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Old 09-27-2011, 06:36 AM   #57
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As it has been stated in many of the earlier responses a professional thief can by pass or defeat any lock system, however, I have also been told that if their is an easier target the thief will go after that one. My goal is to make them go after the easier target.

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:34 AM   #58
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:41 AM   #59
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There is another solution that we are all forgetting: Camouflage.

And I'm not saying we try to actually blend in, I'm just saying that if you paint your trailer in camo I promise no one will want to steal it.

I had a friend in college who bought a $3000 bicycle because he was obsessed with the sport. However, we lived on a very open college campus with lots of bikes and bike thieves. The first thing he did was paint his bike a flat rust brown color and he even tied trash bags to it when he locked it up. It looked ridiculous, but it worked. I don't have any data on the control group of how many other non-painted $3000 bikes were stolen, but I know there were some.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #60
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We have one over at Megahitch lock just for Airstreams and we disigned it just for an Airstream the rolled lip style made by Marvel now Atwood.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:57 AM   #61
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I Was able to purchase The Rhino Boot on eBay 9/21 for around 200.00, they sell for 599.00 from dealer. This and the MegaHitch Lock should send a would be thief looking for an easier victim. I hope.

I know if some one wants it they will try to get it. However I will make it as difficult for anyone to take it as I can.

Multiple good solid passive deterrents may be better than any 1 single device.
4 Rino boots and a hitch lock should work.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:10 AM   #62
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Alright, MegaHitch is ordered.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:03 AM   #63
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Megahitch is $139! I suppose you could drill out the lock if the trailer is somewhere where the noise can't be heard.

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Old 10-21-2011, 10:10 AM   #64
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I haven't seen the MegaHitch lock only in pictures. But I have never seen the lock mechinism itself. Does it come with the UN-Pickable lock. I have seen them in other applacations and see the inside of the mechinisum there are truly unpickable.I have one on my tongue latch.
I suppose given the new tecnogily of battery powered cut off tools and if the lock was in an area where noise didnt matter it would be no problem to defeat it.
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I suppose given the new tecnogily of battery powered cut off tools and if the lock was in an area where noise didnt matter it would be no problem to defeat it.

Cover the wheels with a Denver Boot, or remove them altogether. This is as far as I get (after decent locks).

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We have been using the Megahitch lock for a few months, and have been very happy with it. The lock is a very heavy-duty, well-machined device. We had to leave our new Airstream in a parking lot for two months while we modified our driveway. If someone has tried to defeat the Megahitch during that time they obviously were not successful.

Bob at Clearwater Industries was very helpful, and our Megahitch lock arrived within a few days of placing the order. I would not hesitate to recommend the Megahitch lock to anyone who needs a coupler lock.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:32 AM   #67
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I also have the Megahitch lock and am very happy with it. As stated earlier the folks at Megahitch are very customer oriented.
The lock is very heavy duty and would, in my opinion, take a while to cut. I am also not sure how easy it would be to drill out the lock as it faces the front of the trailer and is not easy to get to even to unlock it.

When one considers the price of the AS the cost of the lock is not expensive. I would recommend it.

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