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Old 05-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #15
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Well, it depends on the chain and lock. There are various tradeoffs to be made in convenience, cost, weight, and security.

As others have noted the presence of a HAHA or PPPPP is itself a deterrent to theft due to its unfamiliarity and the fact that the stinger can be stored securely. A thief would be well-prepared indeed to have both a pair of boltcutters and a stinger in hand.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:10 PM   #16
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One more thing. You can also flip the lock's metal casting upside down to get more circumference out of the bar when locking bike wheels.

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i also use the DT-25013 as my main security lock.

also, when at a site or when my AS is in storage i use a masterlock 187-KA shrouded padlock after removing the pivot lock hitch pin on the ball receiver.

and lastly, a good receiver lock when on the road.

my reese hitch is only on my TV when i am towing. otherwise i keep it in my garage.

just being careful.

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Old 05-11-2010, 05:13 PM   #18
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Well, it depends on the chain and lock. There are various tradeoffs to be made in convenience, cost, weight, and security...
Yes, the hardened chain will be effective but in this case the price of the two feet chain with a hardened padlock will be 2 to 4 times higher than the cost of a good coupler lock. But hardened chain is also a viable sulution.
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The original question, was what do people who have HAHA or PPPPP hitches use. A coupler lock is impractical with these hitches.
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Looking through the forums, I couldn't find anything on this, so I'll just ask-
anyone find a coupler lock that fits the rolled edge tongue of the A/S? I've looked at a bunch on line, and you can't tell what will fit. I did buy a tongue lock that had a ball to fit up into the tongue, and it had a hoop that was to go over the top, but the hoop was not wide enough to fit over the rolled edge. If you use a tongue lock on your A/S, what make and model is it?
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The original question, was what do people who have HAHA or PPPPP hitches use. A coupler lock is impractical with these hitches.
Hi, this is the original question; Did I miss something? HA HA / P P
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:10 PM   #21
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As I mentioned earlier, take a look at the Guardian G-37, It works great for the tongue lock and it's gray and black color blends right into the trailer colors!

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Old 05-16-2010, 01:40 PM   #22
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I suppose one approach is to make as difficult as possible—a lock in the coupler, a padlock on the lever above the coupler and a locking device between the wheels on tandem wheels. Might as well flatten the tires and disconnect the power jack by removing the fuse.

Removing the fuse is simple and quick and might be a very good deterrent.

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I've used the Trimax Umax 100 for a over two years, it fits perfectly and is very secure. I bought it through Heartland Lock they keyed all 3 locks alike one key for everything , could'nt be happier.
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I've looked at Umax 100 and it looks very solid. The only thing that was missing for me, was the "U" shaped bent at the top of the locking bar (shackle). I'm talking about the "U" that is visible at the top view of the coupler bar. This "U" comes handy on some bigger couplers, if you don't have this little "U" bent at the top of the shackle, then the lock won't fit too good on some couplers.

But I agree with CrawfordGene, using multiple security gadgets makes substantially more difficult to steal a trailer. If you put a chain on the wheels, a couopler lock and remove the fuse, then the thief will have to carry a massive crowbar, bolt cutter and a set of fuses .
That's pretty good security for about $100-$150.
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I've started using Bar wheel chocks on both sides with a Bar lock on both sides of each chock.

The chocks go between each wheel and help stabilize the trailer as well as chock it by locking the tires together.

Lock the Bar chocks in place (one on each side) and I'm thinking you've just created one heck of a theft deterrent.
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...Lock the Bar chocks in place (one on each side) and I'm thinking you've just created one heck of a theft deterrent.
Hahahaha, that's cool, it would be one hell of a bumpy ride with those chocks attached to the wheel.
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I tried to buy a Guardian G37 from the factory like you did, Bob; unfortunately it's been
over a month and haven't heard a thing from them. But they've got my money!
How long did it take to receive yours? And do you kow if they are legitimate???
They're in OKC, right??
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How much is your trailer WORTH??? I use two locks not the most expensive,but at least it will slow em down if they try to steal it. I have a MASTER Lock in the ball socket and another cheaper lock in the latch.
FOR those who may be intrested in a little more security. TRAILER PARTS KING has BOOTS for $177.00 . Pretty cheap insurance, compaired to what and AIRSTREAM COSTS. If one would use these three measures , it will bring the chances of thieft down dramaticly . TIME is a limiting factor. NO THEIF wants to be there over a minute.
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