Friday, August 7, 2015
Damn You Swamp Dog
So the other day my Dad and I were doing a bit of bumper hitch switching. We had a couple old hitch holders that needed the rust removed and since we recently bought two new trailers we needed the standard 2 inch balls at different heights for different loads etc. Dad also wanted a new 2 inch ball with the thicker bolt.
So I soaked the old rusted receivers in muratic acid, cleaned em up and repainted em etc. Then we started seeing which receivers went to which hitches and pins at different levels yadda yadda. I am sure there is an easier way to get a one size fit's all hitch combo but what the hell we had all these receivers and hitches so why not use em.
Finally we got one for each arrangement and managed to keep one for the pin hitch as I still have one trailer that doesn't require a ball. I call it my heaven hitch since it isn't tainted by those demon spawn ball hitches.
So today I go to put the pin receiver in my hitch and notice my hitch pin is missing. Well that sucks.
I left them sitting on the bumper of my truck and drove off with em still there. My bet is they have been picked up by Swampdog along the road somewhere.
All I can say is ouch. Those wrenches are going to be expensive to replace. I can't kick myself too hard though as it's been years since i lost any tools like that but I am still beating myself over the head with a hammer a time or two.
Always keep track of your tools.
I guess a trip tot he hardware store is in order. I hope there is some old White country boy there working to help me find some replacement wrenches.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!