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Old 10-03-2004, 09:17 PM   #1
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Can't seem to find a lock for hitch on my 04 Bambi 19; bought one called a gorilla lock but it does not fit, also I don't think a tire boot would fit in the mags on the wheel. Anyone out there find a good lock.
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:41 PM   #2
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I have one I like

Made by a company called Blaylock. There was a big discussion in this old string about coupler locks and there is a photo of the lock I use there. I also keep a padlock through the coupler that I keep on when I am hitched up.

My lock, along with one of the discus-type padlocks, makes it pretty hard to someone to hitch up.

I called it Blalock in my first posts in the old string, but it is really Blaylock.
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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I have found that the Pit Bull, with the shield lug blocker http://tirelock.com/product.php
works very well. I do assemble with the longer hook at the outside of the wheel (thus the logo is upside down, but then the lock mechanism is shileded from rain by the trainer body).
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Old 10-04-2004, 09:00 AM   #4
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I have a boot for by '04 Bambi. Can't imagine why it wouldn't fit yours. The top is a dome so it fits over the wheel. See my photo at...

http://www.airstreamphotos.com/photo...cat/all/page/1
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:10 PM   #5
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I have a boot for by '04 Bambi. Can't imagine why it wouldn't fit yours. The top is a dome so it fits over the wheel. See my photo at...

http://www.airstreamphotos.com/photo...cat/all/page/1
Now that's serious theft prevention!!!
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Now that's serious theft prevention!!!
Bambi WILL BE at the campsite when I return and no one is taking her out of the drive while I'm not looking!!!
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Make and Model of the red boot

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I have a boot for by '04 Bambi. Can't imagine why it wouldn't fit yours. The top is a dome so it fits over the wheel. See my photo at...

http://www.airstreamphotos.com/photo...cat/all/page/1
Luckydc; I can see the picture but I cannot find the name of your particular red boot/shield combination. Can you tell me the make and model number of your red boot that you have on your 19' Bambi? Would you happen to have a link to the business that sells them? I need to get one of those for my Bambi too.

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I love that your boot matches the stool seat inside the trailer! Fun!

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Old 11-05-2004, 07:12 AM   #9
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I also bought a coupler lock from Camping World that I had to return because it did not fit
I've kept my trailer "secured" with a butterfly lock that fit into the coupler hasp, but I've never been comfortable with that arrangement. Soooo, after reading this post, I decided that I would give the Blaylock a try.
After some online searching I found a website here that seemed to have a good price. It arrived yesterday and was a snap to install, it's a nice product...
Nice call Pahaska!

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See this for more boot info. I have prior posts about it and the company. It is so easy to use.

http://www.mitico.com/rhino_hookloc1_.htm
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:50 AM   #11
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Blaylock hitch lock won't fit

OK! Something's wrong - maybe operator error! I bought a blaylock TL-33 hitch lock based on posts and pics found here. I'll be darned if I can make it fit though.

The hitch on my '04 25' Safari seems to be slightly too 'fat' to allow the lock pin to slide across the front of the hitch. The pics posted here show the pin crossing the hitch just in front of the ball pocket. I guess if I file a little bit off the turned up lip on the hitch I can make it fit but I don't want to do that. Anyone with similar problems? How about alternate hitch locks? I'm not ready to pop for one of those fancy wheel boots yet.
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OK! Something's wrong - maybe operator error! I bought a blaylock TL-33 hitch lock based on posts and pics found here. I'll be darned if I can make it fit though.

The hitch on my '04 25' Safari seems to be slightly too 'fat' to allow the lock pin to slide across the front of the hitch. The pics posted here show the pin crossing the hitch just in front of the ball pocket. I guess if I file a little bit off the turned up lip on the hitch I can make it fit but I don't want to do that. Anyone with similar problems? How about alternate hitch locks? I'm not ready to pop for one of those fancy wheel boots yet.
I see Bob's question was never answered.

I'm also considering a Blaylock for my 2004 30' Classic.

Is my coupler the same as on Bob's Safari? Should the Blaylock fit mine?

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Old 03-23-2005, 05:19 AM   #13
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I see Bob's question was never answered.

I'm also considering a Blaylock for my 2004 30' Classic.

Is my coupler the same as on Bob's Safari? Should the Blaylock fit mine?

John
That Baylock looks like it works pretty slick. Has anyone had issues with it?
Hmmm, looks like fabricating one would be a sinch
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What I did was make up a four-legged stand with a 2 5/16 ball welded on the end (legs come up like a pyramid, with the ball on top, and then had a square base that the legs are welded on). You have to offset the angle of the legs somewhat so the base will clear the foot for the power jack. I run the jack up, insert the stand, lower the jack till the weight is on the hitch, lock the hitch, raise the jack and remove the fuse. Voila, hitch locked and jack disabled. One nice thing about this is all the tongue weight is now on the hitch and not on the jack.....and it is locked.
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How about a hidden kill switch inside the trailer that disables the jack and all the running lights. Your best chance is for the police to pull them over if someone takes your trailer. I still like the land mine idea best.
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What I did was make up a four-legged stand with a 2 5/16 ball welded on the end (legs come up like a pyramid, with the ball on top, and then had a square base that the legs are welded on). You have to offset the angle of the legs somewhat so the base will clear the foot for the power jack. I run the jack up, insert the stand, lower the jack till the weight is on the hitch, lock the hitch, raise the jack and remove the fuse. Voila, hitch locked and jack disabled. One nice thing about this is all the tongue weight is now on the hitch and not on the jack.....and it is locked.
I thought about that one for a while, but with varying heights of where the tongue would need to be to be level it would need to be adjustable. Also it seems it would take up a fair amount of space to store…
Have any photos of yours????
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Perfection Moulders Inc, 213 Connell St. Goodlettsville, TN 37072 sells a wheel chocking device through camping world. It prevents the trailer from moving and a pad lock can prevent the locking device from being removed. I take the hitch out of the receiver and place it in the coupler and lock it with a pad lock. I have enlarged the locking pin hole in the hitch pin so that my padlock will fit. When I pull I remove the padlock from the coupler and put the hitch in the reciever and use the padlock to secure it. I don't use the padlock on the wheel locks but it would add another level of security along with that big red number on the top of the trailer that can be seen by air.
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I will post a picture of the stand late next week, unfortunately I'm at work/away from home till then.
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I will post a picture of the stand late next week, unfortunately I'm at work/away from home till then.
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I like the Blaylock design and it may be easy to fab a basic one: just buy a 2 5/16" ball and destroy/disable the threads by welding something onto them...like a jack stand All these solutions are only as strong as your padlock though. I was going to my storage unit once when I noticed that every lock had been cut and was lying on the ground. Fearing what I would find at my unit...my Master lock had not been cut! Everybody had bought the cheapest lock they could find and I bought the biggest that would fit.

I just found this on one of the Google advertisments above:

"Trailer coupler locks, (hitch locks, tongue locks) are all very easy to defeat. Thieves attach the "locked" trailer coupler to their tow vehicle with chain or rope and pull the trailer out of sight or they use a special device that just clamps around the locked coupler and hooks directly to their tow vehicle."

That's how I got my first camper home. Because I couldn't get the latch to lock I c-clamped the coupler from my utility trailer to the tongue and towed it home. It only weighed 1,000lbs and I was only going 2 miles.

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