a pin through is this safe? I remember as a kid traveling around the country we had a very similar hitch set up. Looks very similar to the picture at the start of the thread
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2017 5:55:18 GMT -8 by jayebeach