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#11170265 - 10/17/15 05:40 PM Played it safe on Ray Hubbard
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
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Loc: Forney TX
Watch your trailer hitch! Played it "safe" on Ray Hubbard and launched in Heath at Terry Park. Little brother met met me there and some trashie scum pos stole his hitch from the receiver! We had fun fishing, but coming back to that sux! I hope the mf'r runs off the road and totals their ride with that hitch !
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#11170266 - 10/17/15 05:42 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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The stuff people do for $20
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#11170275 - 10/17/15 05:44 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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It baffles me! Are ppl really that hard up . Wow. I would have rather them asked me for $20 and I would have given them $20 if they needed it that Bad
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#11170286 - 10/17/15 05:50 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
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Loc: Rowlett, TX
Well, this is encouraging for my trip tomorrow.
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#11170288 - 10/17/15 05:51 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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Registered: 01/24/05
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Loc: Lake Fork
I tack welded mine when I lived in Austin, street life was about twenty minutes..
Most P.O.S. don't carry a grinder.
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#11170292 - 10/17/15 05:53 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
Mayo Offline
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Damn... Sorry to hear that man. Glad you guys had a good time on the water though.

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#11171415 - 10/18/15 05:35 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
UTDmiller Offline
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bought a new one today, made sure it was a locking one. Though, from what im told, all they need is a hammer and a screwdriver to remove it anyway
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#11171771 - 10/18/15 08:26 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
Robbie Milam Offline


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Lol, I had a transom saver stole out of the back of my truck at Fork a few weeks back so I know the feeling. It's the point of the matter not value that made me upset.
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#11172197 - 10/19/15 07:20 AM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
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If it didn't cost $15 to launch at a private ramp, it might be worth it to pay. But $20 once in awhile or $15 every time you launch at Chandlers? I'll take my chances. In my case, I just go to Fork or Tawakoni instead.

Still sucks your buddy had his stuff stolen. Like was said...the stuff folks will do for $20 is a little puzzling.
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#11172307 - 10/19/15 08:26 AM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: Robbie Milam]
UTDmiller Offline
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Originally Posted By: Robbie Milam
Lol, I had a transom saver stole out of the back of my truck at Fork a few weeks back so I know the feeling. It's the point of the matter not value that made me upset.


Exactly, not to mention I owned said hitch for maybe 28hrs lol. Bought it the day before
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#11172533 - 10/19/15 09:57 AM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
T-Gauntt Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
Posts: 652
Loc: Sachse, TX
About a year ago I pulled in to the free west ramp off dalrock, and there was a guy sitting in a boat on a trailer in the parking lot. I didn't think much about it but then after I launched and was walking down to my boat in the water the guy in the parking lot yelled out "hide your personals". I asked if he had something stolen, and he replied "yea, my truck!". Those theives detached his empty trailer and drove off with his truck. Somebody helped him get his boat out of the water, and the police were just pulling in to investigate as I started idling off.

I posted about it back when it happened and it was amazing how many people chimed in about their cadilidic converters being sawed off while out on the water, trailers being stolen, cars broken into, you name it. Pay to launch on Hubbard PERIOD. The peace of mind is worth every penny! There are shady characters just sitting in their car every time I drive thru those two free ramps off Dalrock
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#11172825 - 10/19/15 12:13 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: UTDmiller]
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Registered: 01/28/06
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Loc: East of Dallas
John, I have a new unused Stainless Steel 2" drop hitch I"ll give you if you would like. Can meet at BPS Garland.
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#11172880 - 10/19/15 12:36 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: MDM]
UTDmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
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Originally Posted By: MDM
John, I have a new unused Stainless Steel 2" drop hitch I"ll give you if you would like. Can meet at BPS Garland.


I really appreciate that, but I went and boat a new hitch and locking pin yesterday. I planned on buying a locking pin anyway but on the way to pick up my boat Friday I ran out of time.

Thanks again though thumb
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#11173000 - 10/19/15 01:35 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: UTDmiller]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 474
Loc: Coppell, Texas
Originally Posted By: UTDmiller
bought a new one today, made sure it was a locking one. Though, from what im told, all they need is a hammer and a screwdriver to remove it anyway
. Yep. One time I lost the key to mine and it was way too easy to break it off

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#11173160 - 10/19/15 02:44 PM Re: Played it safe on Ray Hubbard [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
skeeter james Offline
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Registered: 05/16/14
Posts: 570
Loc: Corinth,tx
I put a lock on mine like what I use on the tongue of my trailer. It's pretty sturdy but it will keep the honest crook honest... I see people lock the tongue of their trailer to the ball, but the receiver hitch just has a pin in it. Seems like a easy way to steal the trailer to me. That would really suck to pull up to the ramp and see your truck and no trailer....
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