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Old 02-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #57
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Geez, looking over these posts I realized that I posted the wrong coupler lock. Here is mine. Got my DAT XXXX's messed up:
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:24 PM   #58
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Interesting note. At the Sarasota WBCCI State Rally I learned that while traveling the trailer hitch latch should only be clipped shut with a clamp or something - not a lock. The reason... safety in the event or need of disconnecting the tow vehicle from the trailer. I just always used a padlock.
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Out of curiosity, does anyone know someone who had their camper or trailer stolen while secured by a coupler or wheel lock (of any type).

The only folks that I know who had trailers stolen weren't using any kind of lock. Thieves just hitched conventionally and left.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #60
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The chains can just as easily be cut.

Removing wheels usually is the best, along with adding locking stud nuts.

That prevents reinstalling wheels.

Andy
Wheel lug nut locks assumed ...
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:15 AM   #61
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Coupler lock

Do not see any resent posts on this subject. Going with the Proven Industries lock made for Airstreams. Only a little concerned about theft, just want to be smart about the possibly.

We are new to all of this so any insight how this community thinks about security is welcome.

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Old 04-02-2018, 10:37 PM   #62
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Do not see any resent posts on this subject. Going with the Proven Industries lock made for Airstreams. Only a little concerned about theft, just want to be smart about the possibly.

We are new to all of this so any insight how this community thinks about security is welcome.

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Hi, There! My trailer is in my driveway secure with the hitch lock I bought several years ago. It gives me peace of mind, although it maybe looks a little silly (mine is rather clunky looking and the paint is faded from the sun). My trailer is a work in process, which is itself probably the best deterrent (complete with Clecos running the perimeter down by the belly pan). Still I would buy the hitch lock again, it has been money well spent. My Airstream is an investment not just of money but of my time / blood, sweat, tears) and future plans... You canít really put a price tag on that.

You definitely have the right idea to get a lock. I know of people (fiberglass camper owners) who went with the Proven Industries lock and are very happy. It seems incredibly secure and has a nice clean look/ isnít overly bulky.

I canít say what other measures you should take. Iíve read that wheel locks are a good idea, also theyíre small and relatively inexpensive. A larger boot-style wheel lock is probably overkill for traveling but if your trailer will be sitting out in the open for long periods you might consider it.

Congrats on your trailer and happy travels!
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Takes a handful of seconds to cut through a hardened steel lock with a CORDLESS angle grinder.

No, you wonít hear it.

Something beats nothing, but as Andy relates above, it takes an approach combining wheels, chains and a lock.

The one about locking lugnuts on a bare drum is great.
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