The trailer came off the hitch yesterday while traveling about 30 mph on a back road to Fort Parker Texas State Park. I hit a pot hole and with in second I heard scraping noise and felt a bump and was pushed forward hard. It scared the hell out of me! I got the bike parked and checked out the rear of the bike. Trailer was disconnected, the chains did their job and we’re still connected.
I reconnected everything and did a inspection to see why it came disconnect. I didn’t see anything, so it must have been that I did not properly connect everything. I usually double check everything, I’m not sure what happened this time. But I will for sure in the future double check everything.
And when I got checked in at Fort Parker Texas State Park I got to my campsite I was not able to raise the top of the trailer because the winch gears were scraped down to where they were not properly working. I look for a local Tractor Supply store (only 6 mile away) from where I got the original winch and I headed over to Mexia Texas to pick one up.
It took forever to get the old winch off and the steel cable removed. I finally got the new winch installed and it’s working right now. everything is looking good now but I’m certainly going to keep an eye on it just in case.￼
It took me about three hours to get the new winch and to do all the repairs. All that wore me out and I did not feel like cooking dinner. Out of the blue a lady that was camping across from me comes over and offers me dinner. She was an angel in disguise. Her name is Judy and she was with a group there at the park called Sisters On The Fly. Judy you are awesome and thank you for your kindness!