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Old 09-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #15
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MegaHitch is what I meant. Link is in one of the above responses...
May I ask if you are you at all connected to that company in any way, or do you sell their products?
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:41 PM   #16
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I'm not associated with megahitch in any way other than as a customer. I bought one and think it is he best deterrent type lock for the hitch. Of course nothing is fool proof. Watch their videos on their web page. I know it is very well made. I can't figure out a way to beat it. Anyone had their AS stolen with one attached?
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:02 AM   #17
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May I ask if you are you at all connected to that company in any way, or do you sell their products?
No connection at all. My comment is strictly based on other opinions read here on the forum.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #18
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Aage,
On being connected with the Megahitch Company, only as a consumer. As I mentioned earlier, I would be hating life if I had the go get the Airstream a couple hundred miles away to move it to another location (as we have found it is cheaper to leave it at one location and drive to it for the weekends without towing it), and forget the key either at the house or in the other car. That thing is not coming off.

We do have plan "B" so no worries about forgetting the key.

It is a good solid item and a great deterrent. If some one wants your Unit, unless it is hitch to you TV or in a closed storage space, anything is possible.

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #19
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What coupler lock are folks here using? I like the sound and looks of the MegaLock, but they have so many choices that I cannot figure out which one(s) would best fit my 1960 Safari. Please post your experience with your coupler lock and the part/model number if you have it. Many thanks!
Greetings,

I purchased a Mega Hitch coupler vault since I was told that it met the specs for my trailer. It arrived and was not very "loose" like it was supposed to be. I called the company and spoke with Mike who was more than helpful. The Airstream Megahitch uses a 2 5/16" ball and wouldn't work with my 63 since I have a 2" ball. Mike made a custom Airstream Megahitch for me with 2" ball that works AMAZING. He then shipped it to me with a box and RETURN POSTAGE to ship the old coupler vault that didnt work for me back.

Unlike several vendors in the trailer and Airstream world, this was unbelievable customer service. Return postage for free? Custom hitch? I told Mike to start offering this new style of hitch for vintage owners, and since it was just a week ago that this happened it is likely he hasn't changed his website yet.

I HIGHLY recommend Mega Hitch coupler locks. They are pricey, but you can't beat the security and customer service.

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #20
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I just picked up this lock. It's a great deal at this price.
Amazon.com: Trimax UMAX100 Universal 'Die-Cast' Dual Purpose Coupler Lock
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:04 PM   #21
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This may be a stupid question, but ... here goes. Are Airstreams stolen very often? Anyone have stats?
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #22
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This may be a stupid question, but ... here goes. Are Airstreams stolen very often? Anyone have stats?
Great question! I'd also be interested to know which is stolen more often--older or newer trailers? Maybe the idea of a lock is just an overreaction to a threat that is minimal?
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #23
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Great question! I'd also be interested to know which is stolen more often--older or newer trailers? Maybe the idea of a lock is just an overreaction to a threat that is minimal?
Hi, I wouldn't be without a coupler lock on my trailer. I use a Guardian G-37. Seems from what I have read here on this forum that older trailers usually in storage lots or on large properties have been stolen. Also seems that most were in Washington or Texas. Also a few were reported as stolen off of dealer's lots. [brand new] This is just from what I remember right now.
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We used to use the Guardian G-37 which I think is one of the better lock designs available, but have recently gone to using the MegaHitch vault. As a non-thief, I think the MegaHitch would be a bit harder to overcome.

As noted above, Clearwater Industries (the MegaHitch manufacturer) does offer great customer service. They called a couple months after I purchased the lock to make sure it was working fine for me, at which time I asked to see if I could get more keys for mine as I somehow lost one of my keyrings. They looked it up and the keys were in the mail that day.

I've also ordered one for my parents' new teardrop. That thing seems to attract even more campground attention than an Airstream.
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This may be a stupid question, but ... here goes. Are Airstreams stolen very often? Anyone have stats?
Here in Hinckley, Ohio three or four trailer were stolen in the last month. They weren't Airstreams but non the less stolen trailers.

An Airstream can be placed anywere, a back lot, a permanent campground and used. It dosn't need to have a plate or be registared. A fellow on Craigs list is advertising for the return of his Airstream stolen from a campground locally.

When was the last time you were stopped and they checked the trailer registration and plates?

You see older trailer advertised for sale cheap and when you inquire, they have no title. IE stolen years prior. Sometimes an owner missplaces it though or dies.

Airstreams are very expensive and will be stolen.
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Are they stolen? About 4 or 5 from Texas last year alone.

Mega Hitch is the best in my opinion, and after watching the video of them blowing the competition's locks away (breaking into them or breaking them off).

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #27
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My Hensley hitch has workes well as a theift determent. The theif can't figure out how to hook it up.
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My Hensley hitch has workes well as a theift determent. The theif can't figure out how to hook it up.
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