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    Sign from God?

    So I have been slowly working on plans to carry my TW on a front hitch carrier in order to transport it along with my fifth wheel. I have spent months looking for haulers in the style of the "Ultimate MX Hauler" ... hoping to find a good deal on Craigslist. I saw that Ultimate MX Hauler had a Black Friday deal though, so I jumped on it.

    Rewind a number of months back ... I bought a front hitch for my truck from Amazon. The hitch arrived without any mounting hardware. I contacted the company to try to get the mounting hardware, but they couldn't send just the hardware. So I had to return the hitch and order another one. Thankfully, the second one came with the needed hardware.

    A couple Fridays ago, my hauler arrived. UPS had some delays and dropped it off a couple days late. Going through the parts list, I saw that I was missing the "lower control arm with nut" .... pretty critical piece. So I contact the company, but they were all riding and having fun through the weekend. I got a call on Monday, explained the problem, and they shipped out a new control arm the next day. It was supposed to be delivered on Wednesday, but UPS again had some delays. The package was finally delivered last Friday. I got the package, but it is EMPTY! The envelope the part was sent in had a big hole that was taped over .... likely by someone from UPS, which explains the extra delay.

    So for those keeping score:
    1) Front hitch missing hardware
    2) Return front hitch
    3) Get new front hitch
    4) Hauler missing hardware
    5) Missing hardware package is missing hardware
    6) Shipping delays all over
    7) Missing hardware package to replace empty missing hardware package ???

    I am beginning to wonder if this is all a sign from God. I won't deny that I am thick headed, and it can take a lot for me to get the message.

    Assuming the missing hardware does finally show up, I determined that I will be needing a hitch extension in order for the hauler to clear the front of my truck. Anyone want to place some wagers on whether that hitch extension will arrive without incident?

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    The hitch extension will likely arrive intact, but will arrive in Vail Colorado rather than Arizona.
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    you have certainly have worked for this one. I don't order heavy items from amazon anymore after they send my new compressor air mail, but unloaded it before the plane landed
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    Keep after it, you should be having fun camping and riding in the spring. OH, just looked at your location.....happy riding all year round. lol Best wishes.
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    It’s a sign from God... sell the Fifth Wheel. Buy a Motor home with a trailer.
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