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Old 05-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #113
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the master lock is junk,had one on my boat trailer,lost keys,used 18 volt drill 5/16 bit,I think it may have had 1 pin,very little drilling,and it came right off.
I don`t know how to bring up someone else`s quote,but it #6 by SC Streamer
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:15 PM   #114
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If its any easier or more convenient U Haul Handles lock sets for the Coupler and the latch that are keyed alike for the 2 5/16 couplers. There also is a devise the looks like the Sissior-Jack U jack up a car with only its two-sided and goes between the tires and is lockable and also stops forward and rearward rocking better than stabilizers ,or so Im told.
But if theives really really want your trailer the equipment is available to steal it with.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:17 PM   #115
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Update / trailer locks

Hi, we can now take all those locking devices off of our trailers; At the price of fuel, the theives can no longer afford to tow them away.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:13 PM   #116
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the master lock is junk,had one on my boat trailer,lost keys,used 18 volt drill 5/16 bit,I think it may have had 1 pin,very little drilling,and it came right off.
I don`t know how to bring up someone else`s quote,but it #6 by SC Streamer
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a good storage lot, chains through the wheels, toungue locks, gps locators and some other creative? (fuse pulling?) ways to deter theft are great to keep the non pros away. NOTHING will stop a pro filling an order for a unit like yours. They have floor jacks, acytelene torches, grinders and such. crack heads will break in and steal easily sold items. Pros will get your rig! Try to find a storage facility with managers living on site, who actually care about their job. if you are worried about theft in a campground or a truckstop these token theft deterrents are just fine.
I am more concerned about leaving the AS in remote campgrounds when we head out backpacking. We leave the camper as basecamp and head out for a few days at a time. Nice to come back to a cold brew and hot shower...
When the AS is home in the backyard-no concerns-well within range...

Sounds like the keyed alike masterlock sets are not worth it?
Any others?

Thanx, Bill
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:40 AM   #117
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Trailer Locks I have known

Here is what I have used for a year.

http://www.textrail.com/index.cfm?fu...2&categoryID=0
This is the same look as mine, but I bought a different make.

It fits over the extra large lip on the hitch for the Safari, since others don't.

LifeLong Locks - The Strongest, Most Theft-Proof Trailer Locks You Can Buy for the receiver and coupler lock.
Keyed alike, and they even had one for my 1.5" hitch receiver.
Smooth and easy to use.

For the LP gas tank lock and battery locks, I got some thread locks from
Lewster.

I also put a long wire rope lock around a wheel.

To foil those campground power stealers, I got a surgeguard hard wired to
the AC wiring inside, so it doesn't show.

And to foil those pesky stinger thieves, the latest Airstream Life had an excellent idea for an add-on to hold the receiver. I will put a hole in it
to put the lock in. Here's a picture of the article.

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But the biggest improvement to my Air security was to get
indoor, locked storage in a locked storage yard.


But one can't live in fear, so I got insurance too...
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:38 PM   #118
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Thanx Hank, the Lifelong lock set looks pretty good-I think I will buy those-just waht I was looking for!

Thanx again, Bill
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:33 PM   #119
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Again, nothing will stop someone that really wants your trailer. The best you can hope for is to make your railer harder to steal than the next guy's. In that case, with any luck the thief will take his, and not yours.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:57 AM   #120
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the master lock is junk,had one on my boat trailer,lost keys,used 18 volt drill 5/16 bit,I think it may have had 1 pin,very little drilling,and it came right off.
I don`t know how to bring up someone else`s quote,but it #6 by SC Streamer
It's still a deterrent. The pro's will get past anything and the crack head thief doesn't carry around drills to drill your lock off, they have already pawned their drill long ago.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:54 PM   #121
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Here is what I have used for a year.

http://www.textrail.com/index.cfm?fu...2&categoryID=0
This is the same look as mine, but I bought a different make.

It fits over the extra large lip on the hitch for the Safari, since others don't.

LifeLong Locks - The Strongest, Most Theft-Proof Trailer Locks You Can Buy for the receiver and coupler lock.
Keyed alike, and they even had one for my 1.5" hitch receiver.
Smooth and easy to use.

For the LP gas tank lock and battery locks, I got some thread locks from
Lewster.

I also put a long wire rope lock around a wheel.

To foil those campground power stealers, I got a surgeguard hard wired to
the AC wiring inside, so it doesn't show.

And to foil those pesky stinger thieves, the latest Airstream Life had an excellent idea for an add-on to hold the receiver. I will put a hole in it
to put the lock in. Here's a picture of the article.

[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Henry/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Henry/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg[/IMG]Attachment 61004

But the biggest improvement to my Air security was to get
indoor, locked storage in a locked storage yard.


But one can't live in fear, so I got insurance too...
Hank, received my LifeLong lock set today...I am impressed. Don't say that about too many products, but these locks are well designed, machined from billet, and even the tumblers are of a unique patented design. Very pleased!

Thanx for the lead,

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Hank, received my LifeLong lock set today...I am impressed. Don't say that about too many products, but these locks are well designed, machined from billet, and even the tumblers are of a unique patented design. Very pleased!

Thanx for the lead,

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Old 05-31-2008, 06:20 PM   #123
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Hi, after my "Master Lock" [receiver lock] bent on it's first one way trip, from the dealer to my home, I decided to find a lock set that didn't use a sleeve on the shaft that works for two sizes. I only need one size anyway. I bought a two piece set of locks for the tongue latch and the receiver; They were marked and packaged by "Smith & Wesson" and seem to be well built. But if for any reason I need to replace these locks, I will buy "LifeLong Lock", I like the way they look. [as in construction and materials]
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